The current investments made by Papelera Nacional look at the conservation of natural resources and the environment in the community.
Papelera Nacional, one of the most important corrugated paper and cardboard producers in the country, planted 812 trees in an area of 2 hectares as part of the Sembrando Vidas project. This initiative, baptized with the name of Forest Protector Citadel The Parksalso had the support of the Prefecture of Guayas.
Authorities such as the prefect of Guayas, Susana González, executives of the group’s companies, collaborators and students of the Luis Vernaza School of Basic Education, of Marcelino Maridueña, participated in the event to launch the project and plant trees, who with effort and enthusiasm they planted a variety of different tree species; among them, mahogany, cedar, Fernán Sánchez, guachapelí, pechiche, oak, laurel, balsam, white and prieto guayacán.
Luis Arriaga, director of Environmental Management of the Prefecture of Guayas, indicated that this is the first mini-forest to be installed in the year and that between 2022 and 2023 they plan to plant 250,000 trees to improve air quality. “All these trees that we have planted today will fulfill their functions as they grow, mainly capturing carbon and supplying oxygen,” he said.
National wastebasket for the benefit of the environment
In her speech, the prefect of Guayas praised the good practices of Papelera Nacional for the benefit of the environment. “I want to congratulate you for the 61 years you have contributed to research and for committing yourself to the social, environmental and human development responsibility that we have,” said the Prefect.
Mariano González, president of Papelera Nacional, affirmed that the investments that have been made in the company look at the conservation of natural resources and the environment in the community. He pointed out that one of the main purposes of the company is the prosperity of Marcelino Maridueña, the canton where he operates, so that it can develop in an environment of sustainability and work.
This initiative joins the many eco-friendly projects that Papelera Nacional has focused on in recent years, such as the implementation of an anaerobic system to improve the quality of wastewater, the installation of a gas scrubber to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in the atmosphere and an acoustic cabin to reduce environmental noise in the corrugator area.