Port Townsend Paper receives 2016 Environmental Excellence award from Northwest Pulp & Paper Association

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Port Townsend Paper receives 2016 Environmental Excellence award from Northwest Pulp & Paper Association

July 27, 2016 - 08:04
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PORT TOWNSEND, WA, July 27, 2016 (Press Release) -The Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) recently presented its 2016 Environmental Excellence Award to Port Townsend Paper of Port Townsend, WA. The Port Townsend Paper mill has, over the past ten years, reduced greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels by nearly 60 percent.

In acknowledgment of Port Townsend Paper’s performance:

  • Port Townsend Paper and Crown Packaging President Colin Fernie said, “Three hundred employees of Port Townsend Paper accomplished this. We appreciate the recognition and are committed to continued environmental stewardship.”
  • Crown Paper Group CEO Steve Klinger said, “When Crown Paper acquired the mill in 2015, we said we would invest to transform it into a high performing business. This award is a milestone in that transformation, and there are more milestones to come: We are optimizing our Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standard boiler. We are accelerating settlement pond remediation. We are converting to compressed natural gas. Port Townsend Paper is on an upward trend.”
  • Association of Washington Business President Kris Johnson, said that the mill, “like so many Washington employers, is making great progress in reducing its carbon footprint. Great leadership!”

Formed in 1956, the NWPPA represents 13 member companies and 16 paper mills in Washington, Oregon and Idaho on legislative and regulatory issues with special emphasis on environmental and energy policy.

Port Townsend Paper produces Kraft pulp, paper, containerboard and specialty products by blending virgin and recycled fibers at its mill in Port Townsend, Washington.