Australia’s white paper industry is dead, leaving rural communities to pick through the pulp

Maryvale mill workers with the last roll of white copy paper produced at the plant in December. Photograph: Australian Manufacturers Workers' Union

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The last remaining manufacturer Opal will cease production of Reflex at the Maryvale mill, with up to 200 jobs in doubt

For Pete Henry, who has worked at the Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley for 42 years, there was no specific time when the decline in white paper began. “It’s been happening for years,” he says. He believes the M5 machine “wasn’t making enough money for the company”.


Source: The Guardian


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