JAKARTA, Feb. 15, 2019 (AFP Business News) -Indonesian firms owe at least $1.3 billion in unpaid fines for environmental damage caused by widespread forest clearing and deadly fires linked to tens of thousands of premature deaths, a Greenpeace study said Friday.
Citing government data, the environmental group said it examined 11 civil court cases between 2012 and 2018 where palm oil and pulp-and-paper companies were ordered to pay fines to Jakarta.
"However, not one of these forests cases has resulted in compensation being paid," Greenpeace said.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Group is establishing a new demonstration site, called Nemus Futurum, to showcase sustainable forest and nature management in Finland in a way that provides visitors with a unique experience. The guided experience, taking place in the forests surrounding Kirkniemi Manor, combines nature, science and cutting-edge technology.Read more
LUCCA, ITALY, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -A.Celli High-speed iDEAL Tissue Machines, installed at Yibin Paper, our Chinese customer, successfully produce unbleached tissue paper, using 100% Bamboo Slush Pulp.
Four Tissue Machines are currently installed and, after the TM2, started-up last September 15th, also TM3 and TM4 (with a 16’ Yankee) and TM5 (with 18’ Yankee) have been started-up.
The operating speed of the first Tissue Machine has been increased to 1500m/min in less than a month.Read more
VAXJO, Sweden, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -The Board of Södra has decided to allocate SEK 100 million to research, of which half will be earmarked for the development of forest management methods and technologies.
“Society’s expectations of how this renewable raw material from the forest can help to combat climate change is clear. We are therefore investing to create opportunities for increasing forest production using low-impact methods in family forestry,” said Lars Idermark, President and CEO of Södra.Read more
CROSSET, AR, Feb. 11, 2019 (ArkansasOnline) -The harshest critics of this south Arkansas town's paper mill said they were happy -- with some reservations -- Thursday night with environmental regulators' actions against the mill, the town's largest employer.
Government officials, Georgia-Pacific leaders, Crossett residents and others concerned with the business of the Crossett paper mill met Thursday night to discuss a proposed consent decree assessing penalties and requiring technological improvements to the tune of millions of dollars.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Tissue, part of the Metsä Group, commenced an operational review of its mill operations on 1 February 2019. Jari Tiura, SVP, Operations, is responsible for the operational review.Read more
MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -CelluForce is pleased to announce that is has restarted operations at its Cellulose NanoCrystals (CNC) plant following the completion of a major upgrade project. With a production capacity of 300 tonnes per year, this modernized plant will help meet the growing demand for CNC and serve as a blueprint for the design of future CelluForce plants.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Feb. 5, 2019 (CBC) -A pulp mill on the Nova Scotia side of the Northumberland Strait was the topic of heated discussion today among MLAs.
Top environment officials from Ottawa met with the standing committee on agriculture and fisheries to discuss new pollution regulations that are in the works for pulp and paper mills.Read more
LAAKIRCHEN, Austria, Feb. 4, 2019 (Press Release) -The investments of recent years have had a positive effect on both the levels of energy use and CO2 emissions at the Laakirchen paper mill. This improvement is demonstrated clearly by the Paper and Carbon Profiles, which represent the established method within the industry of showing environmental impact and provide an overview of the relevant parameters. Moreover, Laakirchen Papier AG voluntarily commissioned Quality Austria to undertake an examination of these calculations.Read more