April 2018

Nestlé announces vision to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025

April 10, 2018 - 08:34

VEVEY, Switzerland, April 10, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Nestlé today announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment.

Netherlands-based Eska to showcase luxury packaging solutions at Packaging Premiere in Milan, Italy from May 15-17

April 10, 2018 - 08:34

SAPPEMEER, The Netherlands, April 9, 2018 (Press Release) -On 15 to 17 May Eska is present at the Packaging Première in Milan. This year is the second edition of this selective exhibition dedicated to designers and manufacturers of luxury packaging as well as to major international brands who present their products in packaging that bear the tangible, unmistakable mark of luxury.

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Recard-supplied M.C. Tissue’s PM 5 attains speed record of 2150 m/min at Cartiere Carrara's Tassignano plant in Italy

April 10, 2018 - 05:23
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LUCCA, ITALY, April 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Speed record attained: 2150 m/min! Holder of this record is the machine owned by M.C. Tissue produced by Recard for Cartiere Carrara for the Tassignano (Lucca) plant. A figure very close to the world record.

Nonprofit organisation Stand.earth reveals next phase of its #BetterCup campaign after Starbucks' announcement of bringing recyclable and compostable paper cups

April 10, 2018 - 04:26
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SEATTLE, WA, March 29, 2018 (Press Release) -A week after Starbucks committed to bring a fully recyclable and compostable paper cup to market in three years, Stand.earth announces the next phase of its ongoing #BetterCup campaign.

In letters to the CEOs of several companies — including McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Hortons, Costa Coffee, Caribou Coffee and Peet’s Coffee — the environmental organization is calling on the coffee retailers to commit within 90 days to “meet or beat” Starbucks’ efforts to reduce the “to-go” coffee industry’s impact on our forests and climate.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to invest Euro 27 million at its facilities in Billingfors and Aspa, Sweden

April 10, 2018 - 04:17

HELSINKI, April 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Ahlstrom-Munksjö has decided on two investment projects, totaling EUR 27 million, both with attractive financial returns and improved environmental performance and employee safety. This supports Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s strategic ambition to maintain a leading position in selected niches of the global fiber-based solutions market that offer positive growth outlook and are supported by sustainable market drivers.

Proposed Virginia DEQ forest biomass regulation ‘must reflect carbon reality’ - opinion

April 09, 2018 - 18:22
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RICHMOND, VA, April 9, 2018 (Richmond Times-Dispatch) -Virginia is a leader in developing an innovative and diverse energy marketplace to ensure the state’s economy will remain competitive well into the future. However, a new regulation being developed by the Department of Environmental Quality could create an unprecedented threat to one of the pillars of Virginia’s energy future.

Proposed Virginia DEQ forest biomass regulation ‘must reflect carbon reality’ - opinion

April 09, 2018 - 18:22
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RICHMOND, VA, April 9, 2018 (Richmond Times-Dispatch) -Virginia is a leader in developing an innovative and diverse energy marketplace to ensure the state’s economy will remain competitive well into the future. However, a new regulation being developed by the Department of Environmental Quality could create an unprecedented threat to one of the pillars of Virginia’s energy future.

Kimberly-Clark, Weyerhaeuser, Jeld-Wen agree to pay $4 million to restore habitat at former mill site in Everett, WA

April 09, 2018 - 18:21

SEATTLE, April 9, 2018 (The Olympian) -A federal judge in Seattle has finalized a nearly $4 million settlement with three companies over habitat damage caused by mill and manufacturing operations in Everett that date to the early 1900s.

Weyerhaeuser Corp., Jeld-Wen Inc. and Kimberly Clark Corp. have operated pulp and paper mills, machine shops, casket builders and other endeavors in the Port Gardner Bay area near the mouth of the Snohomish River.

EPA announces Texas waste pits cleanup action with agreement with International Paper, McGinnes Industrial Maintenance

April 09, 2018 - 18:18
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BAYTOWN, TX, April 9, 2018 (Local News) -On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that an agreement has been reached with International Paper Company and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corporation to perform a remedial design for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site selected remedy. The selected cleanup action addresses the potential dangers posed by dioxin contamination at the site in east Harris County.

UK-based conservation charity The National Trust to phase out selling single use plastics at its places by 2022

April 09, 2018 - 11:24
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SWINDON, UK, April 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The National Trust today announces it will phase out selling single use plastics at its places by 2022.

The conservation charity has already eliminated plastic from its disposable cups and cutlery, instead choosing plant based biodegradable products, and will withdraw from sale throwaway plastic bottles across its 343 cafes and tea rooms.

The Trust, which cares for over 500 historic places, 775 miles of coastline and 250,000 hectares of countryside, is committed to:

FSC issues statement on Greenpeace International's membership withdrawal

April 09, 2018 - 11:19

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 27, 2018 (Press Release) -Following its restructuring three years ago to decentralize the organization, Greenpeace International has decided to decentralize its membership in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as well. As a result, Greenpeace International will allow its FSC membership to expire in 2018, with its national offices determining if and how to best engage with FSC and forest management more broadly.

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