February 2019

Scottish Environmental Services Association expresses deep concern on Scotland’s lack of preparedness for 2021 landfill ban

February 27, 2019 - 10:41
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EDINBURGH, UK , Feb. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -As the national media in Scotland start to raise real concerns, the Scottish Environmental Services Association (SESA), the voice of Scotland’s resources and waste management industry, today expressed deep concern on Scotland’s lack of preparedness for the 2021 landfill ban.

AR Packaging launches gas tight pressed board tray concept as replacement of plastic trays

February 27, 2019 - 10:20

LUND, Sweden, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -AR Packaging is first on the market to present a gas tight pressed board tray packaging for chilled foods as a replacement of plastic trays. The Group’s combined expertise in barrier materials and pressed board tray production has enabled an efficient solution well suited for giving a shelf life of at least 18 days.

Smurfit Kappa restarts RCCM PM 1 after successful wet-end rebuild at its Roermond mill in the Netherlands

February 27, 2019 - 05:41
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -After 35 days of a complete rebuild of the wet-end, Smurfit Kappa Roermond restarted the PM1 on Friday February 22nd according to plan.

The paper machine is now commissioned to produce LW and High Performance grades.

 

Voith successfully starts up NipcoFlex press rebuild for Jianhui Paper's PM 3 in Duangong, China

February 27, 2019 - 05:16
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  • KUNSHAN, China, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • 19th NipcoFlex press rebuild successfully started up in Duangong, China
  • 20th NipcoFlex press rebuild already in execution
  • NipcoFlex improves paper quality and increases machine capacity, while lowering energy consumption and maintenance costs, compared to conventional presses
  • Over 30 million euros saved annually

UK-based supermarket chain Iceland launches plastic free trial giving customers option to buy loose fruit and veg

February 27, 2019 - 04:46
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DEESIDE, UK, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Deeside based Iceland has launched a trial giving customers the option of buying loose fresh fruit and vegetables at a cheaper price than plastic-packaged products in a greengrocer style aisle.

The trial has been launched today at Iceland’s Food Warehouse concept store in North Liverpool and will see 35 product lines sold loose and another 27 switched to plastic-free packaging alternatives.

UK-based supermarket chain Iceland launches plastic free trial giving customers option to buy loose fruit and veg

February 27, 2019 - 04:46

DEESIDE, UK, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Deeside based Iceland has launched a trial giving customers the option of buying loose fresh fruit and vegetables at a cheaper price than plastic-packaged products in a greengrocer style aisle.

The trial has been launched today at Iceland’s Food Warehouse concept store in North Liverpool and will see 35 product lines sold loose and another 27 switched to plastic-free packaging alternatives.

Two Sides' investigation reveals 40% of local councils found to be greenwashing

February 27, 2019 - 04:09
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DAVENTRY, UK , Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -An investigation by Two Sides has found over 40% of local councils to be using unsubstantiated and misleading environmental claims about printed communication.

Following an increasing number of individual “Greenwash” cases involving local councils being reported to Two Sides, an investigation was undertaken to identify the scale of misleading claims made by local government.

Walmart announces new plastic packaging waste reduction commitments by leveraging its private brand program

February 27, 2019 - 02:31
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BENTONVILLE, AR, Feb. 26, 2019 (Business Wire) -Walmart today issued a bold new set of plastic waste reduction commitments by leveraging its massive private brand program. The new commitments, announced at Walmart’s annual supplier forum, are expected to impact over 30,000 SKUs. The move is designed to help get to the heart of the problem by focusing on the retailer’s private brand packaging, building upon existing efforts to reduce plastic waste in Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club operations, and encouraging national brand suppliers to set similar packaging goals.

SCA reports climate impact for first time in its Annual Report for 2018

February 27, 2019 - 01:57
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SUNDSVALL, Sweden , Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -SCA has today, February 27, published the company’s Annual Report for 2018. The report presents for the first time the impact the company’s operations have on the climate. The effect is positive and is equivalent to emissions from road freight and domestic air travel in Sweden.

Short-line consolidator United Rail acquires New England Southern Railway in New Hampshire

February 26, 2019 - 17:46
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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -United Rail, Inc. , a short line railroad consolidator and owner of the SmartRail brand for electronic Precision Railroading and brand licensor, today announced that it has acquired theNew England Southern Railroad, a freight short line railroad, located in Concord, New Hampshire.

Cellwood Machinery to supply rebuild at Arctic Paper mill in Kostrzyn, Poland

February 26, 2019 - 17:38
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NASSJO, Sweden, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Cellwood Machinery AB to supply rebuild of PM1 Couch- and Press Pulper at Arctic Paper Kostrzyn Mill.

The rebuild is a part of a capacity increase project and after the rebuild, these Pulpers will be able to handle 580 TPD.

Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A. is the largest manufacturer of offset papers in Poland and the second largest manufacturer of graphical papers.

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