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August 2018

EUROPEN and 67 other packaging industry associations issue joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on EC's proposal for Single-Use Plastics Directive

August 22, 2018 - 09:56
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BRUSSELS, Aug. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -EUROPEN and 67 other European and national associations representing a wide range of packaging materials and sectors across the packaging value chain, have announced joint recommendations on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, i.e. the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP).

APP signs strategic partnership with Paptech to distribute its Foopak Bio Natura compostable packaging solutions in Mexico

August 22, 2018 - 09:35

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced a strategic partnership with Paptech, a full-service printing, packaging manufacturer and distributor based in Mexico, to provide food brands a new sustainable packaging solution. Paptech’s expanded offering will include Foopak Bio Natura compostable packaging solutions for fast food, quick-serve and retail food brands. Sold via Perez Trading, Paptech will be one of the first packaging companies to offer APP’s award-winning product suite to the growing market.

Michigan town resolution supports Huron Central Railway that services Domtar mill

August 21, 2018 - 17:35
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ESPANOLA, MI, Aug. 21, 2018 (Local News) -Espanola council is supporting the Huron Central Railway in its efforts to secure government funding to continue to provide a short line rail service.

Council passed the resolution at a special meeting on July 31.

The resolution was preceded by a presentation by Councillor Bill Foster who represented Espanola at a meeting in Sault Ste. Marie on July 25.

The meeting came about after HCR announced it would close the railway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie at the end of 2018.

DS Smith wins two Scanstar 2018 Packaging Awards

August 21, 2018 - 10:00

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -ScanStar is a joint Nordic packaging competition which is held annually and it rewards the best packaging solutions in Northern Europe. This time eight solutions were awarded, of which 2 were given to DS Smith. One to Finland, one to Sweden.

The Finnish awarded packaging solution was a transport packaging for beverages designed for Refresco Finland Oy.

SIG joins Aluminium Stewardship Initiative to improve environmental and social aspects of aluminium value chain

August 21, 2018 - 09:14
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NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Aug. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -SIG has joined the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) – a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organisation – to enhance responsibility and traceability in the aluminium supply chain.

Smurfit Kappa wins ‘Best Environmental Approach’ award at Andesco Sustainability Awards in Colombia

August 21, 2018 - 06:52
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DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has received the ‘Best Environmental Approach’ award in the Andesco Sustainability Awards in Colombia.

The Andesco Awards, which have been running since 2005, recognise the exemplary achievements of companies in the public utilities and communications sectors.

Smurfit Kappa has a strong track record in sustainability and embeds circularity across all its business operations.

SCA's Arcwise corrugated packaging design for Hernö Gin & Tonic wins Scan Star Award 2018

August 21, 2018 - 05:34

SUNDSVALL, Sweden , Aug. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -We at SCA are happy to enjoy double successes for Arcwise during the last weeks.

Recently won Arcwise unique packaging design for Hernö Gin & Tonic the Scan Star 2018 Award.

The jury's motivation was that the packaging design provides a clever use of corrugated board and creates a form that has great potential for the market. In addition, the new packaging design has significantly reduced carbon dioxide emissions compared with previous packaging.

ICPF launches two new corrugated packaging labs in collaboration with Rutgers Packaging and WMU's Chemical and Paper Engineering department

August 21, 2018 - 02:26

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Aug. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Working with the Rutgers Packaging Engineering Department and Western Michigan University’s (WMU) Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering, ICPF recently launched two new corrugated packaging design labs. The two undergraduate computer design labs were enabled by an Arden Software donation to ICPF that included installation of 80 seats of Impact design software and training for faculty.

Renewi collaborates with Beautiful Cups to recycle around 11 million disposable coffee cups at its Breda site in the Netherlands

August 21, 2018 - 01:40

MILTON KEYNES, UK , Aug. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Renewi plc has given new life to around 11 million disposable coffee cups in the Netherlands this year through its circular collaboration with Beautiful Cups, an international cup company.

Irving, Crown reach deal to reduce 15 pollution charges against Saint John, NB, mill

August 20, 2018 - 18:17
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SAINT JOHN, NB, Aug. 20, 2018 (CBC) -J.D. Irving Ltd. and the Crown have reached a resolution in a case that saw the company charged with 15 offences under the federal Fisheries Act related to alleged pollution from its pulp mill in west Saint John.

News of the agreement came during a brief pre-trial conference via telephone in Saint John provincial court on Monday.

No details have been released, but Judge David Walker asked federal Crown prosecutor Paul Adams if he expects "a substantial reduction in the number of charges."

Sun Chemical’s 200 year legacy of innovation to be on display with latest packaging solutions at PACK EXPO 2018

August 20, 2018 - 17:19

PARSIPPANY, NJ, Aug. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -During PACK EXPO 2018, Sun Chemical will showcase a wide range of innovative solutions designed to help brand owners and their converting partners achieve their unique packaging goals while enhancing pressroom activity.