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The Crofton pulp and paper mill—one of the biggest in Canada—occupies a sprawling site carved out of the coastal Douglas fir forests on the east side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The mill’s commanding view of the Salish Sea, which separates the island from the mainland, is filtered through a bustling industrial lens. Belching stacks reach fist-straight for the clouds while conveyor-belt tongues transfer woodchips into a mechanical mouth to be shredded, laced with chemicals, and doused with water as they’re converted into pulp and paper.

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Source: Hakai Magazine

 

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