Submitted: The Two Sides Team February 4, 2013
Since 2006, Twin Rivers has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 76 percent and now derives 83 percent of its energy from carbon-neutral sources.
January 31 2013
Twin Rivers Paper Press Release
Twin Rivers Paper Company, a leader in lightweight specialty packaging, label and publishing papers,
announced significant inroads the company has made in environmental
improvements. Since 2006, Twin Rivers has reduced its greenhouse gas
emissions by 76 percent and now derives 83 percent of its energy from
Twin Rivers has beneficially reused 93 percent of its solid process by
turning this waste stream into compost, fuel, land applications, and
value-added raw materials. The company has also reduced its electrical
consumption each year through the installation of variable-speed motors.
They installed a system that replaces fresh water with processed
water, saving nearly a million gallons of water every day, approximately
equivalent to one and a half Olympic size swimming pools. By the end of
2013, the company will complete an initiative to reduce up to 85% of
the odor from its Edmundston operations.
We are tackling environmental projects that minimize our environmental
footprint, says Roland Leger, Manager of the Edmundston Pulp Mill. We
are firmly committed to completing the odor-reduction project by the
end of 2013.
plays a large role in shaping Twin Rivers operations, products and
processes. Its portfolio of sustainable papers is built around fiber
certification and recycled content and the company continues to find
creative ways for reducing its environmental footprint.
Louise C. Merriman
Director of Communications
Twin Rivers Paper Company is an integrated specialty paper company that
manufactures packaging, label and publishing products for targeted
markets and applications. The company has operations in Maine and New
Brunswick. For more information, visit us on the web at