Sustainability

January 22, 2019 – Kemira and Valmet have signed a partnership agreement in Europe for collaboration in the water and sludge treatment in customer applications across the industrial and municipal spaces.
August 28, 2018 - CBC is reporting that a line carrying partially treated effluent from Woodland Pulp's mill in Baileyville, Maine burst on August 10, causing wastewater to enter Wapsaconhagen Stream. The stream is a tributary of St. Croix River, which separates New Brunswick and Maine. 
August 23, 2018 - Nova Scotia newspaper The Chronicle Herald is reporting that the province of Nova Scotia is footing the bill for part of Northern Pulp's new effluent treatment facility at Boat Harbour. 
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.
June 10, 2019 – Mercer International, which operates a kraft pulp mill in Peace River, Alberta, has joined the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) as a member.
June 6, 2019 – The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched a comprehensive new standard for responsible forest management in Canada.
May 21, 2019 – The Canadian government has announced investments of more than $2.1 million in three forestry projects in Alberta that will boost Indigenous jobs in the sector and involvement in climate change prevention activities.
May 14, 2019 – Canada’s forest products industry is facing barriers to growth that require innovation, new trade markets and supportive government policies to overcome, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
May 13, 2019 – Tolko Industries Ltd. has announced the permanent closure of its Quest Wood sawmill in Quesnel, B.C., and a reduction from two shifts to one at its Kelowna, B.C., sawmill.
April 22, 2019 – The government of Canada has announced over $4 million in funding for two projects in B.C, which are expected to result in 300 forestry jobs.
March 15, 2019 – A CO2 capture unit installed by CO2 Solutions Inc. has started commissioning at a Resolute Forest Products pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec.
November 14, 2018 – A new study by the University of Waterloo indicates that companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation.
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.
June 10, 2019 – Today, the government of Canada announced a national ban on single-use plastics to come into effect as early as 2021 – and one Canadian company is capitalizing on the news with what it believes is the first made-in-Canada drinking straw for the restaurant industry made with Canadian pulp and paper.
June 10, 2019 – Cascades has garnered a number of awards in recent weeks for its leadership and practices in sustainable development.
May 31, 2019 – The U.S. paper recovery rate for recycling reached a record of 68.1 per cent in 2018, according to new data from The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). 
March 13, 2019 – The Hialeah, Florida tissue mill operated by Resolute Forest Products recently achieved EcoLogo certification after completing a comprehensive audit process in late 2018.
March 4, 2019 – A new standard for sustainable forestry in Canada is almost ready to come into effect, says the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) Canadian chapter.
March 1, 2019 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) says it has witnessed a decrease in natural forest cover loss in the Indonesian rainforest where its pulp suppliers harvest ever since implementing a Canadian-made, space-based monitoring solution.

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