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Sappi Reduces Solid Waste for Fifth Consecutive Year

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

Expert Interview with Christine Arbogast, Solid Waste Expert

Incorporating renewable and conversion technologies into solid waste systems to promote best use of materials and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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Christine Arbogast has more than 30 years of solid waste planning, permitting, and engineering experience. She has directed long-term solid waste strategic planning studies for major metropolitan and small public solid waste management agencies.

Resident Engagement Leads to 70 Percent Diversion Rate in a British Columbia Municipality

Engaging residents about food scraps collection and shifting trash, recycling, and organics collection schedules led to a 36 percent trash reduction
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Melissa Nielsen, a project engineer for Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the roll-out of a food scraps collection program in British Columbia, Canada, and the resulting trash reduction and shift in community attitudes. Tetra Tech was engaged to perform a solid waste system assessment; provide strategy, design, and implementation support for an every-other-week trash collection pilot; and perform a door-to-door outreach for a municipality-wide food scraps collection program roll-out. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Melissa Nielsen, a project engineer for Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the roll-out of a food scraps collection program in British Columbia, Canada, and the resulting trash reduction and shift in community attitudes. Tetra Tech was engaged to perform a solid waste system assessment; provide strategy, design, and implementation support for an every-other-week trash collection pilot; and perform a door-to-door outreach for a municipality-wide food scraps collection program roll-out. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Solid Waste

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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually, and in the following pages offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility.

Boeing Reduces Solid Waste Sent to Landfills

Exploring Boeing's top environmental priorities
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**This is the 16th and final article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Today’s major manufacturers can be measured by their commitment to optimal management and reduction of solid waste produced by their operations. Boeing is no exception.

Boeing's environment strategy

Building a more sustainable future
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**This is the fourth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing’s commitment to environmental leadership and building a more sustainable future drives a global strategy with three main areas of focus:

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Sappi’s Key Performance Indicators: Creative Uses for Solid Waste

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Managing our solid waste and finding ways to minimize it remains a focus at all Sappi’s North American mills. Increased lime kiln capacity at the Cloquet Mill increased internal recycling of lime mud and decreased overall chemical consumption and waste to landfill. Higher use of natural gas at the Somerset Mill drove lower waste to landfill from ash generated during the combustion of biomass.

Giving Waste New Meaning

Managing our solid waste and finding ways to minimize it remains a focus at all of Sappi North America’s mills.
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The conversion of the Cloquet pulp mill to manufacture dissolving pulp resulted in increased quantities of lime mud due to the cooking requirements of this higher-purity pulp. The impact of this change can be seen in both the total solid waste to landfill and the tonnes of solid waste processed through the Cloquet Mill’s beneficial use program with local farmers. Lime mud and boiler ash are used as a soil amendment to help farmers raise the soil pH, improving growing conditions for certain crops.

Landfill Gas to Build Cars and a Greener Community

Partnership between Toyota and local landfill turns garbage into good
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GEORGETOWN, Ky., March, 24 2014 /3BL Media/ – Can a car company be a vehicle for change? Toyota thinks so. The Kentucky plant that manufactures some of the greenest cars on the road, including two hybrid models, will soon be powered in part by green electricity. 

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Sappi Finds Better Opportunities for Solid Waste - Check Out the Full Report

We have continued to make improvements in reducing solid waste to landfill.
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In 2013 our Somerset mill had a breakthrough in optimizing the lime kiln (see p.30) which resulted in less lime mud waste. In addition, reduced solid fuel rates led to less boiler ash being landfilled. Our mill in Cloquet, Minnesota, has developed a beneficial use program with the local agricultural extension program and provides boiler ash and lime mud as a soil amendment to local farmers. These materials help farmers raise the pH of soil, creating better growing conditions for certain crops.

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