Huge mountains of old newspapers, cardboard and office scrap paper are piling up on Hong Kong's docks and its waste-paper collection sites are at bursting point. A flotilla of cargo ships laden with paper meant for recycling has been stuck for weeks in local waters.
The question of whether flushable wipes -- used by potty-training toddlers and people looking beyond traditional toilet paper -- are clogging sewer systems will be hashed out in federal court, where a manufacturer has sued the District over a new city law regulating when such wipes can be labeled "flushable."
When the toilet paper makes contact with water, natural, non-pathogenic microorganisms are activated and produce enzymes to eat away dirt. Once their work is complete, the enzymes bio-degrade, leaving no residue or negative environmental impact.
Charles and David Koch are best known for their controversial political empire, where they ply their combined personal fortunes of nearly $96 billion into conservative causes and candidates across the nation. They're less known for the business empire that's enabled that wealth: Koch Industries.
Is the Cloquet Sappi mill the greenest in the world? While there hasn't been an official trophy awarded by pulp and paper mills worldwide, Cloquet Sappi manager Mike Schultz is quite certain we have a winner here.
The North American pulp and paper industry has made great progress in reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade and at the same time have increased their use of certified fiber and support for sustainable forest management.
Greenpeace: "More than 100 authors have pledged to defend free speech and those who peacefully protect the world's forests. This pledge follows two multimillion dollar lawsuits filed by Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian company, to silence Greenpeace and Stand.earth's exposure of its controversial logging in the boreal forest."
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) joined global industry executives and CEOs in Berlin, Germany, for the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) Annual Meeting and the 8th International CEO Roundtable.
Greenpeace: "Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP, corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down on free speech by suing their critics into submission."
The University of Washington's (UW) Bioresource Science and Engineering (BSE) department and the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation (https://depts.washington.edu/wppf) celebrated their 48th year of association with a day of student poster presentations, demonstrations of papermaking and an annual banquet with student reflections as well as presentations of the "Outstanding Alumni" and "Wall of Fame" awards.