Industry’s first public eco-efficiency report completed

“The paper industry’s commitment to the principles of eco-efficiency has led to reduced use of natural resources, increased reuse and recycling and reduced emissions with resultant economic and environmental outcomes,” says Kemp.

The report provides in-depth coverage of a number of key eco-efficiency performance indicators including energy efficiency, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, other emissions to air and water and fibre sources.

The report also a 19.7 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per tonne of production since 1990; that 31.5 per cent of the industry’s energy consumption being obtained from renewable sources; and a 62 per cent reduction in water use per tonne of production since 1990. Also recognised was the obtaining of 52 per cent of fibre supply from recovered paper; and that all companies are operating ISO14001 based Environmental Management Systems covering all operations.

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