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EPN’s 2016 Annual Report now available

The annual report summarising the activities of the Environmental Paper Network is now online here: EPN 2016 annual report final This report summarises our activities around the world, other than…

EPN Debate on Detoxing Paper

Introducing a webinar and discussion document about why the paper industry needs a ‘detox’. Back in the 1990s there was intense debate and campaigning to stop the toxic pollution caused…

EPN Webinar on Green Paper, Red Lines

‘Green Paper, Red Lines’ is a set of requirements for financiers to avoid financing pulp and paper companies that are unsustainable or unethical. This webinar explains them, gives an example…

Creating Cup Consciousness

In Tasmania, Australia, Markets for Change is gathering support for a world without throwaway cups, through an exciting movement for ‘Cup Conscious Cafes’. These are cafes who guarantee that customers…

Indonesian civil society writes to Banks: APRIL failing to implement its own policy

The environmental coalition Jikalahari and the network of local communities of Riau province, JMGR, have sent two letters to banks, one each to Credit Suisse and ABN Amro, to share…

Red Lines for pulp mill finance – a webinar and a Chinese version

Earlier this year, we published  Green Paper, Red Lines.  The document  is a briefing for financiers, which sets out minimum requirements for pulp and paper companies. We ask all those…

Paludiculture workshop: local community solutions to sustaining peatlands in Indonesia

The Environmental Paper Network is helping to host a workshop in Indonesia to share knowledge about paludiculture, sustainable management of peat soils and solutions to the peatland degradation caused by…

EPN Co-ordinated a Successful Day of Action on Throwaway Cups and Launch of the Cupifesto

Last week saw a flurry of activity around the world with many EPN member organisations challenging throwaway cups. The launch of our Cupifesto – a manifesto for a world without…

International Day of Action on Throwaway Cups

MEDIA RELEASE: Civil society organisations around the world are taking action on Thursday 29 September 2016 to raise awareness that using throwaway cups causes harm to people, forests, water and…

Red Lines for Pulp Mill Finance

The Environmental Paper Network* (EPN), and BankTrack** today published a short document, Green Paper, Red Lines,  setting out minimum requirements for the pulp and paper industry to avoid harming people…

Paper Saving Summit

If you get frustrated by junk mail, paper cups, disposable napkins, catalogues, packaging or pointless photocopying, you need to come to the Paper Saving Summit. On 31 May 2016, people…

New Indonesia mill raises doubts about APP’s forests pledge

A landmark commitment by one of the world’s largest producers of tissue and paper to stop cutting down Indonesia’s prized tropical forests is under renewed scrutiny as the company prepares…

NGO Letter: Peatland management of APRIL is not sustainable

A group of NGO sent a letter to the Indonesian paper giant Asia Pacific Resources Limited (APRIL) on peat management in the Kampar Peninsula. APRIL recently announced a peatland restoration…

Is Asia Pulp & Paper a responsible company?

We are often asked whether it is OK to buy paper from Indonesia, now that the biggest Indonesian pulp and papers have committed to a moratorium on rainforest logging. Here,…

Open Letter From Indonesian NGOs to the Government of The Republic of Indonesia, Buyers, Customers, and Banks of Companies Related to Forest Fires in Indonesia

Forest fires Indonesia continue to burn on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, and are on track to release more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire US economy this year.…