Minas Pulp & Paper honoured for recycling achievements
HALIFAX, NS-At the Gulf of Maine Council's annual awards ceremony last month, Minas Basin Pulp and Power received the Nova Scotia Bay of Fundy Business Partnership Award for its achievements in recycling. The Hantsport-based company produces about 70,000 tonnes of paperboard products every year, but cuts no trees. It was also recognized for surpassing current environmental standards for paper mills. The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment was established in 1989 by the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine to foster co-operation in the Gulf of Maine watershed. The council's mission is to maintain and enhance environmental quality in the gulf and to ensure that existing and future generations use the resource in a sustainable way.