January 2019

Nova Scotia says it's not budging on Northern Pulp mill waste treatment deadline in 2020

January 18, 2019 - 19:23
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HALIFAX, NS, Jan. 18, 2019 (CBC) -The Nova Scotia government will not relax its January 2020 deadline to close the Boat Harbour wastewater effluent treatment facility, even though regulatory issues have delayed the start date for the massive cleanup project by months and perhaps even a year.

The delay is significant because Northern Pulp has asked the province to keep Boat Harbour open beyond the scheduled closing in order to continue treating 75 million litres of effluent daily from its Pictou County pulp mill.

Unite accuses government ministers of ignoring needs of lorry drivers in their planning for potential over Brexit

January 18, 2019 - 04:31
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LONDON, Jan. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Unite has accused government ministers of ignoring the needs of lorry drivers in their planning for a potential no deal Brexit.

While the government has begun planning to stack lorries at locations such as Marston Airfield and on the M3 in Hampshire, Unite is concerned that the needs of the lorry drivers are being ignored. As well as basic welfare facilities such as toilets, if delays are extended then food and sleeping provisions will be needed, in order to ensure drivers are fit and alert when required to eventually drive.

CLECAT expresses disappointment over outcome of vote in the UK parliament against Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

January 18, 2019 - 03:57
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BRUSSELS, Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -CLECAT, the European association for Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Customs services, is disappointed with the outcome of the vote in the UK Parliament last night against the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement which leaves the industry in further doubt. 

DS Smith orders 110-in corrugator for new Indiana box plant

January 17, 2019 - 13:25

OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 17, 2019 (RISI) -DS Smith North America plans for the installation of a 110-in corrugator at its new Lebanon, IN, box plant. The plant is to be operating by yearend.

It is to be a full-line corrugated operation and include pre-print press capability, and span almost 550,000 ft2. The groundbreaking for construction of the plant began this month.

The project cost is about $106 million, according to estimates.

Walki to present sustainable composite materials for food and non-food packaging at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK from Feb 27-28

January 17, 2019 - 09:19

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Focus is not just placed on sustainability and innovation at this year’s Packaging Innovations in Birmingham – these are also key issues at Walki, one of the leading producers of laminates and packaging solutions. The company is presenting paper- and board-based composite materials for food and non-food packaging right through to the luxury segment. Manufacturers and branded companies in the food and non-food sectors, packaging manufacturers and designers can get information at booth D46 and seek advice about individual solutions.

Alliance to End Plastic Waste commits to invest $1.5 billion in next five years to help end plastic waste

January 17, 2019 - 05:37
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LONDON, Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain today launched a new organization to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.

ICPF provides awards to expand Millersville and Indiana State universities' packaging design programs

January 17, 2019 - 04:58

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -In 2008, ICPF installed a CAD table and design software at Millersville University (MU) to introduce a packaging design program for Millersville University’s graphic design students within the university’s Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology.

Marks & Spencer launches over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging in trial at its Tolworth store in London

January 17, 2019 - 04:57
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LONDON, Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Marks & Spencer today steps-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth store.

BIR: Dutch and Swedish recycling industries pledge support to Global Recycling Foundation

January 17, 2019 - 03:37
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LONDON, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA), the Dutch Industrial Secondary Raw Materials Association for construction and civil engineering (VIB), the Dutch recycling federation FHG and the Swedish Recycling Industries’ Association (SRI) have announced their status as ‘Founding Friends’ of the Global Recycling Foundation, becoming some of the earliest donors of the foundation.

Michelman to celebrate opening of its new sustainability center in Shanghai, China

January 17, 2019 - 01:20
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CINCINNATI, OH, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Michelman will celebrate the grand opening of the Michelman (China) Sustainability Center (MSC) on January 17, 2019 at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone. The new China-based Center is part of Michelman’s aggressive growth plan in the Asia Pacific region, and follows the opening of the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC) that was opened in Mumbai in January 2018.

BIR highlights UN guidelines on recycling, informal sector and notifications

January 16, 2019 - 04:39
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BRUSSELS, Jan. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -In December, the 8th meeting of the Expert Working Group set up to develop guidelines for environmentally sound management (EWG-ESM) took place in São Paulo, Brazil. The BIR Secretariat actively participates in such meetings at the UN Basel Convention with the intention to produce high-quality documents for both governments and companies in order to improve waste management in general and recycling practices in particular around the world.

Nouryon opens new headquarters office and research center to support its operations in India

January 16, 2019 - 04:25
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has opened a new headquarters office and research center to support its operations in India. Located in Mumbai, the new location brings together research and sales as well as business support functions, and enables the company to better meet customer needs across the region.