- November 10, 2011
The new Pulp & Paper Sector's Sustainability Report published by ASPAPEL (The Spanish Pulp and Paper Producers Assn.) takes a stance in favor of the bio-economy, the low-carbon economy based on the efficient use of natural resources. The key, says the report, lies in optimizing the use of wood.
The concept is to use wood to produce pulp and paper but also bio-energy, bio-fuels, bio-composit…in green mills that generate green employment in rural areas, and to produce recycled paper in urban areas in mills that incorporate waste management facilities, deriving the maximum use of recycled paper and board, by dedicating process waste to produce moldings, insulation products, waste paper bio-composites…and finally to obtain its full value as a source of energy.
The report provides information about the work carried out by the sector since the last edition in 2008 and explains to what degree the objectives set at that time have been met and how the various indicators developed over the period 2007–2010. It also attempts to respond to the concerns and demands raised by sector stakeholders in the prior consultation process. Finally, it sets a further series of targets and actions for the coming three years.