Studies from all around the world show that spending time in nature, and specifically forests, are good for our health.
Being exposed to trees and green areas has many positive health effects. Here are some of the benefits:
• reduces stress
• boosts the immune system
• lowers blood pressure
• increases our ability to focus
• accelerates recovery from surgery or illness
• increases energy level
• improves sleep
The Japanese have a special term for it: shinrin-yoku, and their Ministry of of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries encourages people to visit forests to improve health. And since spending just a few minutes in a green space has a positive effect, there aren’t really any excuses not to immerse yourself in a soothing forest bath every now and then.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Humans’ urge to communicate has always been strong – and with the evolution of paper, the written form of communicating opened a whole new world of efficiency, suddenly dismantling geographical boundaries. Naturally, the history of papermaking is closely connected to societal, industrial, and cultural events.
Eco-awareness and higher demands on sustainability features among customers tend to lead to good things. One current example is the initiated project at Stora Enso to certify all paper pulp grades as compostable, to helps consumers make more eco-friendly choices.
In 2021, the Multicopy production base in Nymölla mill took a step further in the fossil free journey, with Stora Enso entering a partnership with energy company Gasum. We had a talk with Erik Woode, Director, Project Development & Execution, at Gasum, to get a status update after one year of turning residue water from production into fossil free fuel.