Domtar EarthChoice July Monthly Minute

Jul 29, 2016 10:05 AM ET

A New Way to Convey Sustainability

How do you reduce the need for 50,000 truck trips a year, avoiding the air emissions equal burning 100,000+ gallons of fuel? Domtar's Hawesville, KY mill found a creative strategy to do just that. Learn how 24/7 technology, the Ohio River and a mile-long structure resembling a roller coaster helped eliminate over half-a-million miles of mill traffic annually.

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Connecting Generations Through Letter Writing 

Penpals traditionally exchange letters to see the world from a different perspective. PaperPal also does this, while capitalizing on the cognitive benefits that handwriting provides both young children and aging adults. This year, volunteers from six Domtar facilities will help bring PaperPal to their communities through the EarthChoice Ambassadors program, which encourages employees to make a difference in their world.

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Keeping Cool with Energy Star 

This summer, you may have noticed an ENERGY STAR® label on the fridge as you reached for a cool drink. And with more than 45% of U.S. households purchasing an ENERGY STAR certified product in the past year, it remains one of today's best-known ecolabels. Usually seen gracing household appliances, did you know that entire buildings can also display the star? 

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Did You Know?

Port Huron, MI -- the site of a Domtar specialty paper mill -- was the boyhood home of prolific inventor Thomas Edison. Today the Thomas Edison Depot Museum is located in the building that he worked in from 1859 to 1863.

What's Your EarthChoice?

Sprinklers are great for kids to run through on a hot summer day, but did you know that plants absorb less water from traditional sprinklers than you'd think? Consider drip systems, which deliver water directly to the base of plants to help avoid your money from literally evaporating!

Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The majority of our pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice®, EarthChoice® and Xerox® Paper and Specialty Media. Domtar is also a marketer and producer of a broad line of absorbent hygiene products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack® and Indasec® brand names. In 2014, Domtar had sales of $5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,800 people. To receive bite-size updates on Domtar’s sustainability efforts, along with practical eco-tips you can actually use, subscribe to the EarthChoice Monthly Minute newsletter.


Paige Goff, Vice President, Sustainability & Business Communications
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