September 2018

Marubeni renews status as index component of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 11th consecutive year

September 18, 2018 - 09:27
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TOKYO, Sept. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -The status of Marubeni Corporation ("Marubeni") has been renewed as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World, one of the best known ESG investment indices* in the world, for the 11th consecutive year.

The DJSI World evaluates companies for a high level of sustainability based on the three principal criteria of “Economy”, “Environment” and “Society”, as well as criteria specific to each company and industry.

Iggesund Paperboard highlights use of its Invercote and Incada brand in medtech applications

September 18, 2018 - 08:17

IGGESUND, Sweden, Sept. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Sometimes people who work with food packaging feel tied down by all the regulations and standards that exist to guarantee safety. However, the regulations for packaging medical technology (“medtech”) products are equally complex. These products must be manufactured in a sterile environment and then transported all the way into an operating room without risking contamination. Otherwise, people’s very lives could be in danger.

Germany's Feldmuehle to showcase its packaging solutions at FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany from Sept 25-27

September 18, 2018 - 07:39

UETERSEN, Germany, Sept. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Feldmuehle GmbH will present its diverse product portfolio in the area of packaging solutions at the European packaging industry trade fair FachPack. Particular attention will be given to the trend towards high-white visual appearances as well as the functional surfaces of packaging papers. Besides kraftliner, SBS board and label papers, the company is highlighting its flexible packaging papers.

Waitrose & Partners commits to remove loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags and 5p single use plastic carrier bags by 2019

September 18, 2018 - 06:48
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BRACKNELL, UK , Sept. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Waitrose & Partners has announced that it has committed to removing loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags by spring 2019 and 5p single use plastic carrier bags by March next year in all shops. The move will save 134 million plastic bags, the equivalent of 500 tonnes of plastic a year. 

US-based Premier Protein launches new Earth First Tetra Pak carton packaging for its ready-to-drink shakes

September 18, 2018 - 02:09

EMERYVILLE, CA , Sept. 17, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Premier Protein – a line of shakes, powders, bars and Clear drinks known for their delicious taste and best-in-class nutritionals – has announced the launch of new Earth First packaging for its ready-to-drink shakes. Premier Protein shakes now feature FSC®-certified Tetra Pak cartons and a re-sealable plant-based cap derived from sugarcane. The decision to change its packaging represents the brand's ongoing commitment to reduce its environmental footprint and introduce more sustainable packaging for its consumers.

Change in India Supreme Court rules can help cut use of paper, save trees, environment

September 17, 2018 - 19:50
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NEW DELHI, Sept. 17, 2018 (Economic Times) -A simple tweak in the rules on how documents are to be filed in the Supreme Court can help cut the use of paper and save water and thousands of trees.

Documents submitted to the court are required to be typed only on one side of an A4-size sheet, double-spaced and with a wide margin, a throwback to the time when this was needed to prevent smudging of typewriter ink on the thin paper used at that time.

Arizona molded pulp company Footprint ‘ditches plastic, uses paper to make straws’

September 17, 2018 - 19:48
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GILBERT, AZ, Sept. 17, 2018 (Local News) -It's a movement we're seeing across the country, and now, we're seeing it here in the Valley -- eliminating plastic.

Sustainable technology manufacturer,Footprintin Gilbert, designs and develops what they call the "next generation" for packaging and supply solutions.

"We focus a lot on biodegradability, decomposability, and recyclability," Jeff Bassett said. "Those three metrics... to create something that's better for the planet."

Georgia Ports Authority reports 8% year on year increase in TEUs in August; approves $92 million for Mason Mega Rail Terminal expansion

September 17, 2018 - 11:56
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SAVANNAH, GA, Sept. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) moved 375,833 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) in August, an 8 percent increase over August 2017.  In addition, the GPA handled 86,200 intermodal TEUs, a 33 percent jump.

"A strengthening economy and a greater reliance on GPA in major inland markets is driving growth at the Port of Savannah," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We expect this trend to continue as more customers take advantage of Garden City Terminal's central location and efficient terminal operations."

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