Not many industries get quite the black eye that the pulp and paper world does when it comes to environmental responsibility. Historically speaking, though, they probably deserve that black eye. They haven’t always been as responsible as they should have been. Today, though, that’s changing on a massive scale, and one Asian paper company – APP – is working hard to change that.
In 2014, APP made a $140 million investment into environmental protection plans. That pushed their overall spending on those kinds of programs to $1.4 billion. What is it that they’re doing to change their tactics? They’ve eliminated harvesting paper from natural rainforests. Now, they only source raw materials from managed forests. They’ve also built a brand new bill in Ningbo, three hours from Shanghai. They’ve mentioned a variety of new controls in this plant to help keep a lid on environmental problems. Additionally, they’re complying with UN regulations regarding water conservancy as much as possible.
Pulp and paper hasn’t always been so responsible, but things are looking up for companies like APP. Komax is doing its part by working to provide the tools the industry needs, ensuring that each of our options uses as little energy as possible while increasing efficiency.