September 2018

UK-based retailer Co-op bans single-use plastics and unveils compostable carrier bags

September 25, 2018 - 05:58
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MANCHESTER, UK, Sept. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Today (Saturday 22 September 2018), the Co-op announced an end to single-use plastic. It will see around 60 million plastic carrier bags removed in a phased rollout and replaced with an environmentally-friendly alternative. The move is part of a new hard-hitting ethical strategy to be launched later this week by the Co-op, which will tackle plastic pollution as well as food waste, healthy eating, saving energy and trading fairly.

Shredall partners with Detpak's RecycleMe system to collect, sort and recycle coffee cups across the UK

September 25, 2018 - 05:24
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NOTTINGHAM, UK, Sept. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -Coffee cups across the UK will be saved from landfill and commercially recycled into paper, with the introduction of Detpak’s RecycleMe system.

Detpak has aligned with industry partner Shredall Ltd in the UK to collect, sort and recycle the cups as part of an existing national collection system in the United Kingdom.

In a UK first, Shredall will also be providing a collection service and recycling commitment for RecycleMe coffee cup lids.

Canfor Pulp extends maintenance outage at Northwood Pulp mill in BC to 70-80 days and 60,000-70,000 tonnes

September 24, 2018 - 17:41
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VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 24, 2018 (CNW) -Canfor Pulp Products Inc. announced today that it will extend its scheduled maintenance outage on one production line at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft ("NBSK") Pulp mill located in Prince George, British Columbia ("BC").  The outage is to enable necessary tube replacements to its No. 5 recovery boiler to rectify damage discovered during routine preventative maintenance inspections.

Volga ranked 21 in Russia’s Top 50 Largest Forestry Companies rating

September 24, 2018 - 10:50
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BALAKHNA, Russia, Sept. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -According to the Lesnaya Industriya [Forestry Industry] business magazine (№7-8 for July-August 2018, JSC Volga is ranked number 21 in the Russia’s Top 50 Largest Forestry Companies rating as a result of work in 2017.

Every year the Lesnaya Industriya [Forestry Industry] conducts the Russia’s Top 50 Largest Forestry Companies rating to determine the leading companies that play a crucial role in the Russian forestry development.

Van Genechten Packaging wins Carton of Year and Save the Planet awards at European Carton Excellence Awards

September 24, 2018 - 09:33

TURNHOUT, Belgium, Sept. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Carton of the Year & Save the Planet. VGP has been awarded gold twice for its ‘spectacular’ branding and truly sustainable innovation at the European Carton Excellence Awards.

European Commission proposes actions to help 14 member states meet waste recycling targets

September 24, 2018 - 09:22
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BRUSSELS, Sept. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Waste management affects everybody. Recent estimates by the World Bank point to an increase of annual waste generation from 2.01 billion tonnes in 2016 to 3.40 billion tonnes in 2050. Whilst in Europe waste management and recycling have been improving, one thing is clear: status quo is not an option and more needs to be done. Today the Commission has published the latest review of how European waste management and recycling rules are applied across Europe.

Mondi's BarrierPack Recyclable to receive 2018 German Packaging Award for sustainability category at FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany from Sept 25-27

September 24, 2018 - 09:15

VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Mondi, the global packaging and paper Group, is leading the industry’s response to public demand for sustainable packaging solutions. At this week’s FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg, Mondi’s BarrierPack Recyclable will receive the 2018 German Packaging Award for the ‘sustainability’ category. This fully-recyclable packaging laminate has already won the 2018 Plastics Recycling Europe Award for ‘Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling’.

Horizon Pulp & Paper inaugurates new CHP plant at its Kehra mill in Estonia

September 24, 2018 - 07:12
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KEHRA, Estonia, Sept. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Horizon Pulp & Paper (Horizon), the only sack kraft paper producer in the Baltics, inaugurated a new Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP), which will cover the mill’s energy needs and belongs to the company’s €25 million environment-centric investment program, the company announced.

Zero Waste Europe's new case study shows success of reusable FrieburgCup in reducing single-use coffee cup waste in Germany

September 24, 2018 - 06:08
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BRUSSELS, Sept. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Zero Waste Europe released today its latest case study on the FreiburgCup, showing how a medium-sized city can put an end to the flood of single-use coffee cups thanks to deposit schemes.

The publication reports how the city of Freiburg (Germany) has convinced almost 70% of its cafés to introduce the reusable FreiburgCup on a deposit, thus providing consumers with a sustainable and easy-to-use alternative, while reducing litter and raising awareness about disposable plastic pollution.

Zoe & Zazu goat cheese packaging wins 2018 European Carton Excellence Award using Metsä Board’s Classic FBB 235 g/m2 paperboard in Riga, Latvia

September 24, 2018 - 05:53

ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Board’s paperboard was used by the winner in the Frozen and chilled foods category, Zoe & Zazu goat cheese packaging, at the 2018 European Carton Excellence Awards. The winning package is made of MetsäBoard Classic FBB 235 g/m2 and it was converted by Model. The Award Gala was held on 20 September in Riga, Latvia.

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