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.
Oct. 30, 2017 - Natural Resources Canada has released its 2017 State of Canada’s Forests report. This latest edition delves into forest fires by examining the Fort McMurray fire, and explaining why Canada’s forests need fires.
Oct. 23, 2017 - The forestry industry is poised for a strong future if governments and all stakeholders act now, Unifor wrote in a new policy publication.
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. 
Nov. 7, 2017 - Allnorth and FPInnovations say their new partnership will bring a “new level of innovation and added value” to pulp and paper clients throughout North America.
Oct. 17, 2017 - Kimberly-Clark has announced it will annually purchase about 1,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity generated by two new wind power projects in the United States, starting in 2018, to power its North American mills.
Oct. 10, 2017 - CO2 Solutions, a provider of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, has given an update on its first commercial project with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products and Serres Toundra.
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.
Nov. 22, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and FPInnovations are applauding Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program launched Monday in Ottawa.
Nov. 16, 2017 - FPInnovations, in collaboration with The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) and Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), has developed a Product Category Rules (PCR) that will allow North American pulp, paper, tissue and containerboard manufacturers to communicate the environmental footprints of their products in compliance with international standards.
Oct. 3, 2017 - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has announced J.D. Irving (JDI) as the 2017 winner of the SFI Leadership in Conservation Award. This award, announced at the SFI Annual Conference, recognizes SFI Program Participants across Canada and the U.S. who are involved in strong partnerships focused on conservation.
Sep. 26, 2017 - Canada’s forests hold the world’s largest biomass reserves – the basis for making renewable bioenergy, biomaterials and other bioproducts. Leveraging this renewable resource will help spur innovation, investment, research and partnerships.
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.

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