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FSC announces public consultation on conditions framework for roadmap process on Austria's Schweighofer Group disassociation case

BONN, Germany, May 23, 2017 (Press Release) -The Forest Stewardship Council has launched today the public consultation for the draft of FSC Conditions Framework document that is to lay the groundwork for the roadmap process on the Schweighofer Gro

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UK-based waste management company Business Waste proposes 5p tax charge per plastic straw to reduce waste

YORK, UK, May 22, 2017 (Press Release) -Britain’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants get through tens of millions of plastic drinking straws every year, with the huge majority of them going to landfill.

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BIR to hold first Global Recycling Day on March 18, 2018

HONG KONG, May 23, 2017 (Press Release) -Ranjit Baxi, President of the Bureau of International Recycling world body, announces today that the first Global Recycling Day will take place on March 18th 2018.

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Georgia's ports set new industry standard, total tonnage climbs by 13%

SAVANNAH, GA, May 22, 2017 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority handled 333,006 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in April, an increase of 11.7 percent, or 34,966 TEUs, compared to the same month a year ago.

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Georgia-Pacific Brewton, AL, mill completes $388 million energy improvement project, invests another $50 million for product improvements

BREWTON, AL, May 22, 2017 (PRNewswire) -Local and state officials joined Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill employees and their families on Saturday to celebrate the completion of a $388 million energy improvement project after two years of construction

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Mitsubishi HiTec Paper presents Environmental award in science category to Alexander Bassen at 2017 B.A.U.M. in Frankfurt, Germany

BIELEFELD, Germany, May 22, 2017 (Press Release) -Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, the Bielefeld producer of coated speciality papers, has presented the Environmental award, science category, to Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen at the annual meeting of B.A.U.M.

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CEPI, Eurofer and Eurometaux unite to emphasize importance of measuring real recycling rates for implementing circular economy

BRUSSELS, May 19, 2017 (Press Release) -Member States today agreed their negotiating mandate on Circular Economy waste proposals, paving the way for trialogues with the European Commission and Parliament.

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VTT's autonomous cars take to public roads and start communicating with each other

The cars currently require the lane markings or sides of the road to be visible. This is, however, only the first step; by 2020, the cars will be driving in more demanding conditions on roads covered in gravel and snow.

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