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.
October 12, 2018 – Canada has 397 million hectares (ha) of forested land. Approximately 190 million (48 per cent) is considered to be suitable for long-term sustainable management for the production of timber, while 165 million ha (87 per cent) of that forest is publicly owned and managed under the authority of the provincial governments. Another 20 million ha (10 per cent) are private woodlots owned by some 450,000 rural families across Canada, with the average size 40 ha. The balance, five million ha (three per cent), is in large blocks of private forestland owned by a mix of private investors, forest products companies and pension funds.
September 27, 2018 - Over the next seven months, the Ontario government will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help develop a strategy for promoting economic growth within the forestry sector.
September 26, 2018 - National Forest Week is on now and is a great time to recognize the role forests play in our lives, whether directly to the pulp and paper industry or on a broader scale.
September 17, 2018 – TimberWest has entered into a partnership with K’ómoks First Nation, Qualicum First Nation, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to pilot a management certification for small-scale forests.
September 18, 2018 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an independent public policy think tank, has released a report stating that forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and doesn’t threaten the sustainability of our forests – and, in fact, Canadian forests are under-harvested.
September 13, 2018 - The federal government has announced funding to support Indigenous jobs in Canada's forestry industry.
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.
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.
July 19, 2018 – Sappi is funding research into artificial intelligence in an effort to bring carbon emissions to net zero within the pulp and paper industry.
July 19, 2018 – Veritiv Corporation is offering a paperboard-based packaging option made from 100 per cent sugarcane bagasse fibres. The fibres provide an annually renewable, tree-free fibre source that is both recyclable and compostable.
July 5, 2018 – Domtar Corporation has met or exceeded three of its six 2020 sustainability goals this year, the company has announced.
July 4, 2018 – Kimberly-Clark has reported its progress toward achieving its Sustainability 2022 goals that include creating social, environmental and business value.

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