June 2018

City of Sierra Vista, AZ to eliminate collection of scrap paper or paperboard as recyclable materials from July 1

June 27, 2018 - 06:31
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SIERRA VISTA, AZ, June 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Starting July 1, the City of Sierra Vista will no longer accept paper or paperboard as recyclable materials and will reduce its weekly recycling pickups to twice a month, replacing them with additional trash pickups.

US-based logistics provider Transplace receives Sonoco’s Strategic Partnership Award

June 27, 2018 - 06:11
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DALLAS, TX, June 26, 2018 (Business Wire) -Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced that it was awarded Sonoco’s Strategic Partnership Award at the 2018 Sonoco Supplier Summit. Transplace was selected for completing an end-to-end assessment of Sonoco’s logistics operations in order to optimize its transportation processes and spend.

Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials' LignoTech Florida opens new 100,000 tonne/yr lignin plant in Fernandina Beach, FL

June 27, 2018 - 05:50
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SARPSBORG, Norway, June 27, 2018 (Press Release) -On 26 June LignoTech Florida’s new lignin plant in Fernandina Beach was officially opened.

The 110 million USD investment represents a production capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes lignin measured as dry substance. In a planned second phase, the capacity can later be expanded by 50,000 tonnes. The plant has been in test operation for some time, and the facility is now producing saleable lignin. At the time of the opening ceremony 600 tonnes had been delivered to US customers in June.

Metsä Board achieves EcoVadis gold rating for corporate environmental and social responsibility for second consecutive year

June 27, 2018 - 05:31
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ESPOO, Finland, June 27, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, has been awarded the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for the second consecutive year for its approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Overall Metsä Board was ranked in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis across all categories.

Valmet completes 200th installation of its IQ Fiber Measurement Sensor at Irving Tissue's TM 1 in Saint John, NB

June 27, 2018 - 05:10
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ESPOO, Finland, June 27, 2018 (Press Release) -May 2018 saw the installation of the 200th Valmet IQ Fiber Measurement Sensor on Irving Tissue's tissue machine #1 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. For many years, the nuclear basis weight sensor, together with an infrared moisture sensor, were the standard to provide an oven dry basis weight reading for control purposes. Several years ago, Valmet combined fiber weight and moisture in a single non-nuclear sensor, Valmet IQ Fiber Measurement.

Valmet completes 200th installation of its IQ Fiber Measurement Sensor at Irving Tissue's TM 1 in Saint John, NB

June 27, 2018 - 05:10
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ESPOO, Finland, June 27, 2018 (Press Release) -May 2018 saw the installation of the 200th Valmet IQ Fiber Measurement Sensor on Irving Tissue's tissue machine #1 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. For many years, the nuclear basis weight sensor, together with an infrared moisture sensor, were the standard to provide an oven dry basis weight reading for control purposes. Several years ago, Valmet combined fiber weight and moisture in a single non-nuclear sensor, Valmet IQ Fiber Measurement.

Environment charity Hubbub jointly develops #LeedsByExample campaign with Ecosurety to bring organisations together to cut littering and boost recycling

June 27, 2018 - 04:39
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LONDON, June 27, 2018 (Press Release) -Hubbub has brought together the largest coalition of companies it has worked with to-date to tackle ‘on-the-go-recycling’. The UK is increasingly eating and drinking on the move requiring a growing amount of drinks containers and food packaging to be disposed of outside homes. Recycling systems have not kept up. A recent report described ‘On the Go’ waste infrastructure as inadequate.

Mondi to present its new Re(use) one piece e-commerce shipping corrugated packaging solution at RosUpack 2018 in Moscow, Russia

June 26, 2018 - 08:09

MOSCOW, June 26, 2018 (Press Release) -According to recent statistics, the Russian e-commerce market is expected to grow to 21.82 billion US dollars by 2020.[1] However, customers complain about the hassle involved in returning products purchased online – the process usually involves having to manually tape up the original box or having to repack the goods entirely.

Italian Association of Virtuous Municipalities and other NGO's urge Starbucks not to use disposable cups in its new stores in Italy

June 26, 2018 - 04:47
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BRUSSELS, June 25, 2018 (Press Release) -As Starbucks is opening its first coffee-shop in the Italian City of Milan, NGOs call for Starbucks to make a difference, and not use disposable cups in their Italian stores.

BIR: China CPC Central Committee plans to reduce imports of solid waste to zero by end of 2020

June 26, 2018 - 04:33
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BRUSSELS, June 25, 2018 (Press Release) -Reports from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, published on 24 June 2018, highlight that China plans to reduce its imports of solid waste to zero by the end of 2020.

Currently, China defines 'Solid wastes' in the National Standards of the People's Republic of China "Identification standards for solid wastes - General rules" , whilst the quality thresholds for imported solid wastes as raw materials are set out in the National Standards of the People's Republic of China Series GB 16487 .

BillerudKorsnäs presents its French PIDA Gold Award 2018 to Esepac's “Elegant” concept

June 26, 2018 - 03:06

SOLNA, Sweden, June 26, 2018 (Press Release) -The theme for this year's PIDA, unboxing, was as usual responded to by the participating students with great creative height. Of the twelve contributions by students from Esepac, ESIReims and IUT Reims, “Elegant” was awarded the Gold award as winner of all categories.

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