January 2018

Antalis Packaging highlights importance of replacing plastic with more recyclable materials

January 24, 2018 - 03:33

COALVILLE, UK, Jan. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -With pressure mounting on retailers to go ‘plastic-free’, Antalis Packaging has revealed that when it comes to meeting the Government’s recently announced waste targets, minimising the overall amount of packaging businesses use is just as important as replacing plastic with more recyclable materials.                              

Stora Enso uses biogas for production of packaging board at its Imatra mill in Finland

January 24, 2018 - 01:31

HELSINKI, Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Inedible organic waste from 200 K-food stores and the Kesko logistics central warehouse in Finland is currently recycled to produce biogas. Now biogas will be used to power the making of Pirkka ice cream at the Turenki ice cream plant. Also the packaging board, produced by Stora Enso in Imatra for packaging the Pirkka ice cream, is produced by biogas.

Aquarion Group's Hager + Elsaesser to modernize biological wastewater treatment plant for Knauf Petroboard in Russia

January 23, 2018 - 10:55

STUTTGART, Germany , Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Hager + Elsaesser (H+E), an Aquarion Group company and a leading international supplier of industrial process and wastewater treatment, together with its Russian affiliate OOO H+E Rus, has received an order to modernize a biological wastewater treatment plant for Knauf Petroboard AG in Russia.

Knauf Petroboard is a leader in Russia and the CIS countries in the manufacture of packaging and wall lining board used to make gypsum plasterboard.

US-based online recovered paper marketplace merQbiz announces collaboration with third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson

January 23, 2018 - 10:31
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MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, Jan. 23, 2018 (Business Wire) -merQbiz, an online marketplace for the buying and selling of recovered paper (RCP), announces collaboration with C.H. Robinson, a leading global third-party logistics provider (3PL), to bring unmatched freight capacity, competitive real-time pricing and a powerful supply chain network to the platform. The collaboration leverages the deep market knowledge and digital expertise of both companies to enhance the RCP transaction experience.

Metsä Board to introduce its SkinCare 2.0 cosmetic gift box at PCD 2018 in Paris from Jan 31 - Feb 1

January 23, 2018 - 07:50

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -At PCD 2018 Paris, Metsä Board will present its product portfolio of premium fresh fibre paperboards and latest developments in its packaging design innovations under the ‘PackageLab’ concept.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awards Finland's VTT for cellulose made packaging solution in Davos, Switzerland

January 23, 2018 - 04:13

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awarded VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland for a packaging solution made of cellulose in Davos on 23 January 2018. VTT is one of the five prize winners, between whom the foundation splits a one-million-dollar prize in equal shares. The new material can extend the shelf life of food, while also reducing food waste and the worldwide microplastics problem.

Scotland backs EU’s vision to phase out single use plastics by 2030, urges UK government to do the same

January 23, 2018 - 04:03
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EDINBURG, Scotland, Jan. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Environment Secretary challenges UK Government over deposit return.

Scotland will push ahead with a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and is calling on the UK Government to match its ambition, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has said.

Ms Cunningham has already pledged that Scotland will back the EU’s vision to phase out single use plastics by 2030 and urged the UK Government to do the same – “Brexit or no Brexit.”

Consumer goods company Unilever calls for accelerated industry action on packaging waste

January 23, 2018 - 03:47
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LONDON, Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Unilever today called for the consumer goods industry to step-up its efforts to tackle the mounting challenge of ocean plastic waste and create a circular economy for plastics.

One year after Unilever made its industry-leading commitment to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging was fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, CEO Paul Polman welcomed news that 10 companies have made similar pledges.

Amcor pledges to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025

January 23, 2018 - 02:15
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MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Amcor today became the first global packaging company pledging to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, directly addressing a major environmental issue with capability, scale and reach.

At the same time, the company committed to significantly increasing its use of recycled materials and driving consistently more recycling of packaging around the world.