October 2018

The Recycling Association welcomes introduction of tax requiring manufacturers to incorporate 30% recycled content into new plastic packaging

October 30, 2018 - 06:07
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DAVENTRY, UK , Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -“On the one hand I’m disappointed the 2018 budget speech didn’t really major on recycling. If ever there was a year for more environmental inclusions, it was this one.

“But on the other hand, we’re happy with the introduction of a tax that requires manufacturers to incorporate 30% recycled content into new plastic packaging.

Sofidel presents "Ecology, Economy and Politics for Sustainable Societies" e-book by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation

October 30, 2018 - 05:29
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PORCARI, Italy , Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -The e-book, available in Italian only as a free download from the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation website, features contributions from some of the leading experts on natural asset protection.

Russian Mining Chemical Company develops new MagTreat reagent for water treatment

October 30, 2018 - 05:24
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MOSCOW, Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Russian Mining Chemical Company LLC (RMCC), the producer of broad range of products based on brucite, unveils MagTreat®, a recently developed reagent for water treatment.

MagTreat® can be used in both primary and secondary treatment processes. Being a soft alkali, MagTreat® is safer and more effective than any of the traditional industrial alkalis. It is safe to use and can be used at all stages of municipal and industrial waters treatment, improving the whole process.

BIR: Malaysia permanently bans import of plastic waste

October 30, 2018 - 05:19
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BRUSSELS, Oct. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -BIR has received news that Malaysia has announced a permanent ban on the import of plastic waste as from Friday 26 October 2018.

According to an article by the Malaysian news service The Star, Ms. Zuraida Kamaruddin, Housing and Local Government Minister, announced the permanent ban of plastic waste import and also that Malaysia would be phasing out the import of other types of plastic within three years.

Arkhangelsk pulp and paper mill to build new waste containerboard production plant in Russia

October 30, 2018 - 05:09

NOVODVINSK, Russia, Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -The shareholder of JSC “Arkhangelsk pulp and paper mill” – Pulp Mill Holding – intends to expand the opportunities of the existing synergetic model in the Russian market. According to Vladimir Krupchak, a member of the Board of Directors of APPM, the ultimate goal is to balance the available capacity as much as possible by building of waste containerboard production plant (WCB).

Omya to increase prices for its calcium carbonate products in US and Canada by 7-9% from Jan 1, 2019

October 29, 2018 - 11:08
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OFTRINGEN, Switzerland , Oct. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Omya announces to increase prices for its Calcium Carbonate products in US and Canada by 7 – 9%, effective January 1, 2019 or as customer contracts allow.

Omya has been facing significant cost pressures from escalating raw material, chemical, energy, transportation costs and overall inflation across all regions in 2018, which is expected to continue.

Graphic Packaging wins Folding Carton of the Year award at 2018 Paperboard Packaging Council's carton competition in Atlanta, GA

October 29, 2018 - 10:53

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Graphic Packaging International (GPI), a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products, won the prestigious Folding Carton of the Year award at the 2018 Paperboard Packaging Council's carton competition, held on October 25 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Amcor signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment by Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment Programme

October 29, 2018 - 09:23
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ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Global packaging leader Amcor, together with global brand owners, retailers, nongovernmental organizations, policymakers and others, has joined in a commitment to reduce waste and pollution from plastic packaging.

Tetra Pak's carton bottle with unique tetra top for Just Water wins “Best Packaging Solution” award at Global Bottled Water Congress 2018

October 29, 2018 - 09:08

LAUSANNE, Switzerland , Oct. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -JUST Water, the innovative global water brand from the United States, has received the “Best Packaging Solution” award at the 2018 Global Bottled Water Congress with its unique Tetra Top carton bottle.

UPM Raflatac signs up to New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment

October 29, 2018 - 06:20
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HELSINKI, Oct. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac has signed up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment among 250 organisations including many of the world's largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. The Global Commitment and its vision for a circular economy for plastic is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment. The commitment has been officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today Monday, October 29.