April 2018

Georgia-Pacific’s Green Bay, WI, mill wins EPA Energy Star Award

April 18, 2018 - 17:58
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GREEN BAY, WI, April 18, 2018 (Local News) -Georgia-Pacific's Broadway paper mill in Green Bay is being recognized for using less energy.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency awarded the manufacturing site its ENERGY STAR AWARD for lowering its energy use by ten percent in five years.

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Georgia-Pacific’s Green Bay, WI, mill wins EPA Energy Star Award

April 18, 2018 - 17:58
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GREEN BAY, WI, April 18, 2018 (Local News) -Georgia-Pacific's Broadway paper mill in Green Bay is being recognized for using less energy.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency awarded the manufacturing site its ENERGY STAR AWARD for lowering its energy use by ten percent in five years.

Fox11 - Georgia-Pacific wins Energy Star Award

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UK-based coffee retailer Costa Coffee to recycle up to 500 million cups a year by 2020

April 18, 2018 - 08:42
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    LONDON, April 18, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • UK’s favourite coffee shop will guarantee the recycling of cups by paying waste collectors to collect coffee cups and send them to recycling plants
  • At least 100 million cups set to be recycled this year alone following announcement

Costa Coffee has today announced it will become the first ever coffee chain in the UK to commit to recycling the same volume of cups it puts onto the market in a bid to tackle the challenge of coffee cup recycling and to stop them ending up in landfill.

EUROPEN welcomes strengthened legal framework for Extended Producer Responsibility in adopted Circular Economy Package

April 18, 2018 - 06:40
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BRUSSELS, April 18, 2018 (Press Release) -EUROPEN welcomes today’s adoption by the European Parliament of the revised EU waste legislations, as part of the Circular Economy Package. EUROPEN commends EU negotiators for securing a strengthened legal framework for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), as well as safeguards that will ensure the continued free trade of packaged goods in the EU’s Internal Market.

European Parliament welcomes recycling targets under legislation on waste and circular economy

April 18, 2018 - 06:21
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    BRUSSELS, April 18, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Municipal waste recycling target: 44 % today, 55% by 2025, 65% by 2035
  • No more than 10% landfilling by 2035
  • Separate collection of textiles and hazardous waste

Parliament backs ambitious recycling targets, under legislation on waste and the circular economy, adopted on Wednesday.

UBM successfully concludes Tissue World Miami 2018 conference and exhibition

April 18, 2018 - 06:08
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MIAMI, April 18, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Tissue World Miami 2018 -- North America's largest gathering of the global tissue industry -- concluded on a successful note at the Miami Beach Convention Center on March 23, 2018. This was the ninth edition of the four-day conference (March 20-23) and trade show (March 21-23) to be held in North America and the eighth time the event has been held in South Florida.

Smurfit Kappa to increase kraftliner production capacity to 220,000 tonnes/yr on its Facture paper mill's PM 5 in France

April 18, 2018 - 05:43
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DUBLIN, Ireland, April 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa continues to invest in its Facture Paper Mill to meet the growing demand for kraftliner grades in Europe.

An upgrade of the mill, which is in South West France, was successfully completed in March following a three-week shutdown and included the implementation of a new pulp washing line, and a complete overhaul of the black liquor recovery boiler.

Smurfit Kappa to increase kraftliner production capacity to 220,000 tonnes/yr at its Facture paper mill in France

April 18, 2018 - 05:43

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa continues to invest in its Facture Paper Mill to meet the growing demand for kraftliner grades in Europe.

An upgrade of the mill, which is in South West France, was successfully completed in March following a three-week shutdown and included the implementation of a new pulp washing line, and a complete overhaul of the black liquor recovery boiler.

UK's football club Tottenham announces to reduce use of single use plastic from its new Stadium in London

April 18, 2018 - 04:34
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    LONDON, April 17, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Club committed to phasing out single-use plastics across all Club operations.
  • From opening day, our new stadium will eliminate use of plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and all plastic disposable packaging that accompanies these items.
  • All new supplier contracts will include requirement to reduce single-use plastics.
  • One Hotspur membership packs to include see-through Bag for Life that will be encouraged to be used on matchdays.

Smart Planet Technologies launches reCUP Recycling Initiative with its recycling partners Allan Company

April 18, 2018 - 02:45
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA, April 9, 2018 (Press Release) -Smart Planet Technologies has launched the first reCUP Recycling Initiative with support from Southern California based recycling partners, Allan Company, a materials recovery facility (MRF) and Replenysh, a closed-loop collection platform provider.

Smart Planet Technologies launches reCUP Recycling Initiative with its recycling partners Allan Company

April 18, 2018 - 02:45

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, April 9, 2018 (Press Release) -Smart Planet Technologies has launched the first reCUP Recycling Initiative with support from Southern California based recycling partners, Allan Company, a materials recovery facility (MRF) and Replenysh, a closed-loop collection platform provider.

Anheuser-Busch announces US 2025 sustainability goals; 100% of packaging to be majority recycled content or returnable

April 17, 2018 - 17:55
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ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, Anheuser-Busch launched its U.S. 2025 Sustainability Goals, focused on four key areas: renewable electricity and carbon reduction, water stewardship, smart agriculture, and circular packaging. The ambitious goals, which build on the 2025 Global Sustainability Goals recently announced by the brewer’s parent company AB InBev, will guide and further Anheuser-Busch’s industry-leading sustainability efforts in the U.S. through 2025:

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