Finnish company, UPM, plans to install its second pulp mill in Uruguay—which would be one of the largest in the world and produce over two million tons of pulp per year. The project requires a new railway route and a port terminal for the company, as well as the expansion of high voltage electrical distribution lines and several processing plants in a duty-free zone. A declaration by Finnish and Uruguayan organizations call for the withdrawal of this project, which would result in serious impacts. Read the declaration (in Spanish) here.
Finnish and Uruguayan Organizations Against a New UPM Pulp Mill
WRM Bulletin 243 14 May 2019
Issues: Large-Scale Tree Plantations / Timber / Pulp and Paper / Struggles Against Tree Monocultures
Special section: Resistance UPM