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. EUROFER, CEPI and Eurometaux now appeal for all EU institutions to prove their Circular Economy ambition, by working constructively towards a single measure of real recycling.Read more
LONDON, May 17, 2017 (Press Release) -Neil Whittall, Chairman of the Paper Cup Recycling and Recovery Group (PCRRG) said:
“The PCRRG is strongly committed to tackling and reducing coffee cup waste. We have been working with our members to develop recovery and recycling activities and how best to promote behavioural change amongst consumers.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC and OTTAWA , May 18, 2017 (CNW) -The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard is now recognized by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as a tool that meets PEFC requirements for the avoidance of controversial sources in the PEFC Chain of Custody standard.Read more
GLAND, Switzerland, May 11, 2017 (Press Release) -Retail companies with strong responsible forest products sourcing policies are seeing numerous tangible business benefits, demonstrating that sustainability makes business sense, according to a new WWF report.
Drawing from the experience of the forest product supply chains, the report supports a growing body of research attesting to the business benefits of taking action on sustainability in supply chains.Read more
BRUSSELS, May 11, 2017 (Press Release) -The European paper recycling value chain has already made significant strides on the paper recycling rate in the EU, having reached a near theoretical maximum of 71.5% in 2015. The industry is now seeking to make another move forward with an enhanced rate of 74% by 2020 building on the progress achieved since 2000 by preceding European Declarations on Paper Recycling.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, May 10, 2017 (Press Release) -Today members of the North American Forest Partnership, a diverse group of individuals, companies, state agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, non-profits and professional organizations committed to the management of sustainable, healthy forests, launched a first-of-its-kind communications effort -Walk in the Woods. The effort tells the stories of the men and women who work in the forest sector in the U.S.Read more
VANCOUVER, BC, May 9, 2017 (Press Release) -As a growing number of manufacturers seek to meet the growing market for environmental papers and packaging, Canopy launched its updatedEcopaper Databasetoday. The much-anticipated 2017 iteration of this online resource features more than 450 printing and writing grade papers, office stationery products and packaging with high recycled, agricultural residue/alternative or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) fiber content.Read more
SPRINGFIELD, MA, April 25, 2017 (Press Release) -The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has opened submissions for its 74th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Recognizing masterful folding carton and rigid box manufacturing, the competition will be adjudicated by a panel of packaging experts in July at PPC headquarters in Springfield, Mass. The winning packages will be revealed at PPC’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.Read more
CHICAGO, April 19, 2017 (Press Release) -Two Sides North America will celebrate Earth Day (April 22, 2017) with the release of an engaging new infographic on why Going Paperless May Not Be Greener.
The new infographic is designed to expose corporate greenwashing due to misleading environmental claims like “go green – go paperless” and bust key myths about the switch from paper to digital. The infographic spotlights key facts, including:Read more