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APRIL Group invests $2.3 billion in paperboard factory in Indonesia’s Sumatra

Pulp and paper maker Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL Group) on Tuesday began construction on a 33.4 trillion rupiah ($2.33 billion) paperboard production facility on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the company said. The factory will be part of APRIL’s operations in Riau province and have the capacity to produce 1.2 million tonnes of folding box […]

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Young, fresh-faced and ‘green’, Anderson Tanoto leads the way on sustainability at RGE

Anderson Tanoto is a scion of the RGE group, which includes one of the world’s largest paper and pulp producers. He talks about how he fights critics of its sustainability record. During the long months of Covid-19 last year, Anderson Tanoto would go for walks with his parents at Gardens by the Bay. There, they […]

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How I got here… forestry sustainability expert, Aida Greenbury

The outspoken former Asia Pulp and Paper executive tells Eco-Business about navigating the politics of sustainability leadership roles, and why you don’t need to be a sustainability expert to make a difference. Aida Greenbury is one of the most well-recognised figures in Asia’s foresty and sustainability sector. Best known for her time building and running the […]

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Reasons Why Asia Pulp And Paper Is Doing Well

Asia pulp is one of the largest producers of pulp with a production capacity that rivals North America. They produce around 43 million tons per year, which accounts for about 30% of world pulp production. This high production rests on two pillars: manufacturing (which includes the processing and conversion to Pulp) and forest management. Manufacturing […]

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APRIL Group Keeps Destroying Peatlands and Natural Rainforests…so whatelse is new?

Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) is Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper producer, and one of the world’s largest producers of rayon, a textile widely used by the fashion industry. After a decade of business expansion at the cost of Indonesian rainforests and of increasing boycott campaigns, in 2015, APRIL committed to stop deforestation, to protect natural […]

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