Innovation

On the scent of natural solutions
The wood-boring Cossid Moth (Coryphodema tristis) has a broad range of native tree hosts in South Africa.
Combining forces to use waste heat
Gratkorn Mill in Austria has partnered with local energy provider Bioenergie Wärmeservice GmbH (BWS) to supply industrial waste heat generated by the mill’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Energie Graz for the next 20 years.
Rethinking energy and society
Climate change has resulted in shifting seasons and climbing temperatures, threatening to deprive us of the very things – air, water, food and a safe place to live – we depend on for survival.
Diving deep into more sustainable pulping technology
Currently, pulping of wood to isolate cellulose fibres for paper production uses energy-intensive technologies developed more than a century ago that require fossil chemicals.
A sweet success
The recyclability of products has become just as important to consumers as quality and price. At the same time, consumers are also insisting on food packaging that’s safe.
Cooking with gas: circularity in action
Matane Mill in Quebec produces its own biogas from raw process wastewater using anaerobic reactor technology.
Sharing value differently
In South Africa, many of Sappi’s operations are situated in rural areas where poverty is rife, unemployment is high and job opportunities are limited.
There is a global movement to limit or eliminate solvent-based casting systems in order to reduce chemical waste and pollution.
The circular economy is regenerative by design and aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources.
Weathering climate change
Sappi Forests owns and leases 390,000 hectares of plantations in South Africa which are under increasing threat from pests and diseases, as well as climate change.

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