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International Day of Action on Throwaway Cups

Civil society organisations around the world are taking action on Wednesday 22 March 2017 (23 March in Australia) to show growing consciousness of the need to avoid using throwaway cups,…

Robin Wood’s Campaign on Cups at BackWerk

Robin Wood is a German environmental organisation that has a strong track record on forest campaigning. They have recently run successful actions focusing on Germany’s biggest bakery chain, BackWerk, including…

NGOs send a letter to Asia Pulp & Paper

A group of nearly 60 Indonesian and international NGOs sent a letter to APP director, Linda Wijaya, to express their concern regarding a new possible supplier, PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (PT…

Is Brazil’s huge planned pulp expansion sustainable? Discussion Document

A new discussion document – Expansion of the Brazilian Pulp Industry – aims to trigger a debate about the world’s hot spot for planned  increases in pulp and paper industry…

A new threat for Russian boreal forests

Major western European and American companies are connected to logging companies expanding their operations into one of the largest tracts of undisturbed primary forest in Arkhangelsk Oblast of northwest Russia, a Greenpeace…

Chinese Finance Webinar

On 7 March  2017, our webinar series continued with our most popular topic yet – Chinese Finance. Katharine Lu, of Friends of the Earth USA, gave a presentation demonstrating through…

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…

EPN Webninar on Peatlands and the Pulp and Paper Industry in Indonesia

This EPN webniar explains that peatlands (~organic soils) worldwide store twice as much carbon as all forest biomass, although they cover only a tenth of the land. 15% of this…

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…

Protected: EPN webinar on fibre testing

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