Archive for the ‘Botnia’ Category

Pulpmillwatch

(October 2007)

Pulpmillwatch.org recently learned of a new spoof Botnia website about the company’s operations in Uruguay. In a welcome new development of Corporate Social Responsibility, Botnia explains why it is so keen to expand its pulp operations in the global South: “since we won’t tolerate any further pollution in our developed countries, we are happy to have the chance to export all dirty industries to the underdeveloped world”.

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Ence has cancelled its plans to build a 500,000 t/yr pulp mill on the River Uruguay near Fray Bentos. However, RISI reports that the company is now looking for another site to build a one million t/yr mill.

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By Chris Lang. Published in Robin Wood Magazine, August 2006.

Tens of thousands of people have protested against two pulp mills currently under construction near Fray Bentos on the River Uruguay. A recent WRM report documents the social and environmental problems with the FSC-certified plantations which will provide raw material to the mills.

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