US-based graphic paper sustainability group Two Sides, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to partner in promoting the sustainability of paper and print by using sound science to dispel myths

SYRACUSE, New York , January 29, 2013 (press release) – The Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is the country's oldest continuously operating degree-granting program in paper engineering.

“Over the centuries, no man-made material has made a greater contribution to civilization than paper. Papermaking is a 2000 year-old industry that launched a revolution in communication, packaging, and personal care products. Produced from an infinitely renewable source and easily recycled, paper has contributed to the rapid advancement of virtually every other industry and continues to profoundly enrich our lives. It’s important that we communicate this message using sound science and that we correct the pervasive myths about the sustainability of print and paper. SUNY-ESF’s Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering joined Two Side to help do just that."

Gary Scott, Professor
SUNY-ESF, Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

The Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is the country's oldest continuously operating degree-granting program in paper engineering. Since its inception in 1920 the department has been at the forefront of defining the frontiers of the field. The academic programs in the department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering (PBE) emphasize fundamental engineering science and engineering skills pertaining to chemical engineering with specialization in the pulp, paper and allied industries, and the bioprocess and chemical industries. Programs include courses in traditional areas of applied chemistry, industrial bioprocessing/biotechnology, chemical engineering, and pulp and paper technology.

The department’s educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are committed to preparing students for leadership roles in the paper and bioproducts industries.

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