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August 2018

Plastic bag sales in UK's ‘big seven’ supermarkets drop by 86% after introduction of 5p charge

August 16, 2018 - 04:38

LONDON, July 27, 2018 (Press Release) -Plastic bag sales in England’s ‘big seven’ supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the Government introduced its 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, helping to tackle the devastating impact of plastic waste on our environment.

New figures reveal customers of the country’s biggest supermarkets bought nearly a quarter fewer plastic bags last year compared to 2016/17 - a decrease of nearly 300 million bags.

US-based Bulk Handling Systems to supply new state of the art FiberPure paper recycling system to waste management company Norsk Gjenvinning in Oslo, Norway

August 16, 2018 - 03:06

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Norsk Gjenvinning (NG), Norways largest waste management company, has selected Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to supply NG’s new state of the art paper recycling system in Oslo. Operational in Q1 2019, the system will process 20 tonnes per hour (tph) and run three shifts to process approximately 120,000 tonnes annually. Noteworthy to this process is the inclusion of Max-AI VIS (Visual Identification System) units to monitor the quality of outbound paper.

Asia Pulp & Paper strongly rejects Auriga's allegations of deforestation in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

August 16, 2018 - 02:17
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) strongly rejects the unsubstantiated allegations suggested by Auriga in its report titled “APP and APRIL violate zero-deforestation policies with wood purchases from Djarum Group concessions in East Kalimantan”. The report contains factual errors and presents incomplete information which must be corrected.

August Faller to present its new packaging product Zoom Box at CPHI Worldwide exhibition in Madrid, Spain from Oct 9-11

August 16, 2018 - 01:51

WALDKIRCH, Germany , Aug. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -At CPhI Worldwide, the pharmaceutical industry's leading trade fair (9 to 11 October 2018, Madrid), packaging specialist August Faller presents its solutions in response the main challenges facing the sector: How it is possible to increase efficiency, improve functionality and ensure safety? Trade fair visitors will find concrete solutions to these issues at Stand 4B22.

Stora Enso invests Euro 7 million in building a Competence Centre and diversifying the raw material base for biocomposites

August 15, 2018 - 18:40

HELSINKI, Aug. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -In order to meet increasing customer demand, Stora Enso will broaden its biocomposites raw material base at the Hylte Mill, Sweden to provide more choice in technical properties and selection of fibres. The investment covers a new Biocomposites Competence Centre and the installation of new machinery for the milling of large fibres for the DuraSense™ by Stora Enso biocomposite material.

SIG provides its combidome carton packaging solution to US-based DRINKmaple

August 14, 2018 - 11:30

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Aug. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Looking to Mother Nature for a more delicious way to nourish and replenish the body, Drink Simple™, from the makers of DRINKmaple™, brings organic plant hydration to U.S. consumers in combidome cartons, the first of its kind in this packaging solution. The composite from which the entire carton pack is made, from the base to the eye-catching yet practical dome, contains around 75% paper board, which is made from renewable raw wood material.

A healthful beverage alternative

ACE UK and Cornwall Council launch food and drink carton recycling pilot at seven Household Waste Recycling Centres in Cornwall, UK

August 14, 2018 - 09:27
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WARRINGTON, UK, Aug. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Residents can now take food and drink cartons and paper cups for recycling at seven Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) in Cornwall thanks to a partnership between The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) and Cornwall Council.

Suzano Consumer Goods launches new Mimmo toilet paper brand

August 14, 2018 - 09:03
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SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Suzano Consumer Goods, one of our business units, has launched the toilet paper brand Mimmo. With superior quality and unique design, Mimmo was developed to surpass the expectations of Brazilian consumers and show that higher quality also bring advantages in terms of yield and cost-benefit trade-off. Mimmo is softer, plush and yields more than the one-ply toilet papers available on the market.

Neenah introduces new 100% pure cotton paper range

August 14, 2018 - 08:39

ALPHARETTA, GA, Aug. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Neenah announces its recent investment to reinvigorate the cotton fiber paper category with its new NEENAH® Cotton Papers, a 100% cotton paper expertly manufactured by the mill that has been crafting the finest, pure cotton papers since the late 1870’s.

“NEENAH® Cotton Papers truly represent everything Neenah brings to the art and science of papermaking: impeccable quality and superior craftsmanship,” said Ellen Bliske, Senior Marketing Manager, Neenah.