Sustainability

Dec. 28, 2017 - Wastewater treatment professionals in the pulp and paper industry face difficult challenges. Many of the manufacturing processes are heavily reliant on water, resulting in large volumes of wastewater that can contain complex mixtures of dyes, liquors, organic pollutants, solids and other chemicals.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Pulp and paper manufacturing requires a lot of water. Fortunately, Domtar pulp and paper mills are located in watersheds with ample water supplies. However, with good fortune comes great responsibility, and Domtar says it is committed to protecting water quality at all of its manufacturing locations.
Jan. 23, 2017 - ADI Systems says it has been awarded a contract for a large wastewater treatment project at Lake Utopia Paper located in New Brunswick, adding that once complete, the system will be the largest single ADI-BVF reactor in the world.
An effluent leak in June 2014 has led to a fine of $225,000 for Northern Pulp Nova Scotia, according to CBC News. The pulp mill pleaded guilty to a charge under the federal Fisheries Act.
Terrapure Environmental has acquired Consolidated Giroux Environment Inc. of Charlo, N.B. The purchase bolsters Terrapure’s onsite services to the mining, refinery, municipal and pulp and paper sectors.
Cascades announced on World Water Day that it has exceeded its 2015 target for reducing its water consumption. The packaging and tissue manufacturer had as an objective to decrease wastewater output of its plants to 10.6 cubic meters of water per tonne of products by the end of the 2013–2015 Sustainable Development Plan.
Apr. 10, 2018 - The Government of British Columbia is investing $7.8 million to promote the use of B.C. wood overseas, advance wood building systems and products, and expand global markets. 
Mar. 20, 2018 - Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Western Forest Products Inc. today announced the signing of a Reconciliation Protocol Agreement, which symbolizes the continued progress on the shared path to reconciliation and a joint vision for a “safe, competitive and forward-looking forest sector” in the Alberni Valley, they say.
Mar. 16, 2018 - Norbord Inc. says a shortage of wood will cause it to temporarily suspend production at its oriented strand board (OSB) mill in 100 Mile House, B.C.  The company expects the suspension to commence on or about May 14, 2018 and to continue for approximately one month.
Feb. 2, 2018 - The steelhead is an endangered species in many parts of North America, and is at risk of becoming endangered in the Fraser Basin in British Columbia.
Jan. 23, 2018 - Ottawa is funding six forestry and biomass projects in B.C. in an effort to encourage innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities.
Nov. 27, 2017 - BillerudKorsnäs has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bergvik Skog Öst AB, owned by Bergvik Skog AB.
Mar. 16, 2018 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has signed a share purchase agreement with S2G Biochemicals Inc. and its shareholders.
Feb. 5, 2018 - Biomass isn’t a word most people know. But this renewable, cost-effective fuel is becoming increasingly important to our planet. It helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and curtail the demand for purchased electricity while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
Jan. 4, 2018 - Precision Energy Services (PES) has designed and supplied a second recycled paper mill sludge-to-energy system for Atlantic Packaging, processing 100,000 tonnes per year of paper mill sludge that was previously being sent to local area landfills. Along with eliminating the cost of sludge disposal, the system also reduces the cost of fossil fuels by the offset generation of plant steam.
Dec. 29, 2017 - Canada’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada’s Renewable Power Landscape report.
Dec. 19, 2017 - Thermal Energy International, a global provider of industrial and institutional energy efficiency solutions, has been engaged by Resolute Forest Products to design, develop and implement an energy efficiency improvement and greenhouse gas reduction project. The $11-million project — which includes the installation of two Thermal Energy FLU-ACE Heat Recovery Systems and the conversion of the mill’s steam traps to Thermal Energy EM Steam Trap system — aims to meet the energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction goals of Resolute’s Thunder Bay, Ont., mill.
Dec. 17, 2017 - Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company Steeper Energy is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a $76.8-million industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway, leading to a future commercial scale project.
Apr. 5, 2018 - Greenpeace International has announced it is not renewing its membership in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global timber certification scheme for which the NGO was a founding member 25 years ago.
Mar. 26, 2018 - Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has received its fifth award from the Indonesian Sustainability Reporting Awards (SRA), a Special Commendation for early adoption of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.
Mar. 14, 2018 - UPM says it is one of the first companies to offer copy paper with the Singapore Green Label logo under the enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS), which is managed by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC).
Feb. 27, 2018 - Farnell Packaging Limited of Dartmouth, N.S., has achieved certification by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) organization. Established in 1961, Farnell is a family-owned and operated company focusing on providing high-quality, innovative flexible packaging work. 

Nearly two-thirds of Farnell’s flexible packaging work is produced for the food industry with the balance being used in markets for tissue, personal care, horticulture, and other industrial applications.
Jan. 23, 2018 - McDonald’s has announced plans to improve its packaging and help reduce waste in the communities the company serves around the world.
Jan. 15, 2018 - Tolko Industries says Tolko Woodlands has officially received SFI Sustainable Forest Management and Fibre Sourcing certifications after months of hard work, replacing any current CSA certification it holds.

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