Port Townsend Paper Earns Sustainability Honor

The Olympia, Washington-based Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) has presented its 2016 Environmental Excellence Award to Port Townsend Paper of Port Townsend, Washington.

In addition to consuming considerable amounts of recovered fiber, the Port Townsend Paper mill has, over the past 10 years, reduced greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels by nearly 60 percent, according to the company.

“Three hundred employees of Port Townsend Paper accomplished this,” says Colin Fernie, president of Port Townsend Paper and Crown Packaging. “We appreciate the recognition and are committed to continued environmental stewardship.”

Steve Klinger, Crown Paper Group CEO, adds, “When Crown Paper acquired the mill in 2015, we said we would invest to transform it into a high performing business. This award is a milestone in that transformation, and there are more milestones to come. We are optimizing our Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standard boiler. We are accelerating settlement pond remediation. We are converting to compressed natural gas. Port Townsend Paper is on an upward trend.”

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Source: RecyclingToday.com