Sunday, May 30, 2010

UPPC wins in Zero Basura Olympics

UPPC wins in Zero Basura Olympics
The Philippine Star
May 30, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – United Pulp and Paper Co., Inc. (UPPC) SCG Paper, a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-efficient industrial-grade paper in the country, was given a major award as Candidate Master for its systems compliance and best practices in waste management in the Zero Basura Olympics (ZBO) for Business—a joint project of Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc., Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine Business for the Environment, and the Pollution Control Association of the Philippines Inc. in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

UPPC was also named Champion for Reuse/Recycling for its 100-percent use of recycled paper and “zero sludge to landfill” project.

Earth Day Network Philippines chairman Elisea Gozun said “with climate change affecting everyone, Earth Day is a chance to call on people to contribute to the solution through day-to-day acts that can be building blocks toward big initiatves.”

For ZBO for Business, 20 companies participated in the categories of Segregation, Reduction, Reuse/Recycling, Green Technology for Residual Waste, and Composting.

UPPC in SCG Paper, a long-time advocate for green packaging solutions, not only supports the campaign to gather a critical mass from corporations to join that of government, cause-oriented groups, and the communities for a “Basura”-free Philippines, it has been actively urging industry associates to possibly redesign operations to incorporate sustainability and reduce carbon footprint, and to prefer eco-friendly and recyclable products and packages.