Reducing Industry Emissions
The Australian pulp and paper industry has produced a strong and sustained reduction in its emissions. During the period 1995-2000, for each net tonne of pulp and paper produced, we have:
Paperlinx - Reducing their Impact
The papermaking process requires large volumes of water. All four PaperlinX paper mills aim to reduce the consumption of raw water and maximise recycling, consistent with the needs of the papermaking process.
The mills also treat effluent in a manner appropriate to the receiving waters. Chemicals used in the pulping process are reclaimed and the waste lignin burned in recovery furnaces to provide energy.
Discharges to both water and air are controlled and monitored. In addition, all PaperlinX mills are audited regularly by both internal company auditors and external consultants.
The mills also have well-established consultative committees that include local residents and community groups. These committees provide PaperlinX with valuable feedback on the potential impact of the company's operations - such as noise, odour and local environmental quality - on their neighbours.
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