Sustainability

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.
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.
December 11, 2018 – As the executive director of the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council for the past 28 years, John Mullinder has heard his share of (mis)information about forestry and paper practices in Canada – namely, that the clear cutting used in the industry is the cause of widespread deforestation. 
December 3, 2018 – UPM, the renewable resource solutions company, has published a new biodiversity commitment for its forests as one of its responsibility targets for 2030.
November 26, 2018 – FPInnovations, the non-profit research centre for the pulp, paper and forestry industry, says it supports the federal government's fall economic statement tabled last week by Bill Morneau, minister of finance.
November 22, 2018 – The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says it supports the federal government's recently announced $100 million investment into the forestry sector, after presenting the House of Commons with a proposed framework for supporting competitiveness earlier this summer.
November 22, 2018 – Kevin Edgson, president and CEO of Quebec-based timber company EACOM, has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) board of directors alongside three other new appointments.
November 13, 2018 – The government of Canada has invested $15 million to help build the first fully integrated industrial wood pellet and sawmill complex in Canada.
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.
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.
November 21, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products has won a 2018 Excellence Award, in the category of corporate responsibility for North America. 
November 19, 2018 – Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. has won a 2018 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Leadership Award for its work managing more than 14.5 million acres of FSC-certified forest, the largest contiguous area certified in the world.
November 6, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products has earned an award for its sustainability achievements at its Calhoun, Tennessee paper, pulp and tissue mill.
October 18, 2018 – Folding boxboard (FBB) technology is changing the global standard. Although mostly prevalent in the European and Asian markets, this multi-layer paperboard product has been on the rise in North America, where solid bleached substrate (SBS) has traditionally dominated the North American market. However, demand for SBS continues to decrease. Now is the time for the pulp and paper industry to be mindful of the growing FBB market and to begin thinking about how they can best adapt to this technology to give their customers the end-results they desire.
October 10, 2018 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has partnered with Martha Tilaar Group (MTG), a cosmetics and hermal medicine manufacturer, and the Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) to train 1,000 women from forest communities by 2020 to help them become entrepreneurs and to preserve herbal plants. 
September 14, 2018 - Valmet, the Finnish pulp and paper supplier, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row.

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