April 2018

Sappi North America releases its 2017 Sustainability Report

April 17, 2018 - 10:54
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BOSTON, April 17, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has released its 2017 Sustainability Report showcasing its industry leading sustainability performance. The report includes up-to-date information on the company's progress against five year goals measuring environmental, economic and social responsibility commitments as well as providing insights into its continued technical innovation.

UK-based Swanline Paper and Board launches new Cygnus Excellent Display Board for indoor retail signage and point-of-sale displays

April 17, 2018 - 09:41

STAFFORDSHIRE, UK, April 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Swanline Paper & Board (SPB) has launched a new 100% fibre-based Display board with strong eco-credentials for indoor retail signage and point-of-sale displays to rival plastic alternatives.

Cygnus Excellent Display Board has been designed to be durable and robust, yet is fully recyclable and FSC certified.

UK-based 2 Sister Food Group commits to reduce in plastic packaging by 2020

April 17, 2018 - 05:17
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BIRMINGHAM, UK, April 10, 2018 (Press Release) -2 Sister Food Group is today announcing a wide-ranging initiative to lead the food processing sector in using less and recycling more plastic at its businesses.

The Group is committing to massive reductions in plastic packaging by 2020 and pledging to phase out its use of un-recyclable bottles and cups at all of its 36 sites in the UK by the end of 2018.

Highlights from its 2018 recycling strategy include:

UK announces to provide £8 million aid to help commonwealth countries for innovation technology to tackle global climate change and prepare for natural disasters

April 17, 2018 - 05:00
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    LONDON, April 17, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • business ministers announce more than £8 million for innovation technology to tackle global climate change and prepare for natural disasters
  • funding to help Commonwealth countries lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • new investment for British satellite technology to help Kenya prepare for and respond to natural disasters

BillerudKorsnäs announces "Unboxing" as theme of its packaging design competition PIDA

April 17, 2018 - 03:34

SOLNA, Sweden, April 17, 2018 (Press Release) -For the fourteenth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs organizes the international packaging design competition Packaging Impact Design Award (PIDA). Together with approximately 200 students from leading design universities in Sweden, Germany, France and England, the packaging phenomenon unboxing will be challenged.

Rail line that serves Australian Paper mill to attract investment by other industries, companies

April 16, 2018 - 19:09
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MORWELL, Australia, April 16, 2018 (Local News) -A Morwell precinct expected to attract significant industrial investment will have basic infrastructure installed and will be connected to the Port of Melbourne by rail.

On Thursday, State Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford was in Morwell to announce the infrastructure installation for the Gippsland Logistics Precinct and the completion of upgrades to Australian Paper's Maryvale mill spur line.

$50.5 million inland South Carolina port opens; bringing jobs to rural area; IP among companies to use it

April 16, 2018 - 19:07
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CHARLESTON, SC, April 16, 2018 (Local News) -In a part of South Carolina that once relied on video poker as a major economic draw, fortunes are starting to change.

The State Ports Authority on Monday will officially open its inland port in Dillon, linking the state's Pee Dee region with the Port of Charleston via a CSX Corp. rail line that will operate six days a week.

Paper is greener than computer technology says columnist

April 16, 2018 - 19:02
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SAVAGE, MN, April 16, 2018 (Local News) -If you have that line on your email signature or a sign hanging in your workplace saying, “Please consider the environment before printing,” you are misinformed.

It’s kind of like if the public gets enough of something, they begin to believe it is true. When was the last time you slipped on a banana peel?

The myth: Computers are green, and paper is not.

Domtar fined C$50,000 plus Victim Fine Surcharge of C$12,500 for spill in 2016 from its mill in Espanola, ON

April 16, 2018 - 13:12
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OTTAWA, April 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Convicted -Domtar Inc.

Location -Espanola

Description of Offence -  The conviction relates to failing to notify the ministry of a spill that caused or was likely to cause an adverse effect.

Date of Offence -on or about August 29, 2016

Date of Conviction -April 12, 2018

Procter & Gamble announces new environmental sustainability goals titled “Ambition 2030”

April 16, 2018 - 09:15
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CINCINNATI, OH, April 16, 2018 (Business Wire) -The Procter & Gamble Company today announced it has achieved many of its 2020 environmental sustainability goals, has plans in place to meet the rest and has established new, broad-reaching goals for 2030. The new goals, titled “Ambition 2030,” aim to enable and inspire positive impact on the environment and society while creating value for the Company and consumers.

Procter & Gamble announces new environmental sustainability goals titled “Ambition 2030”

April 16, 2018 - 09:15
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CINCINNATI, OH, April 16, 2018 (Business Wire) -The Procter & Gamble Company today announced it has achieved many of its 2020 environmental sustainability goals, has plans in place to meet the rest and has established new, broad-reaching goals for 2030. The new goals, titled “Ambition 2030,” aim to enable and inspire positive impact on the environment and society while creating value for the Company and consumers.

ELB Engineering Services consortium appointed as EPC contractor for Ngodwana Energy's 25 MW biomass project in Mpumalanga, South Africa

April 16, 2018 - 09:06
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JOHANNESBURG, April 5, 2018 (Press Release) -ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB), KC Cottrell and the ELB Educational Trust are pleased to announce that together as a Consortium, they have been appointed as EPC contractor for the 25MW Biomass Project by Ngodwana Energy (RF) (Pty) Limited. The project forms part of the South African Government Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPPP), which was recently signed.

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