Old IT hardware turned into charitable funds

In our Gothenburg HQ, we recently recognized a lot of old laptops, tablets, phones, screens and other computer hardware that were not in use. We asked ourselves: How can we, in the best way possible, re-use this stuff in order to give them a second life?

The answer became the non-profit organization IT4Kids. They helped us to gather the old IT hardware, safely erase all data and resell the products to professional companies. We finally got 3300 USD back and chose to donate the full amount to our partner PaperSeed Foundation. As some of you may know, PaperSeed Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities for children and young people in underserved and resource-lacking communities around the world.

Re-use at its best!

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Erik Ståhl, IT Operations Manager at CellMark Gothenburg office, is proudly showing some old laptops and computers.

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Done and done! IT hardware ready to be shipped and re-used!

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Old IT hardware turned into charitable funds

In our Gothenburg HQ, we recently recognized a lot of old laptops, tablets, phones, screens and other computer hardware that were not in use. We asked ourselves: How can we, in the best way possible, re-use this stuff in order to give them a second life?

The answer became the non-profit organization IT4Kids. They helped us to gather the old IT hardware, safely erase all data and resell the products to professional companies. We finally got 3300 USD back and chose to donate the full amount to our partner PaperSeed Foundation. As some of you may know, PaperSeed Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities for children and young people in underserved and resource-lacking communities around the world.

Re-use at its best!

a bearded man is holding three laptops
Erik Ståhl, IT Operations Manager at CellMark Gothenburg office, is proudly showing some old laptops and computers.

packed goods in an office
Done and done! IT hardware ready to be shipped and re-used!

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CellMark Novato office collects backpacks for kids in need

It’s back to school season in the United States.

A typical tradition for U.S. children is shopping for a new backpack and getting all of the supplies they need for school. Pencils, notebooks, glue, scissors, and crayons are typical must-haves for a successful school year.

Unfortunately, most U.S. schools cannot afford to provide these kinds of supplies to students, and the high cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area can make this fun tradition a burden for many families.

To help ease this burden, the Novato PaperSeed Local Team in the CellMark Novato office, conducts an annual school supply collection in partnership with the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s Center (FSACC), a local child care center for low income families.

Each year, our friends at FSACC sends us a list that includes the first name, gender, and grade level of each child who needs a backpack. The PaperSeed Novato team puts that information on apple cards which are posted in the office kitchen, and co-workers are encouraged to take one or two cards and shop for those specific children.

This year, we also invited the rest of our Novato office building to participate by providing supplies or even cash donations so the team can buy extra supplies.

How many backpacks we collected? 82! As many as apple cards! Fantastic!

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From left to right: Anamaria Pistoia, Fatima Zelaya Parker, Cinthia Valero, and Roxana Valero in CellMark Novato office show off this year’s wall of apples.

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Pencils, notebooks, glue, scissors, and crayons are typical must-haves for a successful school year.

a collection of school backpacks
82 backpacks filled with necessary supplies needed for school. Fantastic!

a gropu of happy children with backpacks
Happy children with their new backpacks. Let school begin!

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CellMark Novato office collects backpacks for kids in need

It’s back to school season in the United States.

A typical tradition for U.S. children is shopping for a new backpack and getting all of the supplies they need for school. Pencils, notebooks, glue, scissors, and crayons are typical must-haves for a successful school year.

Unfortunately, most U.S. schools cannot afford to provide these kinds of supplies to students, and the high cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area can make this fun tradition a burden for many families.

To help ease this burden, the Novato PaperSeed Local Team in the CellMark Novato office, conducts an annual school supply collection in partnership with the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s Center (FSACC), a local child care center for low income families.

Each year, our friends at FSACC sends us a list that includes the first name, gender, and grade level of each child who needs a backpack. The PaperSeed Novato team puts that information on apple cards which are posted in the office kitchen, and co-workers are encouraged to take one or two cards and shop for those specific children.

This year, we also invited the rest of our Novato office building to participate by providing supplies or even cash donations so the team can buy extra supplies.

How many backpacks we collected? 82! As many as apple cards! Fantastic!

four female colleagues in office
From left to right: Anamaria Pistoia, Fatima Zelaya Parker, Cinthia Valero, and Roxana Valero in CellMark Novato office show off this year’s wall of apples.

school gears laying on a mat
Pencils, notebooks, glue, scissors, and crayons are typical must-haves for a successful school year.

a collection of school backpacks
82 backpacks filled with necessary supplies needed for school. Fantastic!

a gropu of happy children with backpacks
Happy children with their new backpacks. Let school begin!

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Generous donations to PaperSeed during Pulp Week 2019 event

During International Pulp Week 2019 in Vancouver, Canada, the CellMark Pulp Division hosted a great event to showcase the importance of pulp in the work at CellMark.

After words of welcome from Pulp Division President, Doug Smith, and a brief introduction to our partner PaperSeed Foundation by Executive Director, Aliyya Mattos, Pulp Division Vice President, Niel Gosbee, started off the evening by securing a generous donation to PaperSeed from industry analyst Brian McClay.

The buzz of excitement in the room after this donation was contagious and Doug Smith led a challenge to customers and suppliers in attendance to support PaperSeed’s important work of improving education.

Over the course of the evening, we raised $10,000 from customers, friends, and suppliers who generously opened their ears to PaperSeed’s message and wallets to their cause.

Supporting PaperSeed Foundation in their education projects for children in undeserved communities, is such an important part of the CellMark vision. We are happy to work with partners who share our vision and join us in this meaningful support.

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Pulp Division President, Doug Smith.

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Generous donations to PaperSeed during Pulp Week 2019 event

During International Pulp Week 2019 in Vancouver, Canada, the CellMark Pulp Division hosted a great event to showcase the importance of pulp in the work at CellMark.

After words of welcome from Pulp Division President, Doug Smith, and a brief introduction to our partner PaperSeed Foundation by Executive Director, Aliyya Mattos, Pulp Division Vice President, Niel Gosbee, started off the evening by securing a generous donation to PaperSeed from industry analyst Brian McClay.

The buzz of excitement in the room after this donation was contagious and Doug Smith led a challenge to customers and suppliers in attendance to support PaperSeed’s important work of improving education.

Over the course of the evening, we raised $10,000 from customers, friends, and suppliers who generously opened their ears to PaperSeed’s message and wallets to their cause.

Supporting PaperSeed Foundation in their education projects for children in undeserved communities, is such an important part of the CellMark vision. We are happy to work with partners who share our vision and join us in this meaningful support.

man speaking to an audience
Pulp Division President, Doug Smith.

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SaraRasa Bioindo and CellMark extend pellet off-take agreement

Recently, CellMark Energy extended the off-take agreement with the pellet producer SaraRasa Bioindo Pte. Ltd. SaraRasa Bioindo has agreed with CellMark Energy to supply its entire production of pellets for a four-and-a-half-year period starting August 2019 and ending in January 2024. This new off-take agreement replaces the previous 12-month agreement announced April 30, 2019.

SaraRasa’s pellets are perceived by customers to be of high quality, which is further evidences by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and SVLK certificates that the company holds to prove that its pellets are responsibly produced and environmentally sustainable.

Since CellMark recognizes that a healthy environment is fundamental to all our business, we are grateful to be chosen by a company that shares our values.

CellMark Energy, a part of the CellMark Pulp Division, is one of the world’s largest marketers of wood biomass for the production of heat and electricity in North America, Europa and Asia. In addition to wood biomass, CellMark Energy’s expertise also extends into raw material (wood chips and non-wood fibers) sourcing for pulp and paper applications around the world.

We are very pleased to have confidence in continuing our partnership with SaraRasa Bioindo. Let’s work for another couple of years of successful business!

About SaraRasa Bioindo Pte. Ltd.
SaraRasa Bioindo Pte. Ltd. is one of the leading biomass suppliers in Southeast Asia using residual materials from wood working industries. They own and operate a wood pellet production line in Surabaya, Indonesia.

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SaraRasa Bioindo and CellMark extend pellet off-take agreement

Recently, CellMark Energy extended the off-take agreement with the pellet producer SaraRasa Bioindo Pte. Ltd. SaraRasa Bioindo has agreed with CellMark Energy to supply its entire production of pellets for a four-and-a-half-year period starting August 2019 and ending in January 2024. This new off-take agreement replaces the previous 12-month agreement announced April 30, 2019.

SaraRasa’s pellets are perceived by customers to be of high quality, which is further evidences by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and SVLK certificates that the company holds to prove that its pellets are responsibly produced and environmentally sustainable.

Since CellMark recognizes that a healthy environment is fundamental to all our business, we are grateful to be chosen by a company that shares our values.

CellMark Energy, a part of the CellMark Pulp Division, is one of the world’s largest marketers of wood biomass for the production of heat and electricity in North America, Europa and Asia. In addition to wood biomass, CellMark Energy’s expertise also extends into raw material (wood chips and non-wood fibers) sourcing for pulp and paper applications around the world.

We are very pleased to have confidence in continuing our partnership with SaraRasa Bioindo. Let’s work for another couple of years of successful business!

About SaraRasa Bioindo Pte. Ltd.
SaraRasa Bioindo Pte. Ltd. is one of the leading biomass suppliers in Southeast Asia using residual materials from wood working industries. They own and operate a wood pellet production line in Surabaya, Indonesia.

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The History of Paper

How often do you write your notes on a piece of bamboo or silk? Probably quite seldom. But the fact is, before the invention of paper, the Chinese people used both bamboo and silk for that purpose. But since the bamboo was heavy and silk was expensive, the world was more than ready for a new alternative when paper officially was invented in 105 A.D.

Read more about the long and complex history of paper in this blogpost by Interesting Engineering.

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The History of Paper

How often do you write your notes on a piece of bamboo or silk? Probably quite seldom. But the fact is, before the invention of paper, the Chinese people used both bamboo and silk for that purpose. But since the bamboo was heavy and silk was expensive, the world was more than ready for a new alternative when paper officially was invented in 105 A.D.

Read more about the long and complex history of paper in this blogpost by Interesting Engineering.

notebook with text "bambo? silk?" and cellmark logo

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