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Billerud Works with ActionAid to Reduce Food Waste, Feed Needy

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Billerud, Sweden, is working with ActionAid, Johannesburg, South Africa, to reduce food waste by producing strong packaging materials.

Also, employees at Billerud may donate 60 Swedish krona, the cost of a lunch, through an internal program. Billerud adds 100 Swedish krona to each employee's donation. The two donations combined can provide five at-risk families with seeds and tools to begin small-scale farming, or give five orphans porridge for school lunches for a whole year.

Two Billerud employees will also go along with ActionAid to Nepal to build houses. The company will finance construction of six houses.