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
HELSINKI, Nov. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is launching a new building concept that makes it easier for architects, engineers and developers to design office buildings from wood. The concept provides guidance on the use of prefabricated wooden building components. It also provides information to support the decision-making process for all major stakeholders involved in an office building project.Read more
GENEVA, Nov. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Three new members elected to the PEFC International Board at the 24th PEFC General Assembly in Würzburg, Germany. David Ford elected as the new Vice Chair, and two members re-elected for another term.
We are delighted to welcome three new board members: Josien Tokeo (Indigeous Peoples), Kurt Ramskogler and Dradjad Wibowo (both Private Forest Owners).Read more
SARPSBORG, Norway , Nov. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Peterson, VPK’s Scandinavian packaging division, has released more details of its new production site in Halden, Norway. Incorporating Industry 4.0 principles such as artificial intelligence learning, a high degree of advanced automation and carbon neutral operation, it will be one of the most technologically advanced packaging plants in the world.
Closed, circular energy system leading to CO2 neutral production and minimised environmental impactRead more
HELSINKI, Nov. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Sustainability is the only solid foundation for long term value creation. This is the key message that UPM Communication Papers shares to international delegates at the 42nd FIPP World Media Congress, which is held from the 12th to 14th of November in Las Vegas.Read more