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Environment & Sustainability

Stora Enso and Northvolt, an European supplier of sustainable battery cells and systems, have announced a partnership that aims to develop sustainable batteries using lignin-based hard carbon produced with renewable wood from the Nordic forests.It also aims to develop the world’s first industrialised battery featuring anode sourced entirely from...
The Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders (APHI) has called on the EU to jointly promote the Legality and Sustainability Verification System (SVLK) to further strengthen Indonesia’s efforts to improve forest governance in support of climate change action.The SVLK is a certification system in Indonesia that verifies wood products...
A new app developed with the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) assistance has been launched in Indonesia to assist fire brigades in preventing and suppressing wildfires.Forest wildfire is a major threat to human safety, infrastructure and ecosystems in many parts of Indonesia, and the app will assist in...
The Forest Practices Board has announced that they will be auditing the forest planning and practices of Interfor Corporation on tree farm licence (TFL) 18, located near Clearwater in British Columbia (BC), Canada, during July 2022.The Forest Practices Board is BC’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices,...
Jowat is now supplying polyurethane reactive (PUR) granulate for edgebanding that is not subject to hazard labelling.Demand for PUR hotmelt granulate is strong among small- and medium-sized handicraft businesses, since granulates are easy to measure and facilitates simple colour changes, as well as quick changeovers, from ethylene vinyl...
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched a transaction verification loop (TV loop) on FSC-certified paulownia, a type of hardwood species that is native across Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Korean, Laos and Vietnam.According to FSC, a TV loop is "is the verification process required by the FSC...
Gambia has banned timber exports and revoked all timber export licenses to curb illegal logging, particularly rosewood smuggling.The ban is effective immediately, with port authorities instructed to refuse loading timber logs onto any vessel, according to the government's statement.West African rosewood, which has been an endangered species since 2017,...
The National Accreditation Committee (KAN), an International Accreditation Forum (IAF) member accreditation body based in Indonesia, has officially operated the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) accreditation as a voluntary forestry certification scheme. According to IFCC, this is the first voluntary forestry certification scheme in Indonesia operated by KAN.Donny Purnomo,...
The International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) has announced that the G7 ministers responsible for Climate, Energy and the Environment have agreed to accelerate the transition to sustainable supply chains that decouple trade and agricultural production from deforestation and forest degradation and to promote sustainably produced wood and wood products,...
Tomra has reiterated their commitment to closing the loop on PET beverage containers, but beyond that, recognises that there is more to be done.“We have an obligation to work with all stakeholders to reduce the mountains of waste and transform them into the valuable resources they are,” stated Tove...