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The worlds most
climate friendly paper

The paper mill is located in a densely forested area in the south of Sweden and we have the expertise to incorporate environmental thinking into the production of high quality design paper.
We have done this since 1693. 

Rooted in the Swedish forests

Lessebo Paper is located in a densely forested area right between large shallow lakes in the inland region of Småland. We have produced paper generation over generation, developing the most climate friendly paper in the world. It is in our nature to care and foster the surroundings for the coming generations. Our paper mill is located by a water stream and we have responsibility of the water flow in the lake Läen and the river of Ronneby. These waters are the habitat of thousands different species vital for biodiversity, this is why the water released from our paper mill is cleaner than the water we take in.

Lessebo Paper is working for climate change mitigation though increasing the capacity of carbon sinks through reforestation. The trees utilized for our paper come from forests where more trees are planted than harvested, for every tree felled; at least two new trees are planted. The goal of mitigation is to avoid significant human interference with the climate system, and stabilize greenhouse gas levels.

The result of our hard work is a fully biodegradable and recyclable paper, made of 100% ECF pulp. Produced with responsibility for our environment – and the coming generations.

CO2 neutral

More trees are planted than harvested. All forestry operations are FSC® and/or PEFC™ certified

Zero waste to landfill, the waste we cannot recycle is donated to local producers of biofuel

100% of our energy comes from renewable sources; hydropower, solar and wind energy. The waste energy supplies the houses in Lessebo with district heating

The water released from our paper mill is cleaner than the water we take in

CO2 neutral

More trees are planted than harvested. All forestry operations are FSC® and/or PEFC™ certified

Zero waste to landfill, the waste we cannot recycle is donated to local producers of biofuel

100% of our energy comes from renewable sources; hydropower, solar and wind energy. The waste energy supplies the houses in Lessebo with district heating

The water released from our paper mill is cleaner than the water we take in

Responsible forestry

The forest is a fantastic force. When trees grow, they bind and store carbon dioxide, when a tree is fully-grown it can be used for climate-smart materials and products. The Swedish forests are growing by more than 120 million cubic meters each year.  As the forest is constantly growing, its renewable power never ends, as long as the forest is properly managed and cared for.

Forests are rich in biodiversity and valuable for recreation, water regulation and soil protection. As well as for providing timber and non-wood forest products, forests are important for mitigating climate change and for the energy renewable sector – over a single year, a mature tree will take up approximately 22kg of CO2 from the atmosphere, and, in exchange, release oxygen
– EEA, 2016

The pulp in our paper origins from the vast Swedish forests, and we have high demands on how the forest is managed. The ecosystem is fundamental in our nature and the harvest is therefore made with sensibility. Utilization of Swedish trees contributes to transports with low carbon dioxide emissions. Our paper is mainly made of birch which reaches good strength without the need for excessive, energy intensive treatment of the fibres.

The Nordic Swan review the environmental impact of goods and services throughout the entire life cycle from raw material to waste and place demands on function and quality. Our products fulfil the requirements of the Nordic Swan. All forestry operations are certified to recognized sustainability criteria, such as the FSC® and PEFC™ standards, which promotes the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. Ask for our FSC® certified or PEFC™ certified products.

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green electricity

CO2 per ton paper (an equvalent paper emits 830kg CO2 )

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growth of standing volume in Swedish forests from 1920 (SLU, 2019)

Latest news

The Royal couple visited Lessebo Paper

The Royal couple visited Lessebo Paper

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silvia visited Lessebo Paper on September 26 to celebrate the 300-year anniversary of paper production in Lessebo. During the day, Their Royal Highnesses participated in the anniversary ceremony as well as a guided tour of Lessebo Paper.

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Royal visit at Lessebo Paper

Royal visit at Lessebo Paper

Lessebo paper mill celebrates its 300th anniversary of the permission to produce paper signed by the Swedish National Board of Trade – a celebration HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silvia will be taking part in.

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Lessebo Paper launches Lessebo Recycled

Lessebo Paper launches Lessebo Recycled

Lessebo Paper today launched its new paper quality – Lessebo Recycled, an entirely new line produced from recycled paper. Lessebo Recycled is developed for those looking for recycled paper, but at the same time want premium quality.

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