GREEN sceneFebruary 2009
DG3 North America, Jersey City, NJ, will be purchasing 4,320 renewable energy certificates (RECs) over the next seven months from Hess Corp. to accompany electricity purchases. A REC represents the property rights to the environmental benefits derived from electricity generated by renewable resources such as wind, solar, biomass and wave motion.
AbitibiBowater is implementing FSC certification at three of its woodland operations, totaling approximately eight million acres in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, Canada. The decision builds on a company-wide decision made early last year to certify 100 percent of all forestlands managed by AbitibiBowater by the end of 2008.
Having already earned SFI and FSC chain-of-custody certifications, xpedx has achieved PEFC certification, making it tri-certified.
Heidelberg has released its eighth Sustainability Report. In the environment section of the report, the manufacturer shows how comprehensive reductions in energy, paper and ink consumption protect the planet and help cut printers’ costs. For a copy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finch Paper has upgraded its digital uncoated paper portfolio with the announcement that three of its products—Finch Fine iD, Finch Fine Digital and Finch Color Copier—are now made with 10 percent post-consumer recycled fiber. These papers are also FSC and SFI certified.
Reliable Paper Recycling, a recycling company serving the Tri-State region (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania), has announced its new zero-landfill initiative. Owning more than 75 trucks and operating 11 separate sites within the region, the Jersey City, NJ-based company (with sister firm Reliable Wood Products) is now working with printers to recycle everything from wooden pallets to paper, cardboard and plastics. For more info, visit www.reliablepaperrecycling.com.
Spicers Paper has achieved SFI certification at all of its locations across the United States.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has revamped its Website (www.sfiprogram.org) and has launched a new blog, www.goodforforests.com, which provides a forum for thought-sharing and comments on trends, hot issues, SFI developments, forest health and certification.