Who we are
Vision Paper is a small, innovative company that has taken
a clearly unique approach to paper. Our mission is to make the
most environmentally positive products possible.
What we do
Vision Paper works with U.S. farmers to grow an annual row
crop called kenaf. We use the kenaf as our raw material instead
of trees. We manufacture pulp and paper, without using any
chlorine compounds, and we sell the paper to printers,
companies, and organizations nationally.
On the farms
Low input sustainable agricultural practices like crop
rotations are promoted to reduce or eliminate the use of
fertilizers and chemicals. Because kenaf is grown for the
fibrous stalk, and not the fruit or flower of the plant,
insecticides are not required. All of our kenaf is grown on
farms here in the U.S.A.
At the mill
Kenaf offers a "pollution solution." Less chemicals and
energy are required, and our pulp is totally chlorine free (TCF).
No dioxins or other chlorine compounds are created or released
in the manufacturing process. All of our pulp and paper is
manufactured in the U.S.A. in strict compliance with U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Why we do it
Growing world population rates indicate a growing demand for
paper. Recycling alone cannot satisfy this demand. Unless we
begin making paper from something other than trees,
deforestation will become a bigger and bigger problem.
Kenaf offers a clearcut alternative. Rural economies are in need of
clean, sustainable and high quality job creation. Kenaf provides
opportunities for new business development in an environmentally
sound manner. Farmers need new crops to diversify the rotation
options, and to reduce the level of surpluses. Surplus crops drive
prices down and hurt the smaller farmers. By increasing the number
of crop options, surpluses will be reduced.
October 26, 2010 03:41 PM