WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -The American Wood Council and American Forest & Paper Association called for serious reforms in the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Board has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies to manage environmental issues and has been awarded a position both on CDP’s Supplier Climate A List and on CDP’s Supplier Water A List. Metsä Board is the only Finnish company on these lists and the only forest industry company globally to feature on the Supplier Climate A list. CDP is a non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.Read more
NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2018 (PRNewswire) -The School District of Philadelphia and Baltimore City Public Schools are the latest school districts in the Urban School Food Alliance (Alliance) to say goodbye to polystyrene serving items in schools for better environmental practices. Both Philadelphia and Baltimore have started the process of rolling out the use of compostable round plates designed by the Alliance in lunchrooms – with the two districts diverting 19 million polystyrene food service items from landfills.Read more
PRATT'S BOTTOM, UK, Feb. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Prismm Environmental managing director Mike Jackson will be challenging printers, packaging companies and label producers to scrutinise their recycling practices at a debate taking place on the Eco Pack Stage at the Label & Print Exhibition being held at the NEC in Birmingham later this month.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Feb. 8, 2018 (Press Release) -In the 5 years since APP launched our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), we have made significant progress in achieving our goals as part of our new way of doing business. Whilst there have been challenges, we have sought to address these by working together with all our stakeholders, including NGOs.Read more
DAVENTRY, UK, Feb. 8, 2018 (Press Release) -The Recycling Association will be a key sustainability partner at this year's Label & Print exhibition, taking place at The NEC on 28th February and 1st March this year.
Recycling challenges faced by the print and packaging sectors will be a key exhibition theme and the Association will be taking part in a panel discussion to provide visitors with an insight into new solutions and innovations that will help them tackle the issues of unrecyclable packaging.Read more
JAKARTA, Feb. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Asia Pulp and Paper’s (APP) Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), ten international and Indonesian NGOs have released a statement highlighting five issues that indicate the company is not yet on a sustainable track and progress on its commitments have unfortunately not been sufficient. The organisations are Rainforest Action Network, HaKI, Jikalahari, WARSI, Walhi Riau, TITIAN, Wetlands International, WWF, Forest Peoples Programme, and Auriga.Read more
DRYDEN, ON, Feb. 7, 2018 (TbNewsWatch) -Ontario's environment ministry says it will continue work this spring to evaluate the extent of mercury contamination in soil around the Dryden paper mill.
A ministry spokesperson says the current work focuses on an area of the mill property called the Gordon Road site.
That's where soil samples taken at two locations last fall showed "elevated total mercury concentrations," according to an email to tbnewswatch.com by spokesperson Gary Wheeler.Read more