Archive for the ‘Sappi’ Category

Geasphere has released a great new video documenting the environmental and social impacts of industrial tree plantations in South Africa. Timber plantations consume 30 times as much water each day as the population of South Africa. Thousands and thousands of people have been evicted to make way for Mondi and Sappi’s monocultures.

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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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A sulphur dioxide pipeline burst last week at Sappi’s newly up-graded pulp mill at Umkomaas. Three hundred people were treated by doctors after the leak.
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