Domtar Monthly Minute | April 2017

Apr 27, 2017 10:20 AM ET

Earth Day-Inspired STEM Lessons
Domtar's Plymouth, NC mill created a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach program in 2013 to give area students a peek into how STEM studies can be applied in real life. In recognition of Earth Day 2017, mill employees - including scientist, engineers and innovators - offered a tour of the mill and visited area schools to share information about Domtar's commitment to responsible sourcing, efficient manufacturing and a program that diverts over 190 tons of waste from landfill per day.


What's Your EarthChoice
During Earth Week 2017 Domtar employees took part in numerous events promoting care for the natural environment, from holding recycling drives to educating about home gardening. But what do they do in their own time?  Hear how employees from across the company demonstrate a commitment to sustainability in their daily lives. 


Growing a More Sustainable Tomorrow
Wood fiber is the age-old wonder that's inherent attributes-renewable, carbon-neutral, and cost-competitive - make it useful for creating numerous sustainable products. Domtar President and CEO John D. Williams recently offered a glimpse of the future at the Renewable Bioproducts Institute's executive conference. Learn how companies in the wood-fiber industry can act as modern-day prospectors of the forest, moving us towards a more sustainable tomorrow.


Did you know?
Bristlecone pines are the world's longest-living tree, with one specimen proved to be 5,065+ years old. Thriving in harsh, cold conditions that result in dense, disease-resistant wood, there is a good chance that even older trees exist.

Unsure when to replace a cap or lid before recycling? If the closure contains metal on a plastic container, like a hand soap pump, it's best to discard in order to avoid contamination in the plastic recycling stream. Otherwise, keep them on! 
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Dan Persica
Domtar, Senior Manager, Sustainability Communications
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