January 2019

Ben & Jerry's announces plan to eliminate single-use plastic in Scoop Shops worldwide

January 29, 2019 - 09:15
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BURLINGTON, VT, Jan. 28, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Ben & Jerry's is mooooving away from single-use plastic. As a first step, the company will no longer offer plastic straws and spoons in any of its more than 600 Scoop Shops worldwide in early 2019. The company also announced a plan to address plastic cups and lids used to serve ice cream by the end of 2020.

CPI launches new OUR PAPER programme to support UK councils improve quality and quantity of paper and card separately collected for recycling

January 29, 2019 - 04:38
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SWINDON, UK, Jan. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has today announced the formal launch of OUR PAPER, a new programme to support councils in improving the quality and quantity of paper and card separately collected for recycling. OUR PAPER is an initiative that promotes the value of paper that local councils collect on behalf of the public, a resource that generates income from our recycling services.

Samsung Electronics to replace plastic packaging with paper and other sustainable materials

January 29, 2019 - 04:20
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SEOUL, Jan. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Samsung Electronics announced today that the company will start taking steps this year to replace plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements.

From the first half of 2019, the packaging used currently for Samsung’s products and accessories – ranging from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances – will be substituted with environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics and paper.

Finland's Vaisala introduces new MGP261 situ 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument

January 29, 2019 - 04:14
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VANTAA, Finland, Jan. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurements, today introduces the world’s first in situ 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument, Vaisala MGP261 for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity in demanding environments. This compact measurement instrument is Ex certified up to zone 0, which enables in-line installation also in explosive atmospheres.

UK-based supermarket Morrisons to trial launch of large paper bags for groceries, raises plastic bag prices by 50%

January 29, 2019 - 04:08
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LONDON, Jan. 29, 2019 (The Guardian) -Morrisons is to trial the launch of large paper bags for groceries at supermarket check-outs and is raising the price of its plastic bags by 50%.

The supermarket will now charge 15p instead of 10p for its cheapest standard plastic bag, while testing out US-style paper grocery bags with handles costing 20p.

Valmet to supply new IQ Quality Control System and DNA IQ Dashboard for Papelera del Principado's cartonboard machine in Spain

January 29, 2019 - 03:53

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Quality Control System, a related reporting system and a recently launched Valmet DNA IQ Dashboard to Papelera del Principado, S.A.'s (Paprinsa) cartonboard machine in Spain. The systems will improve machine runnability and the overall quality of the end-product.

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. Typically, the value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

Valmet to supply new IQ Quality Control System and DNA IQ Dashboard for Papelera del Principado's cartonboard machine in Spain

January 29, 2019 - 03:53
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ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Quality Control System, a related reporting system and a recently launched Valmet DNA IQ Dashboard to Papelera del Principado, S.A.'s (Paprinsa) cartonboard machine in Spain. The systems will improve machine runnability and the overall quality of the end-product.

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. Typically, the value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

Norske Skog's FC5 prototype plant produces first in-specification 99% pure Cyrene at its Boyer mill in Australia

January 29, 2019 - 02:06
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OSLO, Norway, Jan. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -On Thursday the 17th of January the first in-specification 99% pure Cyrene™ was produced by the FC5 prototype plant. 165 kg of this product was packaged and shipped to customers in the USA on Friday. This marks a huge milestone for the FC5 project as the entire plant has now been successfully commissioned and operated end-to-end.

Solar farm planned near International Paper mill in Virginia

January 28, 2019 - 18:53
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FRANKLIN, VA, Jan. 28, 2019 (Tidewater News ) -Plans for a 55-megawatt, utility-scale solar farm near International Paper’s Franklin mill received a unanimous favourable recommendation from Isle of Wight County’s Planning Commission on Tuesday.

Tidewater News - Solar farm planned near IP mill

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Greif recognized again for environmental leadership

January 28, 2019 - 18:50
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DELAWARE, OH, Jan. 28, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced today that it was awarded an A- score for environmental leadership by the non-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). CDP operates a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage the impact they make on the environment. The A- Leadership distinction outpaces the overall average of a B- score, along with the North America regional average of C on a scale from A to F.

Samsung Electronics to replace plastic packaging with paper and sustainable materials

January 28, 2019 - 18:48
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SEOUL, Jan. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that the company will start taking steps this year to replace plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements.

From the first half of 2019, the packaging used currently for Samsung’s products and accessories – ranging from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances – will be substituted with environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics and paper.

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