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May 2018

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Forest Products Logistics Newsletter

Linstol licenses EarthCoating from Smart Planet Technologies for its Super Cup offering for airline industry

May 18, 2018 - 02:23

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, May 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Linstol, a leading distributor for the airline cabin product industry, has completed a license agreement from Smart Planet Technologies, to use EarthCoating in Linstol’s new “Super Cup” paper cup offering for the airline industry.

City of Vancouver, BC, adopts Zero Waste 2040 Strategic Plan, single-use item reduction strategy for plastic straws and polystyrene foam

May 17, 2018 - 18:59
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VANCOUVER, BC, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, Vancouver became the first city in the world to approve a comprehensive zero waste strategic plan: Zero Waste 2040. Additionally, Vancouver became the first in Canada to prohibit plastic straws and polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers with the adoption of an early zero waste initiative – the Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy.

Vancouver City Council moves to ban foam foodservice packaging in spite of overwhelming public support for recycling the material

May 17, 2018 - 18:58
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VANCOUVER, BC, May 17, 2018 (CNW) -A public opinion survey released today shows that a decision by Vancouver City Council to ban polystyrene foam foodservice packaging is highly unpopular with residents at only 26% support. The vast majority of residents want to continue to use the material and have it picked up at curbside and recycled. A ban will force the entire foodservice sector to switch to paper packaging from foam.

Huhtamaki La Rochelle collaborates with Vitis Valorem to develop new PRESTIGE range of bottle dividers

May 17, 2018 - 09:46

L'ILE D'ELLE, France , May 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Huhtamaki La Rochelle in France is proud to introduce a new range of bottle dividers, the PRESTIGE, created in collaboration with Vitis Valorem, located at Meursault, Burgundy. 

PRESTIGE range is the result of a big idea, paying homage to the vitality and natural qualities of wine and at the same time building on our deep knowledge of using recycled materials. Our new bottle divider uses a new and unique raw material normally wasted every year: vine shoots.

The Forest Trust responds to Greenpeace’s decision to end its engagement with Asia Pulp and Paper

May 17, 2018 - 09:33
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NYON, Switzerland, May 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Yesterday, Greenpeace announced its decision to withdraw its engagement with APP after 5 years of cooperation. The issues flagged by Greenpeace that resulted in this disengagement came to light when Associated Press raised some of these concerns in an article in December last year. Since then APP has worked specifically to address the problems that fall within the scope of responsibility of the company, including agreeing on a detailed action plan with TFT to address these issues.

Cargotec's Kalmar to supply three SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry cranes for RAPP's container yard at Port of Buatan in Indonesia

May 17, 2018 - 05:46

HELSINKI, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded a deal with Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP) to supply three Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) for its container yard at the Port of Buatan in Indonesia. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2018 first quarter order intake and delivery is scheduled to take place towards the end of Q4 2018.

Diamond Packaging wins five awards at 25th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition in Franklin, TN

May 17, 2018 - 05:43

ROCHESTER, NY, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Diamond Packaging today announced that it won five awards in the 25th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition, the industry's premier showcase for foil stamping, embossing, and other specialty effects. Awards were announced last month at the FSEA•IADD Joint Conference in Franklin, TN.

The competition recognizes creativity and superior execution of designs that reflect positively on the industry as a whole. Entries are judged by a panel of industry experts on several criteria including design, execution, and level of difficulty.

UK's waste-to-product company Renewi to invest in six new Euro trucks to reduce environmental impact of its collection fleet

May 17, 2018 - 05:25
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MILTON KEYNES, UK, May 17, 2018 (Press Release) -International waste-to-product company, Renewi plc, will make a large investment in sustainable and more efficient trucks which will significantly reduce the environmental impact of the company’s collection fleet.

Graphic Packaging invests in new Beverage Packaging Development Center at its Bristol plant in the UK

May 17, 2018 - 04:16

BRUSSELS, May 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Leading folding carton manufacturer Graphic Packaging International (“GPI”) has invested in a new Beverage Packaging Development Centre, known as the ‘Hub’, to act as a central point for the company’s European beverage design organisation.

Stationed at GPI’s plant in Bristol, UK, the facility has been established as a nucleus for structural and graphic design excellence. It will coordinate with the existing regional resource base.

Steve Gould, GPI Innovation and Development Manager, said “The idea behind the ‘Hub’ is three-fold:

Södra delivers 335 gigawatt hours of electricity in 2017

May 17, 2018 - 02:50

VAXJO, Sweden, May 17, 2018 (Press Release) -In 2017, Södra delivered more green electricity to the national electricity grid than ever before, and six times more compared with 2010. In the same year, Södra delivered heat equivalent to the district heating requirements of 25,000 homes. The increase in energy deliveries was enabled by Södra’s investments in its pulp mills over the past few years.