ATLANTA, April 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Honeywell International Inc. and International Paper Co. for cleanup of contaminated soils and sediments at the LCP-Holtrachem plant in Riegelwood, Columbus County, North Carolina.Read more
GATINEAU, QC, April 15, 2019 (Press Release) -The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) issued today its determination on possible freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area following an investigation launched on its own motion, with the authorization of the Minister of Transport.Read more
KAJAANI, Finland, April 9, 2019 (Press Release) -Pöyry Finland Ltd has completed a survey on socio-economic impacts of KaiCell Fibers’ biorefinery. According to the survey, the impact on the total output of Finland is close to one billion euros and over 700 million euros in the Kainuu province alone.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, April 9, 2019 (Press Release) -Following successful modernization of the bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp drying line by international technology Group ANDRITZ, Portuguese pulp producer Celbi set an outstanding production world record of 2,456 admt/d at its Leirosa mill, Portugal, on March 23, 2019.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, April 8, 2019 (Press Release) -LignoTech South Africa (LignoTech) is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi Southern Africa Limited (“Sappi”) and Borregaard AS of Norway (“Borregaard”). The lignin extraction plant in Umkomaas, KwaZulu Natal was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. The plant at LignoTech was designed to generate revenue from a previously-unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi’s Saiccor mill. These are used as binding and dispersing agents in a wide range of agricultural and industrial applications.Read more
LONDON, April 5, 2019 (BBC) -An independent coffee chain said it has seen sales fall by £250,000 since it banned single use cups last summer.
Boston Tea Party (BTP) has called for major national and international brands to follow suit.
Owner Sam Roberts said it had factored the loss in takings into its plans and that too many operators were "putting their profits before the planet".
Rebecca Burgess, chief executive of plastic pollution campaign group City to Sea, praised BTP's "bravery".Read more
STOCKHOLM, April 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Holmen has taken a new step in its sustainable strategy work. Holmen’s largest forest holdings are located in northern Sweden, while much of its industrial production takes place in the south. To secure its wood supply and add value to its own forest, Holmen is now going to be transporting its wood south on trains from Green Cargo.Read more
RICHMOND, BC, March 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Northern Pulp says it will collect the data that government is requesting, but that it clearly means more time is required beyond the current legislated deadline to complete construction of a new waste management facility.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, March 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Environment Minister Margaret Miller released her decision today, March 29, on the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant.
The minister’s decision is to require the company to submit a focus report that provides more information.Read more