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Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) today held its 9th Stakeholder Advisory Forum to review the progress of its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and for its stakeholders, including NGOs to highlight issues and discuss solutions.
We regret the death of an ensnared Sumatran Tiger found and reported by the local residents in the Gelombang District conservation area which forms part of Arara Abadi’s concession in Riau Province, Sumatra, on 18 May 2020. The initial finding indicate that the death of the tiger was caused by illegal poaching.
There have been an increase in the number of hotspots and fire incidents in several regions across Indonesia, with four provinces declaring the highest fire alert.
Asia Pulp & Paper today announced the availability of its new Paperline Eye Care photocopy paper across Latin America. This new ecologico 100% PCW (post-consumer waste) recycled photocopy paper is a fresh, glare-free, and crisp high whiteness sheet, ideally suited for everyday home, office and quick-print uses.
Asia Pulp & Paper to Host First Latin America Webinar Addressing New Packaging Opportunities in a Non-Plastic World
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced the first in a series of Latin America webinars addressing the emerging opportunities created for paper merchants, distributors and converters, as consumers, governments, and global brands eliminate plastic from all packaging.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas announced today that Villa Chicken, a fast-casual chain restaurant in Peru, will utilize APP’s Foopak Bio Natura paperboard products to further the restaurant brand’s environmental goals. Villa Chicken will source its sustainable takeaway food packaging from APP’s strategic partner Max Imports, a 20+ year old Peruvian manufacturer of paperboard cups, cartons, and boxes. The partnership will help Villa Chicken revitalize its packaging strategies through APP’s award-winning, compostable and plastic free product suite in a growing market seeking products that deliver on both sustainability and functionality goals.
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In line with its commitment to assist communities around its industrial timber estates, APP Sinar Mas Forestry deployed its helicopter to help fight ground fires that broke in an area outside of its concession in the Siak District of Riau province, one of its executives said Friday (14/2).
Toscotec has received in total 8 (eight) Tissue Machine order from APP. Two of the Tissue Machines are scheduled to come on stream in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, respectively. In the meantime, the Italian supplier is manufacturing other 6 tissue machines which are planned for delivery between the Q3 2017 and the first half of 2018.
Among the myriad ways climate change is impacting the planet, one of the most visible is the rise in forest fires across the globe.
The wood supply study found that there was sufficient plantation fibre to supply APP’s pulp mills in Indonesia – including the demand of its new pulp mill at OKI, South Sumatra – through to 2022.
Peat protection can consist of peat rehabilitation – rewetting and managing water levels and restoring the functionality of peat below the surface, and peat restoration – restoring peat vegetation above and improving hydrological capacities below the surface.
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