Guide

Paper and cardboard manufacturing pollution prevention

Introduction

The paper and cardboard industry can cause significant pollution. The industry includes paper and paperboard manufacturers, and businesses that produce paper and paperboard products. It also includes businesses that carry out finishing activities, such as coating, covering, laminating and embossing paper or cardboard.

Your activities may cause air pollution from dust and fumes, water pollution from contaminated discharges or run-off, noise pollution from materials handling and deliveries to your site, and land contamination from accidental spills of solvents.

This guide describes your responsibilities for preventing pollution to air, land and water. It includes guidance on noise and vibration, cooling towers, vehicle emissions, vehicle cleaning and car parks. It also covers how to prevent and deal with pollution incidents.