Stages towards a clean paper industry
Paper companies: 55 mills now produce totally chlorine free, high-quality bleached pulp.
Province of Ontario: Pulp mills must eliminate organachlorine discharges by 2002.
British Columbia: Pulp mills here must eliminate grganochlorine discharges by 2002.
Sweden National: Goal to end toxic discharges from-Ifie-company pulp mills by 2000.
International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes: Calls on US and Canada to phase-out uses of chlorine as an industrial feedstock.
Paris Commission: 13 nations on the North Atlantic and the EU agree to eliminate persistent, toxic discharges of bioaccumulative substances, particularly organochlorines.
Barcelona Convention: 21 Mediteranean nations agree to eliminate persistent, toxic discharges of bloaccummulative substances, particularly organoMorines.
American Public Health Association: Calls for measurable and progressive reductions toward the elimina. tion of the use of chlorine-based bleaches in the pulp and paper industry.