MT. WAVERLY, Australia , July 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Australian Paper and SUEZ have joined forces with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) as an important next step towards a $600 million Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in the Latrobe Valley. SMBC has been appointed Financial Advisor to the project, bringing significant EfW sector experience and a global perspective to the venture.Read more
TOKYO, July 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Toru Nozawa, hereinafter "the Company") was selected for constituents of the ESG investment indices as follows, based on the recognition of its efforts in the area of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance).
(1) The Company was selected for inclusion in all of the four indices*1 adopted by GPIF, the world's largest pension fund.
*1 "FTSE Blossom Japan Index"
"MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index"
"MSCI Japan Empowering Women Select Index (WIN)"Read more
TOKYO, June 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter the "Company") is pleased to announce that it provides with paper straws the cafes & restaurants operated by Zetton Inc. (President: Nobunori Suzuki; headquartered: Minato-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter "Zetton") including PARKLIFE CAFE&RESTAURANT at Kasai Rinkai Park in Tokyo, Garden Restaurant Tokugawaen in Nagoya, and so on.Read more
TOKYO, June 3, 2019 (Nikkei Asian Review) -As the digital age gives people fewer reasons to use paper, the material has nevertheless found itself in the global spotlight.
Earlier this month more than 180 countries agreed to tougher rules for shipping non-recyclable plastic waste across national borders. This means more countries like Japan, the world's second-biggest producer per capita of plastic waste after the U.S., will have to deal with their non-recyclables at home instead of shipping it to other countries.Read more
TOKYO, May 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Industries") has agreed with Sojitz Corporation (President: Masayoshi Fujimoto; hereinafter "Sojitz") to jointly establish a power generation company "Yufutsu Energy Center, LLC" (hereinafter "Yufutsu Energy Center") and conduct a power generation business with biomass mono-fuel combustion, utilizing the feed-in tariff (FIT) system for renewable energy.Read more
TOKYO, March 20, 2019 (Press Release) -Crecia-Kasuga Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Crecia-Kasuga"), a joint venture for tissue paper products established by Nippon Paper Crecia Co., Ltd. (President: Kazufumi Yamasaki; headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Crecia"), a Nippon Paper Group company, and Kasuga Paper Industry Co., Ltd. (President: Noboru Otsuka; headquartered in Fuji-shi, Shizuoka; hereinafter "Kasuga Paper Industry") will install the No,2 paper machine following the No.1 paper machine, which commenced operation in May 2018.Read more
SYDNEY, Feb. 7, 2019 (Local News) -The owner of Victoria’s biggest paper mill has announced it will team up with waste giant Suez to build a huge energy plant powered by hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household rubbish.
Australian Paper’s proposed waste-to-energy plant at Maryvale in the Latrobe Valley would burn an estimated 650,000 tonnes a year of rubbish from Melbourne and Gippsland.Read more
LONGVIEW, WA, Dec. 11, 2018 (Longview Daily News) -The Longview Fire Department and a Nippon paper engineer investigated several complaints of a strong pulp mill odor that descended over the southern parts of the city during lunch hour Monday, according to Longview Fire Department officials.
Fire battalion chief Blake Tomlinson said the WestRock paper mill (formerly KapStone Paper and Packaging) released NCGs — harmless noncondensable gasses — just after noon, which combined with an unusual wind pattern making the smell more noticeable than normal.Read more