Friday, 9 December 2011

Greystanes. $20m plant under threat

Solaris Paper is reviewing the future of its $20 million plant, at Greystanes, after "intimidation" from environmental group Greenpeace cost it major supermarket orders. The facility, which has the capacity to employ 25-30 workers but at present it is almost idle, might soon be shut down entirely. The company been accused by Greenpeace of using an Indonesian supplier, related company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), which harvests rainforests and puts the disappearing Sumatran tiger at further risk.