Monday, April 15, 2013

Maola and Weyerhaeuser Recognized for annual Earth Day Awards


Recipients of "Less Means More" Earth Day awards. Representing Maola is Sue Shivar and Darrell Duvall. Representing Weyerhaeuser is Roy Brinson 

As part of the Committee’s Earth Day events we recognize Maola for their long standing support of the Less Means More Committee.  Maola has supported the annual Earth Week field days by providing snacks for the 5th graders attending the event.  Less Means More began the field days 5 years ago with the support of the Craven County Board of Education.  In that time over two thousand 5th graders have learned about Water;   sources, use, indoor and outdoor conservation, distribution and our responsibility to assure we have sufficient water for future generations. Maola’s generous support of the Earth Week field days is always a highlight for our young students.

Maola is also a responsible steward of water in their operations.    

Examples of water conservation actions:
ü  Water saving nozzles on all lines in the plant
ü  Collecting steam condensate to recycle into the boilers rather than use city water
ü  Collection of recirculated, non potable water for refrigeration system instead of city water

The Less Means More Committee is pleased to recognize Maola.  Congratulations to the whole team at Maola for being exceptional corporate citizens. Thank you!


Recipients of "Less Means More" Earth Day awards. Representing Maola is Sue Shivar and Darrell Duvall. Representing Weyerhaeuser is Roy Brinson


As part of the Committee’s Earth Day events we recognize the local facility of Weyerhaeuser as a leader in water conservation. 

Weyerhaeuser uses Neuse River water in their process.  Process water usage has been reduced over 40% since 1990.  During this period facility output increased so the unit reduction is even greater.  This has been accomplished through investment in equipment and close monitoring. 

Weyerhaeuser has wells that draw facility water from the Castle Haynes aquifer.  Numerous projects have been implemented.  New projects and continuous monitoring have significantly reduced well water usage.

Examples of water conservation actions:
ü  Annual goals and measures for water use reduction.  Each year the total usage is less than the previous year.
ü  Annual project list for “Reduction of Mill water Usage”.  The goals are communicated and progress reported throughout the year. 
ü  The New Bern facility reports progress and results to the corporate level where they are compared to 6 other mills. 
ü  Daily operating exception reports that result in prompt response to leaks or operational problems that affect water usage.
ü  Water conservation is formally communicated to all employees.
ü  There are written operating procedures for water use and conservation.

Weyerhaeuser Corporation is committed to sustainability.  The company has a strong program of continuous improvement in all aspects of sustainability.  Locally the facility has achieved results consistent with corporate initiatives. 

Congratulations to the New Bern Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill.    


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