At the IJC Conference, AET will present a new report entitled, "Five Great Reasons Why We Care: The Pulp and Paper Industry's Virtual Elimination Strategy." The report details the success the industry has achieved in preventing pollution by developing new methods to bleach pulp and paper. Key to this strategy has been the adoption of an innovative bleaching process called Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF).
"ECF has solved the riddle of dioxin," said AET's Executive Director Doug Pryke. "This innovation has been so successful that it will form the basis for upcoming US EPA regulations. In addition, ECF is certain to play a key role in the industry's future environmental progress."
The full AET report and an executive summary are available on the AET web site. In addition, daily updates on events as they occur will be posted on a special section of this web site, linked from the home page by using the "new" icon. The Internet address for AET is http://aet.org.