The 100% recycled mill will use both OCC and mixed waste
Green Bay Packaging Inc. plans to replace its 71-year-old Green Bay Paper Mill with a new, state-of-the-art facility. The $500 million investment will be the first new paper mill in Wisconsin in over 30 years. It will have an estimated annual capacity of 685,000 tons, over double that of the current operation. The company expects the new mill to be operational in the first quarter of 2021.
“The decision to build the new 300” (7.6m), 100% recycled paper machine in Green Bay will more than double Green Bay Packaging’s paper production capabilities in Wisconsin, supporting the company’s commitment to service it’s Midwest customer base with cutting edge quality,” Bryan Hollenbach, Executive Vice President of Green Bay Packaging, said.
Green Bay Packaging will also partner with NEW Water, Green Bay’s local metropolitan water treatment facility, to construct a reclaimed water system that utilizes treated wastewater for production and does not discharge any wastewater back into the Fox River or Bay of Green Bay. The new mill will be a 100% recycled mill utilizing both old corrugated containers (OCC) and mixed waste as its fiber supply. “We believe it will be one of the most environmentally friendly mills in the country,” added Matt Szymanski, VP of Mill Operations.