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April 2018

Leipa to complete start up period of its PM 5 for uncoated white top testliner production

April 03, 2018 - 03:44

SCHWEDT, Germany, April 3, 2018 (Press Release) -LEIPA on its way to market leadership in White Top Testliner business

After first “paper on reel” on March 31st, LEIPA will soon complete the startup period of its PM 5 and begin supplying customers with uncoated White Top Testliner from PM 5.

CN Rail says it is working to improve service in light of shipping delays for forest products and other sectors

April 02, 2018 - 17:51
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PRINCE GEORGE, BC, April 2, 2018 (CBC) -Hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of grain, lumber and other products are sitting idle in northern B.C. due to a months-long backlog on CN rail lines, causing industry groups to warn Canada is losing its competitive edge in international trade.

The province's trade minister has also asked the federal government to step in, saying CN's "unreliable" rail service is hurting the region.

McDonald's to phase out plastic straws from all UK restaurants; trialing paper straws from May

April 02, 2018 - 17:29

LONDON, April 2, 2018 (The Telegraph) -McDonald's has become the latest restaurant chain to say it will phase out plastic straws from its UK restaurants. The fast-food chain said it is "really close" to the point where all its packaging can be recycled, but its straws are still unrecyclable.

To remedy this, the company is trialing paper straws from May in some of its 1,300 restaurants, and will be keeping straws behind the counter, so customers have to ask to receive them.

South Carolina paper industry ‘writes some pulp friction,’ promotes sustainability

April 02, 2018 - 17:27

CHARLESTON, SC, April 2, 2018 (Local News) -South Carolina's paper industry has had just about enough of environmentally conscious email senders asking their recipients to resist the urge to hit the print button.

So it's fighting fire with fire, in a manner of speaking.

Take ArborGen, the Ridgeville-based company that breeds new varieties of trees. It was originally founded by a group of paper manufacturers, including the former MeadWestvaco Corp. It hasn't forgotten its roots since being sold last year.

Georgia-Pacific under scrutiny for exceeding state environmental wastewater and emission limits at mills in Florida, Arkansas

April 02, 2018 - 15:22
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JACKSONVILLE, FL, April 2, 2018 (Florida Times-Union ) -Two big Putnam County industries and Naval Station Mayport had some of Florida’s highest numbers of failures meeting water-pollution limits spelled out in environmental permits, an activist group reported Thursday.

The report from Environment Florida said wastewater from Georgia-Pacific Corp.’s mill near Palatka and Seminole Electric Cooperative’s power plant near the St. Johns River both exceeded permit limits on fecal bacteria and “suspended solids” that can affect plants and animals in the river.

Oregon reopens stretch of river after International Paper mill oil spill

April 02, 2018 - 15:20
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SPRINGFIELD, OR, April 2, 2018 (The Register-Guard) -The McKenzie River and two boat ramps will be reopened Friday morning after a three-day closure because of an oil spill earlier in the month.

The Bellinger and Hendricks Bridge boat ramps will open at 9 a.m., said Lane County spokeswoman Devon Ashbridge. Hayden Bridge Boat Ramp — the closest ramp to where oil was found on the river earlier in March — will remain closed.