VAXJO, Sweden, Dec. 3, 2019 (Press Release) -Södra is using controlled pollination to breed trees for tomorrow’s forests – a new innovation, where nearly 2 million seedlings are being propagated to produce trees that are healthier and more resilient, with 30 percent faster growth than trees in today’s forests.
“This is a new method for seed production, and it feels fantastic that we will soon be able to offer spruce seedlings to forest owners that are more resilient to climate change,” said Göran Örlander, forestry strategist at Södra.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Unifor leadership is expressing its continued support for the Northern Pulp effluent treatment facility (ETF) project currently under review with Nova Scotia Environment (NSE).Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -As part of its holistic approach to sustainability UPM Raflatac offers solutions that help customers and brand owners reach beyond their sustainability goals. UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ is now the world’s first label material verified by the Carbon Trust, an international organization working to reduce carbon emissions. Compared to the company’s standard range, it helps companies to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate climate change.Read more
MONTREAL, Nov. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -After a weeklong strike, the Teamsters and Canadian National (CN) have reached a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 conductors, trainpersons and yard workers.
Normal operations at CN will resume tomorrow at 0600 local time across Canada.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 25, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was down 2.1% through 46 weeks of 2019 at 769,271 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. In the latest week ending Nov. 16, freight was down 7.1% to 15,379 carloads.
The statistics are before a strike was launched against CN at midnight Nov. 19 by the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference.Read more
MOSCOW, Nov. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Segezha Packaging, which consolidates the European paper packaging production facilities of Segezha Group, published its first UN Global Compact Communication on Progress report. The document is prepared in accordance to the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and publicly available on the UNGC website.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is one of the founding members of the new 4evergreen industry alliance together with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the paper industry. The new alliance aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimises climate and environmental impact.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -CEPI, the European association representing the paper industry, announced today of a new alliance called 4evergreen. The aim of the alliance, bringing together industry actors from paper and board producers to packaging converters, brand-owners and retailers, technology and material suppliers, waste sorters andcollectors, is to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging for a more sustainable world.
Walki has joined the alliance as one of its first members.Read more