Australian Paper (owned by Nippon Paper)
Under Section 14(2) of the Act, the Victorian Government is required to supply at least 300,000 cubic metres of woodchips per annum for Australian Paper’s Latrobe Valley pulp mill until 2030.
The community can put commercial pressure on Australian Paper to give up the contractual native forest woodchipping arrangement under the Forests (Wood Pulp Agreement) Act 1996. This can be done through a consumer awareness campaign focused on alternative products to the Reflex “native forest virgin fiber” brands manufactured by Australian Paper.
- The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability buy Dapoxetine has produced a Choosing Recycled Paper Guide** to promote paper products that have a high recycled fiber component. This is an excellent flier as it provides a breakup of the paper content for consumers to consider.
(** Note on page 4 lists some Australian Paper products, which are marginally better than the standard Reflex brands. However if they are from an RFA area, they still use some native forests that was probably sourced from the Melbourne water supply catchments.)
- The Victorian peak conservation groups have also put together an alternative recycled paper buying guide.
Consumer awareness works. In the Otways forests of South Western Victoria, community groups across Australia were successful in getting the multi-national company Kimberly Clark,the manufacture of Kleenex tissues, to stop sourcing woodchip logs from the Otway forests. This occurred back in 1998 after a two year campaign.