BRUSSELS, Nov. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Climate change is a global crisis that demands urgent action and requires every actor in society to play his/her part in responding to the crisis. Industries have both a duty and an opportunity to become more sustainable, more efficient and more innovative.Read more
MADRID, Spain, Nov. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -“Caminos Cirulares” is the name of the project presented by Ence in Huelva, and whose objective is the promotion of the circular economy through sustainable entrepreneurship and business synergies.Read more
BRUSSELS, Nov. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -In light of the climate crisis, the European Forest-Based Industries, including the pulp, paper and other fibre-based product industries, the woodworking industries, the producers of furniture, the bio-energy sector and the printing industry, have come together to present their vision of the European society in 2050 and the essential role that they can play, delivering on the carbon neutrality goal.
The Forest-Based Industries (FBI) will provide the most competitive and sustainable net-zero carbon solutions. They will do that by:Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for bringing together recycling stakeholders, decision makers and government officials to celebrate recycling and identify solutions for a stronger domestic recycling system. Brock attended the second annual America Recycles Summit, hosted by the EPA at its DC-based headquarters on Friday.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton, T.D. today (Wednesday the 6th of November 2019) announced a number of proposed environmental levies to encourage more sustainable behaviour, which will now be put out to consultation.
Minister Bruton said,
"How we use and dispose of our resources is crucial – in fact it accounts for 60% of our emissions. We must be more conscious of the impact we are having by the daily choices we make.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Today a coalition of civil society organizations published areportanalyzing the role Indonesia’s pulp industry plays in recurring fire and haze episodes affecting the Southeast Asian region. Through the end of October 2019, Indonesia’s fires have released an estimated 660 mega-tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to the EU’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, almost double the CO2 emissions as this year’s fires in the Brazilian Amazon.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that its three dissolving wood pulp (DWP) production facilities namely Cloquet, Ngodwana and Saiccor mills have completed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) self-assessment via the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s (SAC) online portal. The Higg FEM is a sustainability assessment tool that standardises how facilities measure and evaluate their environmental performance, year over year.Read more
LONDON, Nov. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -From today, Leeds residents can recycle even more types of plastic in their green recycling bin.
Leeds City Council’s waste service is now able to accept most pots, tubs, trays and cartons in the green bin. Common examples include fruit juice cartons, yoghurt pots, ice-cream/butter/margarine tubs and clear plastic trays for meat, fruit and vegetables.Read more