The state government of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, has established an enterprise to re-create waste in a circular economy. Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) manufactures paper from farm waste (bagasse), waste paper and wood pulp obtained from eucalyptus and casuarina trees grown on TNPL-managed forest plantations. TNPL produces 400,000 tonnes of printing and writing paper per year.

Check out the video and see how FSC’s group certification empowers small land holders to work together to create a greener future, while preserving their traditional rituals and cultures.

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In the field: Safeguarding the Environment in Tamil Nadu, India