February 2019

Smurfit Kappa becomes official partner of International Wine in Box contest in Toulouse, France, on March 22

February 28, 2019 - 12:15

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box and Vitop, the experts in comprehensive Bag-in-Box packaging solutions, are official partners of the International Wine in Box Competition once again this year.

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has had a strategic partnership with this wine contest since it began five years ago. It has become a benchmark for consumers from all over the world, bringing together over 100 producers from different countries.

Kotkamills among winners in global innovation initiative NextGen Cup Challenge

February 28, 2019 - 09:16
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KOTKA, Finland, Feb. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Kotkamills has been announced as one of the winners in the global innovation initiative NextGen Cup Challenge, launched by the NextGen Consortium that advances the introduction of food packaging alternatives. Kotkamills sees this recognition as a confirmation for its commitment to revolutionize paper cup production and recycling with its plastic-free next-generation barrier board solutions.

WRAP and OPRL form strategic partnership to meet UK recycling targets

February 28, 2019 - 06:00
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BANBURY, UK, Feb. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -WRAP and OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) have today announced a strategic partnership which sets out how the two organisations will work together towards meeting the UK’s recycling targets.

To achieve packaging recycling targets of 70% by 2030 (Circular Economy package target) and 70% of plastic packaging by 2025 (The UK Plastics Pact target), the partnership will focus on:

BIR: France defines conditions for objects and chemicals classified as wastes to become products again

February 28, 2019 - 05:07
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BRUSSELS, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -With the publication last December of an "Arrêté", France is defining the conditions for objects and chemicals that were classified as “wastes” to become “products” again. Only certain waste objects and chemicals are covered by this new text: printer cartridges, paper / plastic / wood / metal / glass packaging, end-of-life tires, waste electrical and electronic equipment, waste textile / clothing, and furniture items, amongst other specific wastes suitable for reuse.

EU Parliament, Council sign provisional agreement on road connectivity in the event of no-deal Brexit

February 28, 2019 - 04:15
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BRUSSELS, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the Romanian presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a set of temporary and limited measures to ensure basic road freight and road passenger connectivity in order to mitigate the most severe disruption in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a negotiated agreement. The measures agreed today will enable UK-licenced road hauliers and coach and bus operators to carry goods and passengers between the UK and the remaining 27 member states.

Closed Loop Partners announces 12 winners of its NextGen Cup Challenge to redesign fiber to-go cup and create recyclable compostable cup

February 28, 2019 - 01:25

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2019 (PRNewswire) -The NextGen Consortium, convened by Closed Loop Partners,  announced today the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge - an open-sourced, global innovation challenge to redesign the fiber to-go cup and create a widely recyclable and/or compostable cup.

After a rigorous four-month review process by an esteemed group of judges including NextGen Consortium business leaders, as well as experts in recycling, composting and packaging, the Challenge narrowed the nearly 500 submissions from over 50 countries down to 12 winners.

Colombier bio barrier coating announced as winner in Closed Loop Partners’ NextGen Cup Challenge

February 28, 2019 - 01:22
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MIJDRECHT, The Netherlands, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -The NextGen Consortium, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announced today the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge - an open-sourced, global innovation challenge to re-design the fiber to-go cup and create a widely recyclable and/or compostable cup.

After a four-month review process by an esteemed group of judges including NextGen Consortium business leaders, as well as experts in recycling, composting and packaging, the Challenge narrowed the nearly 500 submissions from over 50 countries down to 12 winners.

Korean beauty supply firm AmorePacific adopts eco-friendly paper packaging

February 27, 2019 - 19:59
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SEOUL, Feb. 27, 2019 (Local News) -Nowadays, products purchased online are typically delivered in a big box with bubble wrap for protection. But once the package is safely delivered, the packaging becomes nothing more than waste.

AmorePacific Corp., however, has chosen to make use of paper packaging materials instead of bubble wrap.

What seems like a small and insignificant change is the result of hard work, with an eye to the environment.

Sappi joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition to improve its supply chain sustainability

February 27, 2019 - 11:06
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JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain.

APP reports less loss of natural forest cover after utilizing Maxar Technologies’ MDA RADARSAT-2-Powered forest alert service

February 27, 2019 - 10:51
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RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, today announced that its Forest Alert Service (FAS) space-based capabilities have enabled Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) pulpwood suppliers to more strategically monitor forest cover loss in conservation areas and meet their commitment to stakeholders that conservation forest areas were not cleared in connection with the production of their products.

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