A letter of concern has been sent to Estonian company Est-For, signed by a number of Estonian NGOs and by the Environmental Paper Network. The letter expresses the worries about the planned Est-For pulp mill (they call it “biorefinery”), as there appear to be insufficient safeguards in place to prevent negative impacts on the environment.
The environmental organisations warn against investment in this project until these safeguards are put in place.
The risks we are concerned about are outlined in the letter:
The concerns that need to be addressed include the following.
If built, the Est-For biorefinery will produce an annual output of 700,000 tonnes of pulp, and consume 2.5 to 4 million cubic metres of wood per year, for many decades.