January 2018

Port of Antwerp goes further towards efficient, sustainable modal shift

January 22, 2018 - 06:40
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Seven projects have been selected for financial support will together reduce the number of truck trips by up to 250,000 annually. The Flemish government in turn is building on the Call for Proposals by the Port Authority, and in the next few months it will release a further 1.4 million euros for projects to make transport in and around Antwerp more sustainable.

The seven projects selected are as follows:

UPM Raflatac opens new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago, Chile

January 22, 2018 - 06:39
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occasion on the evening of January 10.

This new terminal allows UPM Raflatac to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilitiesby offering an expanded range of innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products - particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments - to customers in the Chilean and surrounding markets including Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru. The facility features two meter-wide slitting capabilities and UPM Raflatac also has trimless offerings on selected materials.

BillerudKorsnäs is impacted by shortage of pulpwood due to wet and mild winter

January 22, 2018 - 06:37
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The root cause of the shortage of pulp wood is the unusually wet and mild start of the winter. Normal winters the ground freezes which allows for efficient forestry. At present, forestry machines cannot be used in the forests in certain areas. In addition, the possibility of driving on the forest road network is limited in some areas, which also reduces the flow of wood. The situation is the same in the Nordic countries, western Russia and the three Baltic states.

Port of Kiel, Germany: New forest products shed opens in the Ostuferhafen

January 22, 2018 - 06:36
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Ferry from Russia arrives at Port of Kiel Source Port of Kiel

The new Shed 12 was built inside just six months and represents an investment of € 1.5 million. Managing Director of the Port of Kiel, Dr Dirk Claus said: “We are investing in our trade relations with Russia and want to further cement our co-operative partnership with Jacob Jürgensen Wood GmbH.” The Hamburg-based trading company has signed a long-term rental contract for Shed 12 with the port.

Port of Philadelphia prepares for further growth; Fibria, CMPC others to raise pulp imports

January 22, 2018 - 06:34
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The goal is to position Philadelphia to attract shippers that currently go to rival ports in New York and Baltimore.

Instead of retrofitting an existing terminal at Tioga, port officials shifted gears and decided to add 100,000 square feet of “food grade” warehouse space for wood-pulp shipments.  Fibria Celulose sends 400,000 tons of pulp from Brazil to Tioga annually. A second pulp customer, CMPC Celulosa, also ships to Tioga, and now other wood-pulp producers want to come, too.

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UK's Casepak receives contract to process 20,000 tonnes/yr of Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Council's mixed dry recyclables

January 22, 2018 - 06:31
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LEICESTER, UK, Jan. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Family-run recycling and waste management firm Casepak has been awarded a contract by Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council to process up to 20,000 tonnes per annum of dry, mixed recyclables from each authority.

Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) shared the management of their respective waste and recycling services in 2014, and the new contact with Casepak is due to commence in February 2018.

Evian to make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025

January 22, 2018 - 04:51
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WHITE PLAINS, NY , Jan. 18, 2018 (Business Wire) -Our circular brand ambition represents our commitment to continue to transform our packaging using more recycled materials, and to inspire the creation of a closed recycling system that will evolve plastic from potential waste to a resource.

UK-based supermarket chain Waitrose pledges to stop use of black plastic in its own label food beyond 2019

January 22, 2018 - 04:34
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BRACKNELL, UK, Jan. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -And black plastic will not be used for Waitrose meat, fish, fruit and veg by end of this year.

Waitrose has pledged to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019 - this is the earliest date a supermarket has committed to removing black plastic from its shelves.

Reducing the use of plastics is a top priority for Waitrose, which has already removed 65 per cent of black plastic from its fruit and vegetable packaging. The retailer will stop using black plastic for meat, fish, fruit and vegetables by the end of 2018.

Zero Waste Europe welcomes European Parliament's decision to align Renewable Energy Directive with circular economy

January 22, 2018 - 04:32
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BRUSSELS, Jan. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Today the European Parliament voted to align the Renewable Energy Directive with the circular economy, by strengthening the criteria for the use of waste and residues for energy production.

Both Member States and the operators will have to ensure that the production of energy from waste and residues respects the principle of the waste hierarchy, thus avoiding distortive effects on the markets for waste, residues and byproducts. Member States are also required to regularly review their policies and report on any deviations.

UPM Biofuels and Norwegian environmental organisation ZERO announce cooperation to promote green shift in transportation and petrochemical industry

January 22, 2018 - 04:22
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HELSINKI, Jan. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -UPM Biofuels and the Zero Emission Resource Organisation have started cooperation in promoting green shift in the transport and petrochemicals sectors. The work focuses on creating a predictable long term operating environment for sustainable, advanced biofuels  to enable climate change mitigation in transport with renewable fuels.

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