June 2018

IKEA makes global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

June 08, 2018 - 03:03
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    PETERBOROUGH, UK , June 7, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • IKEA today announces sustainability commitments as it launches its updated People and Planet Positive strategy at its Democratic Design Days in Älmhult, Sweden
  • The commitments, which will be achieved by 2030, aim to inspire and enable people to live more sustainably, reduce their climate impact, contribute to a world without waste and create a more fair and equal society

AF&PA applauds EPA initiative to balance benefits and costs

June 07, 2018 - 18:05
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WASHINGTON, DC, June 7, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), RIN 2010-AA12, regarding the benefits and costs of regulation. The ANPRM requests public comment on how EPA can be more consistent and transparent in considering societal benefits and costs when crafting its regulations.

Sinar Mas’ Asia Pulp & Paper denies ‘secretly owning independent suppliers,’ says report

June 07, 2018 - 15:50
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JAKARTA, June 7, 2018 (Local News) -One of the world’s biggest paper producers continues to deny that it secretly owns most of the companies supplying it with wood, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

In the latest exposé of the corporate structure of Sinarmas, which is controlled by Indonesia’s billionaire Widjaja family, a coalition of NGOs last week mapped out the precise links between the conglomerate and its wood suppliers, first outed in broader terms last December by The Associated Press.

Klabin showcases its new recyclable corrugated board packaging solutions at 44th Expocitros and 40th Citriculture Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil

June 07, 2018 - 07:18

SAO PAULO, June 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Klabin is one of the exhibitors at the 44th Expocitros and the 40th Citriculture Week, organized simultaneously by the Sylvio Moreira Citriculture Center until June 8, in Cordeirópolis in the interior region of São Paulo. The company is showcasing its recyclable corrugated board packaging solutions for the agricultural produce segment, especially citrus fruits.

Kruger named one of Corporate Knights' 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

June 07, 2018 - 06:21
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MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 7, 2018 (CNW) -Kruger Products L.P., Canada's leading manufacturer of Cashmere and Purex bathroom tissue, SpongeTowel Paper Towels and Scotties facial tissue, has been named one of Corporate Knights' 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The annual ranking of corporate sustainability performance recognizes Kruger Products' long investment in environmental stewardship.

Kruger named one of Corporate Knights' 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

June 07, 2018 - 06:21
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MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 7, 2018 (CNW) -Kruger Products L.P., Canada's leading manufacturer of Cashmere and Purex bathroom tissue, SpongeTowel Paper Towels and Scotties facial tissue, has been named one of Corporate Knights' 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The annual ranking of corporate sustainability performance recognizes Kruger Products' long investment in environmental stewardship.

Andritz to supply PrimeLineTM W6-XT at Arkhbum Tissue Group's mill in Vorsino, Russia

June 07, 2018 - 05:44

GRAZ, Austria, June 7, 2018 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC to supply a tissue machine PrimeLineTM W6-XT, including stock preparation, automation, and electrification, for its mill in Vorsino (Kaluga region), Russia, for the production of high-quality facial, toilet, napkin, and kitchen towel grades made of 100% virgin pulp. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.

Suzano reports production loss of 80,000 tons of market pulp and 25,000 tons of paper due to truckers' strike in Brazil

June 07, 2018 - 04:39
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SAO PAULO, June 7, 2018 (Press Release) -Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (“Suzano” or “Company”), in compliance with CVM Instruction 358 of January 3, 2002, as amended, and complementing the Material Facts of May 28, 2018  and  June  01,  2018,  hereby  informs  its  shareholders,  the  market  and  other  stakeholders  that  the Company have experienced a total loss of production of approximately 80 thousand tons of market pulp and approximately 25 thousand tons of paper in the period in which its activities were suspended or were operating partially due to the truck drivers' strike.

Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund provides £1.7 million funding for new plastics recycling partnership

June 07, 2018 - 03:27
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STIRLING, Scotland, June 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Funding of over £3m has been announced today (Wednesday 6th June) for four projects comprising a ground-breaking new plastics recycling partnership, Project Beacon, which has the potential to recycle all plastics in Scotland and beyond – even those that currently can’t be recycled.

Finnpulp taps Pöyry to provide basic engineering services for its bioproducts mill in Kuopio, Finland

June 07, 2018 - 03:19

HELSINKI, June 7, 2018 (Press Release) -Finnpulp has signed a basic engineering partnership agreement with the Finnish Pöyry Oyj for the bioproduction mill planned to be constructed in Sorsasalo, Kuopio. One key factor in the decisionmaking was Pöyry’s strong, 60 years of experience in thousands of forest- and paper industry projects. This was significant because all basic engineering will be accomplished with the partner company with very limited basic engineering resources delivered by Finnpulp.

Columbia Pulp partners with The Paradigm Group to market biopolymers for dust, ice control markets from Washington straw mill

June 06, 2018 - 19:42

DAYTON, WA, June 5, 2018 (Business Wire) -Columbia Pulp, LLC is announcing that The Paradigm Group (TPG) will serve as its national sales agent for Columbia Pulp’s line of dust control and de-icing biopolymers. The biopolymers are a co-product of Columbia Pulp’s wheat straw pulp production, the first of its kind in the nation. This strategic agreement will enable Columbia Pulp to effectively market its emerging technologies into both market sectors across the U.S.

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