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April 2018

Starbucks reports 150% increase in reusable cup use in UK after paper cup charge

April 30, 2018 - 15:53
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LONDON, April 26, 2018 (Press Release) -Starbucks today reveals results from the first six weeks of a three-month trial, evaluating the impact of a 5p paper cup charge in 35 stores[1] across the City, West End, and west London. Results show reusable cup usage has increased by 156.6% in the trial stores, measured by the number of customers redeeming the 25p reusable cup discount.

Pregis introduces Easypack Quantum XTW feature-rich paper void fill system

April 30, 2018 - 15:39

DEERFIELD, IL , April 30, 2018 (Press Release) -A new versatile paper void fill system created for high volume operations is being introduced by Pregis. The feature-rich Easypack Quantum XTW offers high productivity, ease-of-use, safety, superior ergonomics, paper-loading ease, as well as, flexible design which enables customized work cell options.

London’s Heathrow plans to recycle, reuse and rid the airport of single-use coffee cups

April 30, 2018 - 14:27
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LONDON, April 24, 2018 (Press Release) -    Successful trial of reusable cup system and ban on single-use coffee cups at Heathrow’s head office set to influence initiatives airport wide

    Heathrow pledges to enable the recycling of all coffee cups collected from its retail and lounge business partners by the end of 2018, helping to significantly boost the one in 400 cups estimated to be recycled in the UK today

    The first stage of this programme will see all retailers use a standardised paper cup that can be collected by Heathrow and recycled in the UK

AFPA urges state and territory governments and councils to resolve national recycling crisis through better source separation bin system

April 30, 2018 - 11:49
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DEAKIN, Australia, April 24, 2018 (Press Release) -The Australian Forest Products Association is urging Australia’s state and territory governments and councils to work together to resolve the national recycling crisis through a better source separation bin system. Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg is hosting a meeting of state and territory environment ministers on Friday, where China’s decision to stop accepting foreign waste will be a key item for discussion.

APP achieves gold rating in EcoVadis CSR assessment

April 30, 2018 - 11:18
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest integrated pulp and paper manufacturers, announced today that it has achieved a gold rating from EcoVadis, the global leader in sustainability assessments, for its continued commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) throughout its business operations. This achievement places the company in the top five percent of organizations rated.

Rondo-Ganahl uses Sappi’s Fusion Topliner to produce personalized corrugated folding boxes at its plant in St. Ruprecht, Austria

April 30, 2018 - 05:21

FRASTANZ, Austria , April 26, 2018 (Press Release) -Rondo-Ganahl, an Austrian manufacturer of corrugated board packaging, is a company steeped in tradition. It is now using Sappi’s Fusion Topliner with its recently installed Durst digital printer, producing personalised corrugated folding boxes in short as well as longer runs with very short lead times at its plant in St. Ruprecht/Raab. Sappi’s brilliant white fresh fibre liner was chosen following a series of print and material tests.

International Paper and The Nature Conservancy to collaborate on development of ‘natural climate solutions’

April 27, 2018 - 10:30
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MEMPHIS, TN, April 27, 2018 (CSRwire ) -International Paper and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of ‘natural climate solutions’- the conservation, restoration and improved forest management techniques that increase carbon storage and avoid greenhouse-gas emissions in forest landscapes. The collaboration will focus on the expansion of Reduced-Impact Logging for Carbon (RIL-C) and its integration with forest certification.

UK-based online supermarket Morrisons announces new measure to reduce plastic pollution

April 27, 2018 - 09:23
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BRADFORD, UK, April 26, 2018 (Press Release) -Morrisons is today announcing a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution as well as committing that by no later than 2025 all of its own-brand plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.

Morrisons will also be one of the signatories to WRAP’s UK Plastics PACT, an industry initiative which aims to transform the way businesses use plastic and prevent plastics polluting the environment.

The company is taking steps to reduce plastic pollution which include:

Walki upgrades its multi-layer production line to further improve efficiency and safety

April 27, 2018 - 08:28

ESPOO, Finland, April 27, 2018 (Press Release) -Walki’s revamped multi-layer line responds to the increasing demand from the insulation industry. The line has been in action since January.

The updated production line gears up Walki’s quality management and development with new and improved features, including measurement and camera systems, data collection and storage as well as analysis. Simultaneously, it has taken steps to further efficiency and safety.

Ence purchases rights to install 50 MW biomass power generation plant at Elcogás' GICC plant in Puertollano, Spain

April 27, 2018 - 08:23

MADRID, Spain, April 25, 2018 (Press Release) -The agreement reached nearly a year ago with Elcogás for the purchase of the site of its GICC plant in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), and the environmental and administrative steps necessary to set up a biomass plant, ENCE Energía y Celulosa has reached an agreement to purchase the rights for installing a biomass power generation plant of 50 MW in said location. Likewise, ENCE has signed a contract with Sener for the turnkey construction of the plant.