Domtar Sees 24% Reduction in Waste to Landfill Since 2013
Our progress in diverting materials from landfills has accelerated dramatically since 2013. In fact, waste sent to landfills from pulp and paper mills was reduced 24 percent, as we coordinated a more consistent, disciplined, company-wide approach to defining, measuring and reporting byproduct streams.
Our goal is to reduce total solid waste sent to landfills 40 percent by 2020 from 2013 levels. How will we achieve this?
Through three ways:
- Implementing source reduction programs
- Expanding our success in finding innovative, “next life” uses for our byproducts
- Developing creative strategies to meet safety and regulatory requirements that often were not designed for selling and beneficially re-using byproducts in the marketplace
Sustainability at Domtar is our endeavor to take a longer-term view of creating and preserving shareholder value. We accomplish this by considering how we respond to and contribute to emerging opportunities and risks in the world around us. Our 2016 Sustainability Update provides insight into our priorities on the journey towards becoming a more sustainable business. Click here to read the full update, and view updated performance metrics here.