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November 2018

Solaris Paper receives 2018 DEAL Award from Sustainability Dashboard Tools at ISSA North America Show in Dallas, TX

November 16, 2018 - 01:58
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ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Solaris Paper is a proud recipient of the 2018 DEAL Award. Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC recognized Solaris Paper for its leadership in sustainability.

Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC presented the DEAL Awards October 30, 2018, at the ISSA North America Show in Dallas, TX. The awards recognize the outstanding performance, contributions, and leadership of organizations that participate in the DEAL program.

Ecolab's Nalco Water to increase prices on paper solutions in Europe, effective Dec 1

November 16, 2018 - 01:54
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ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, is applying price increases on solutions provided by its Paper division in Europe. The increases, driven by substantial inflationary factors, including rising raw material and transportation costs, are effective December 1, 2018:

Ence extends green financing of its renewable energy subsidiary to Euro 69 million for new 46 MW low emission biomass generation plan in Puertollano, Spain

November 15, 2018 - 08:44

MADRID, Spain, Nov. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -ENCE extends the green financing of its Renewable Energy subsidiary to 69 million euros for the new 46 MW low emission biomass generation plant that the Company is building in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) and whose conclusion is scheduled for the end of 2019.

This financing has a maturity of 7 years and includes an institutional "bullet" tranche amounting to 43 million euros. In addition, it foresees the development of another 6.5 MW in one or several plants.

Vanden Recycling welcomes WRAP's UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025 but calls for improvement in recyclability of plastic packaging

November 15, 2018 - 03:58
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LISBURN, UK, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Vanden has welcomed the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap but has called for more work on the recyclability of plastic packaging.

The leading UK plastic recycler also questioned whether a possible increase in supposed compostable plastics would make recycling messaging less effective while also leading to more contamination of recycling streams.

The Recycling Association welcomes WRAP's UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025

November 15, 2018 - 03:47
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DAVENTRY, UK , Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -The publication of the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025 is an important milestone in UK plastics recycling, according to The Recycling Association.

WRAP has published the document A Roadmap to 2025 - the UK Plastics Pact that looks at how retailers, manufacturers, recyclers, local government and others will need to work together to meet key targets for 2025.

The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin said: "This roadmap will make a significant difference to how plastics are recycled into new products within the UK.

WRAP publishes The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025 to help reduce plastic packaging pollution

November 15, 2018 - 03:33
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BANBURY, UK, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Key actions businesses should take to help curb the situation of plastic packaging polluting the environment have been laid out by WRAP in The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, published today.

The actions relate to a series of important milestones aligned with the targets of The UK Plastics Pact, the world’s first programme to tackle the issue of plastic waste through collaboration across the entire supply chain; with the UK acting as a testbed for a planned network of country-specific, global Plastics Pacts.

Andritz to upgrade two pulp screw presses at Metsä Board's Kaskinen mill in Finland

November 15, 2018 - 03:23

GRAZ, Austria, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Metsä Board, Finland, to upgrade two ANDRITZ screw presses at its Kaskinen mill in Finland. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.

ANDRITZ will upgrade two pulp screw presses so that they can be utilized as bleach presses in parallel with two existing ANDRITZ twin wire presses. The upgraded screw presses will ensure the availability of the BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp) line even during maintenance work.

Northern Pulp admits it is likely to miss Nova Scotia 2020 effluent deadline

November 14, 2018 - 18:52

HALIFAX, NS, Nov. 14, 2018 (CBC) -The owners of a pulp and paper mill in Pictou County, N.S., say it's unlikely a new effluent treatment pipeline will be ready in time for the government-imposed deadline of January 2020.

"We are at risk of missing the timelines by a few months," said Jean-Francois Guillot, vice president of operations at Paper Excellence.

"At this point, it's risky," he said. "I don't think so. We can have effluent treatment working by January 2020, it's just the discharge point, we kind of have to do backflips to make that happen."

Georgia-Pacific study investigates source of polyfluoroalkyl substances in wells in Parchment, MI

November 14, 2018 - 18:50
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PARCHMENT, MI , Nov. 14, 2018 ( -An investigation into the origin and extent of PFAS contamination in the north part of Kalamazoo County started Monday.

In July, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality found high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) polluting the city of Parchment's municipal and residential wells.

335 leading corporations remove misleading ‘Go Green’ claims – Two Sides

November 14, 2018 - 16:26

LONDON, Nov. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -At the annual meeting of Two Sides’ Country Managers in London on November 5, 2018, representatives from Australia, Europe, New Zealand, North America, South America and South Africa determined to continue efforts to stop organizations from making misleading, anti-print and paper claims in their customer communications.

Pratt industries reports US recycling rate at 65.8% in 2017

November 14, 2018 - 08:04
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CONYERS, GA , Nov. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -November is a great month to renew your commitment to reduce, reuse, recycle, and buy recycled! Did you know the national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years to its current rate of 34%? The paper recycling rate is even higher! In 2017, 65.8 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling. This is double the annual paper recovery rate since 1990. To read more about this incredible paper recycling success story, visit