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Asia Pulp and Paper targets zero forest fires in 2020

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a subsidiary of diversified conglomerate Sinar Mas Group, has announced that it is stepping up efforts to fight forest and bush fires in its concession areas in anticipation of the dry season.

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BillerudKorsnäs and The Paper Straw Co to launch the first U-Bend paper straw

Together with the Paper Straw Co, BillerudKorsnäs has developed the first functional 180° U-Bend straw, made out of paper.

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PotlatchDeltic Corporation Announces Campfire Burn Ban on Idaho Property

PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced effective Thursday, July 25, 2019, that no campfires or open burning will be allowed on its property in the State of Idaho due to increasing fire danger in the region.

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Tetra Pak becomes first carton packaging company to launch paper straws in Europe

Tetra Pak has announced that customers have started field testing​ its paper straws for beverage products in Europe.

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The EIA process for Metsä Fibre's bioproduct mill in Kemi is progressing

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, started the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process in May 2019 for the bioproduct mill planned to build in Kemi, Finland.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö Receives OK Compost Certification for its Coralpack Grease Resistant Wrapping Papers

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has received the OK compost HOME and OK compost INDUSTRIAL certifications from TÜV® Austria for its entire range of Coralpack™ grease resistant wrapping papers.

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Ilim Timber received FSC certification

Ilim Timber has successfully completed a regular audit of the supply chain and controlled wood FSC.

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Kimberly-Clark Issues Annual Report on Sustainability

Kimberly-Clark published its 2018 Global Sustainability Report, highlighting the ways in which the company is impacting the world through its Sustainability 2022 strategy to create social, environmental and business value.

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Norske Skog to invest Euro 72 mill in energy boiler at mill in Austria

The board of directors in Norske Skog AS has approved a Euro 72 million investment in a new 50MW wide range energy boiler at the Norske Skog Bruck mill in Austria.

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Northern Pulp expects to have report ordered by province ready by September

Officials with the company that owns the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County have told their employees they expect to complete the requirements of a focus report ordered by the province by September.

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Sappi becomes an International Stakeholder member of PEFC

Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest CertificationTM (PEFCTM).

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Verso working to replace sewer main at Escanaba, Mich. mill

The Verso Escanaba Mill is working quickly to replace a sanitary sewer force main that ruptured last week, spilling water containing fecal matter into the Escanaba River.

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Clearwater Paper wins Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

The power savings Clearwater Paper achieved would be enough to power 740 homes in the United States for a year.

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Metsä Wood: No Waste - Wiser and More Sustainable Building With Wood Products

Building with wood products like Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) enables the vitally important change towards sustainable building.

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UPM Raflatac's Mills River facility first in North Carolina to be powered by 100% renewable energy

This year, the Mills River facility opted to increase its renewable electricity use from 4 percent to 100 percent.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö's sustainability work awarded with third consecutive EcoVadis Gold rating

EcoVadis is one of the leading systems for evaluating suppliers' environmental aspects, working conditions, social responsibility, and procurement practices.

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Canada to ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible for plastic waste

Less than 10 percent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled.

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Essity sets additional sustainability targets for packaging

One of the new targets states that 85% percent of the company's packaging is to be manufactured from renewable or recycled material by 2025.

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International Paper Ticonderoga facility gets $2.8 million to reduce carbon emissions

International Paper in Ticonderoga has received $2.8 million and recognition from the state for its work to reduce its carbon footprint.

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IP reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 21 percent as part of 2020 goals

With two years left to hit its 2020 sustainability goals, International Paper has already exceed half of its target numbers.

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McKinley seeks permits for addition

McKinley Paper Co. has received preliminary approval from two state air-quality agencies to install new equipment to manufacture heavyweight liner and bag-grade paper, increasing production and spiking air pollution -- but not exceeding regulatory emissions limits, state officials say.

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Port Townsend Paper Corporation settles with EPA for violation of Clean Air Act

The Port Townsend Paper Corporation has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will cost more than $300,000 for a violation of the Clean Air Act.

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Asia Pulp & Paper products to be back on Singapore shelves after passing checks

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has received the Singapore Environment Council's (SEC) enhanced Green Label certification, heralding the return of its products to Singapore shelves.

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BC Forest Practices Board to audit BC Timber Sales operations in Canada

The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program and timber sale licence holders in the Clearwater Field Unit portion of the BCTS Kamloops Business Area during the week of June 3, 2019.

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