February 2018

SAICA Pack wins four Gold awards at Starpack 2018 Awards in the UK

February 28, 2018 - 06:48
    ZARAGOZA, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Another successful awards night for SAICA as they scoop four wins at the Starpack Awards, including Packaging Team of the Year.

It was celebrations all round for SAICA Pack as they picked up four wins at the Starpack Awards, hosted by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

The packaging innovators were acknowledged as industry-leaders for a range of their products and services, including a longstanding partnership with Diageo, which named SAICA Packaging Team of the Year.

Palm successfully starts up new power plant at its Papeteries Palm mill in Descartes, France

February 28, 2018 - 04:08
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AALEN, Germany, Feb. 9, 2018 (Press Release) -Papeteries Palm, Palm’s French paper mill located in Descartes, has successfully started up its brand new power plant at the end of 2017.

Papeteries Palm, Palm’s French paper mill located in Descartes, has successfully started up its brand new power plant at the end of 2017. The new combined heat and power plant operates a 12 MW gas turbine which generates the electricity requirements for the mill and within the same process enough steam for the drying cylinders of both paper machines PM 8 and PM 9.

Maritime fishermen's groups pull out of meetings with Northern Pulp over Nova Scotia mill effluent plan

February 27, 2018 - 18:22
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HALIFAX, NS, Feb. 27, 2018 (CBC) -Groups representing fishermen's associations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. say they won't meet with representatives from Northern Pulp unless the paper mill provides an alternative to its plan to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

On Monday, representatives from the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board (GNSFPB), the Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association and the Maritime Fishermen's Union went public with the decision, which was announced at a meeting with Northern Pulp last Tuesday.

Hong Kong authorities seek to clear confusion on paper and plastics recycling

February 27, 2018 - 18:16
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HONG KONG, Feb. 27, 2018 (Local News) -Post-it notes, old credit card receipts, Mark Six tickets, promotional fliers and fancy packaging from retail items may be among trash found in a recycling bin, but none can be recycled, according to Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department.

The advice is part of a new campaign launched by the department to educate Hongkongers on the different types of waste paper and plastics.

Sappi North America joins The Recycling Partnership as new funding partner

February 27, 2018 - 12:29
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BOSTON, MA, Feb. 27, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has joined on as a new funding partner of The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate funding to improve recycling efforts in communities across the country. In doing so, the company will be working to help transform recycling nationwide, increase materials recovery, and reduce the creation of greenhouse gases that add to climate change.

PPC creates TICCIT program for Earth Day week to teach benefits of trees, paper and recycling

February 27, 2018 - 12:21
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SPRINGFIELD, MA, Feb. 27, 2018 (Press Release) -With spring right around the corner, now is the time to decide how you will celebrate Earth Day in your community. One unique option is the TICCIT program. Short for “Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees,” TICCIT allows companies and nonprofits to hold fun, hands-on events that teach elementary school children about the importance of trees and how to recycle paper and paperboard cartons.

European Parliament's environment MEPs back legislation on circular economy to raise municipal waste target at 55%

February 27, 2018 - 11:57
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    BRUSSELS, Feb. 27, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Municipal waste recycling target: 55% by 2025, 65% by 2035
  • Separate targets for packaging materials
  • 10% maximum landfilling by 2035

The share of municipal waste to be recycled will rise to 55% by 2025, from 44% today, under legislation on circular economy backed by Environment MEPs on Tuesday.

Waste and packaging waste

FEFCO welcomes final compromise text voted today by European Parliament’s environmental committee on waste package

February 27, 2018 - 10:32
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BRUSSELS, Feb. 27, 2018 (Press Release) -FEFCO welcomes the final compromise text voted today by the European Parliament’s Environmental Committee on the waste package, following the endorsement last week by the Permanent Representative Committee (Part 1) of the Council.

A key element of the package is the recognition that bio-based recyclable products provide an opportunity for the circular economy and that there are clear benefits deriving from packaging made from recyclable materials.

Thimm Group to provide information on latest solutions for cost and process optimisation at LogiMAT in Stuttgart, Germany from March 13-15

February 27, 2018 - 04:36

NORTHEIM, Germany, Feb. 27, 2018 (Press Release) -The packaging experts from Thimm Consulting will provide information about the latest solutions for cost and process optimisation at the international trade fair LogiMAT. The exhibition will open its gates in the Messe Stuttgart halls from 13 to 15 March. There will be a contest revolving around the theme of packaging consultancy at the stand of Thimm Consulting every day.

European Union approves new rules on waste management and recycling

February 27, 2018 - 04:24
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BRUSSELS, Feb. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, EU ambassadors endorsed the provisional agreement on the four legislative proposals of the waste package reached with the European Parliament on 18 December 2017. The waste package will lead to more recycling of waste and contribute to the creation of a circular economy. It will improve the way waste is managed as well as encourage the re-use of valuable material embedded in waste.

Graphic Packaging develops packaging solution for fish and seafood producer Young’s Seafood

February 27, 2018 - 03:45

ATLANTA, GA, Feb. 27, 2018 (Press Release) -A big fish heading for an even bigger pond, Young’s Seafood, the UK’s number one fish and seafood business, is diving into the US arena to provide consumers with the authentic taste of the British chip shop. The company is proud of its 200-year UK heritage and made this a major focus of the US product branding to create on-shelf differentiation. GPI was tasked with producing packaging solutions that champion this identity and reflect the excellence of the nation’s goods.

Kotkamills to launch AEGLE Barrier Light packaging material at Packaging Innovations 2018 in Birmingham, UK from Feb 28 - March 1

February 27, 2018 - 01:58

KOTKA, Finland, Feb. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -We warmly welcome you to meet us at Packaging Innovations, the future of branded and inspirational packaging on February 28 and March 1 at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

You will find us in Halls 9-10, NEC Birmingham B40 1NT, stand L43

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