Sustainability

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.
Northern Pulp Nova Scotia has notified the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia of its withdrawal of the appeal of its Industrial Approval (IA). This withdrawal is the result of Nova Scotia Minister of Environment’s decision on outstanding items within Northern Pulp’s IA for the operation of the Pictou County pulp mill.
 Twin Rivers Paper Company was fined $320,000 on December 18 in New Brunswick Provincial court after pleading guilty to offences under the Fisheries Act related to a spill of evaporator condensate from its mill in Edmundston, N.B.
Sep. 17, 2017 - FPInnovations applauds the Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada as presented by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) during their annual meeting this week in Ottawa, Ont. The Framework seeks to create a low-carbon, sustainable economy based on one of Canada’s primary industries, the forest sector.
Sep. 17, 2017 - The federal government is calling for proposals for funding innovative, first-in-kind technologies that will transform Canada’s forest industry and bioeconomy.
Sep. 7, 2017 - Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has launched a new website – cariboufacts.ca – to share facts with Canadians about caribou herds and to urge the federal government to build caribou plans that address factors that are impacting caribou populations across the country.
Sep. 3, 2017 - Weyerhaeuser Company has completed the sale of its timberlands and manufacturing business in Uruguay to a consortium led by BTG Pactual’s Timberland Investment Group (TIG) for $402.5 million in cash. 
Aug. 23, 2017 - A year after the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta., Scouts Canada youth, Scouters (adult volunteers) and their families will be planting 750 trees in the city’s J. Howard Pew Memorial Park on August 26 to help reforest the area.
Aug. 20, 2017 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of hemlock woolly adelgid, a regulated pest, in three counties in southwestern Nova Scotia, noting that this is the first time the pest has been detected in Atlantic Canada.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Kimberly-Clark announced today a commitment to renewable energy with agreements to annually purchase approximately 1,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Canfor Pulp Products plans to undertake capital projects at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) Pulp mill located in Prince George, B.C., and its Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill located in Taylor, B.C.
May 8, 2017 - 48.65 ° North. It’s -10 C outside and a foot of snow already covers the ground. An intense orange light has appeared in the Northern Lac Saint-Jean skies just over a month ago showing some signs of industrial development. But forget about any forestry or aluminum development like the region is used to. This time around, it’s all about cucumbers.
Mar. 14, 2017 - The federal government is committing up to $20 million to support clean energy projects at the pre-commercialization stage. As part of a $40-million joint initiative that will be matched by British Columbia, the investment aims to help companies with innovative projects at the prototype, field testing and demonstration stages.
Feb. 28, 2017 - Airex Energy officially inaugurated its biomass torrefaction plant, located in the La Prade industrial park in Bécancour, Que.
Jan. 17, 2017 - CO2 Solutions, a provider of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, has hired independent Canadian consulting engineering firm BBA to support its first commercial installation, the Saint-Félicien, Que., pulp mill and greenhouse carbon capture project.
Aug. 20, 2017 - Boxes. Labels. Books. Your child’s first report card. A tissue for their first heartbreak. All made from paper — a renewable, recyclable material that is an inextricable, often invisible, part of our lives. Think about it, from the moment we wake up to when we nod off with a book in hand, paper is there.
Aug. 2, 2017 - UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) says EU Ecolabel is available for all UPM graphic paper grades, reaching what it says is the next “significant milestone” in its sustainability journey.
Aug. 1, 2017 - KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. has released its fifth annual sustainability report which shows ongoing progress towards meeting its 2020 sustainability goals.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Domtar Corporation released its 2017 Sustainability Report today, detailing the company’s endeavours to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for its shareholders, customers, employees and communities.
May 2, 2017 - Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved a $75-million investment to build a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Ala.
May 1, 2017 - Canada grows on trees. As Canadians across the country gear up to celebrate the nation’s sesquicentennial on July 1st, the forest products industry is celebrating our storied past and bright future.

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