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Don’t buy APP paper!

Posted: 3 August 2010 in APP, Europe

In July 2010, a group of more than 35 European environmental and social organisations signed a letter to paper buyers in Europe informing them of the risks associated with Asia Pulp and Paper’s environmental record. The letter is attached (pdf file, 2 MB).

PHOTO: Greenpeace

To feed its pulp and paper mills, Sinar Mas has cleared huge swaths of rainforest and tiger habitat such as here in Riau, Sumatra (PT Artelindo Wiratama, 22 April 2010, © Greenpeace)

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In December 2008, Sappi cut its European fine paper output by 20 per cent. The company is now considering a further 25 per cent cut in production. A decision will be reached this week.
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Stora Enso, UPM and Metsäliitto deliberately violated Finnish competition law by exchanging information with each other on the price of timber, according to a report issued by the Finnish Competition Authority in January 2007.

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Some statistics from CEPI:

In 1998, production of paper and board in Europe[1] amounted to 83.3 million tonnes. Consumption was 77 million tonnes. By 2005, these figures had increased to 97.1 million tonnes produced with 84.3 million tonnes consumed.

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