SHANGHAI, 9 December 2015 (RISI) - Some paper and board (P&B) mills around Beijing, China are cutting production to combat heavy smog.
The local government in Mancheng County, Hebei province has mandated the stoppage of small, polluting coal boilers.
The county, under the administration of Baoding city, is near the Chinese capital.
It has long been home to many small tissue mills, which have a combined capacity of around 1.2 million tonnes/yr.
Media reported that many tissue mills with small coal boilers stopped production last week.Read more
STOCKHOLM,(Press Release) - SCA has significantly improved its results in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI), compared with 2013. The company improved its scores in all categories, which is a proof that SCA’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact have paid off.
The EPCI is a tool for companies that are striving for continual improvement of their environmental performance for pulp and paper production, and want to be recognized publicly for their leadership in transparency.Read more
SAO PAULO, 17 August 2015 (RISI) - Eldorado Brasil has issued its 2014 Sustainability Report. According to the document, the company hit a production of 1.56 million tonnes of bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp at its Três Lagoas mill, in Mato Grosso do Sul state, Midwest Brazil. This year, Eldorado expects to produce 1.6 million tonnes of pulp, or 10% more than the mill's nominal capacity. The company is currently building a second pulp line at the Três Lagoas site, which will raise its capacity to 4 million tonnes/yr by 2018, according to the CEO José Carlos Grubisich.Read more
SHANGHAI, 14 August 2015 (PPI Asia) - Some pulp and paper mills around Beijing may take downtime or curtail production around the upcoming Victory Day Parade there, which will be held on September 3.
To improve air quality during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the city of Beijing recently announced a series of pollution control measures.
In addition to restrictions on the use of private vehicles, production will be suspended or stopped at many factories in and around the city from August 20 to September 4.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2015 (Local News) -Most people equate paper with cutting down trees, but an abundant eco-alternative covers literally tens of millions of acres across the North American prairies.Read more
STOCKHOLM, June 9, 2015 (Press Release) -SCA takes a 360-degree approach to its environmental impact - we have targets in place to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions, tripling the production of forest-based biofuels and increasing the availability of wind power. One example of how SCA are taking major strides in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions can be found in SCAs plant in Nokia, Finland.Read more
LUCCA, ITALY, May 21, 2015 (Press Release) -Co2 emissions reduced by 18% and methane consumption down by 3,500,000 standard cubic metres. These are the objectives of the first "Cogeneration Plant with Integrated EcoRecupero" (Impianto di Cogenerazione con EcoRecupero Integrato), introduced by Lucart at their facility in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (LU) and which adds up to an investment of more than 3 million euro.Read more
PORCARI, Italy, May 6, 2015 (Press Release) -Sofidel Group enhances its commitment to the environment by broadening its agreement with WWF under the Climate Savers international programme, based on the voluntary definition of substantial reduction plans for carbon dioxide emissions through the implementation of innovative strategies and technologies.Read more