Sustainability

June 21, 2019 – It’s perhaps the most difficult time in history for industrial chemical plants to be “friends” with their neighbours and to communicate the progress that has been made in effluent treatment.
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.
August 2, 2019 – With forest companies industry-wide facing fibre accessibility challenges, the name of the game today is supply chain optimization.
July 24, 2019 – The Canadian government today announced it will be investing more than $24 million in six B.C.-based wood product associations to help increase international demand for Canadian wood products.
July 12, 2019 – The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has released a statement saying it is pleased to note the collective support at a meeting of Canadian premiers this week for economic commitments relating to the expansion of trade opportunities, immigration levels and skills development.
July 11, 2019 – In a step to increase British Columbia fibre supply to BC mills, the government of BC has applied a new, targeted fee-in-lieu of manufacturing for exported logs harvested from a coastal BC timber sales licence.
June 20, 2019 – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has appointed Heidi Brock, president and chief executive officer of the Aluminum Association, as its new president and CEO.
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.
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.
July 18, 2019 – Resolute Forest Products has received a 2019 Innovation & Excellence Award in the forestry products and services category from Corporate LiveWire magazine for the third consecutive year.
July 8, 2019 – BillerudKorsnäs and Bosch Packaging Technology are releasing a new sustainable paper-based packaging solution as part of their ongoing partnership. 
June 27, 2019 – As interest groups raise awareness about plastic waste, governments around the world are starting to ban various types of plastics, especially single-use packaging items.
June 24, 2019 – Kemira, global chemical supplier to the pulp and paper industry, has joined a four-year European Union (EU)–funded project that aims to develop 100 per cent bio-based chemicals produced from renewable raw materials.
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.

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