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February 2019

Wendy's partners with NextGen Consortium to strengthen its sustainability commitment and address single-use food packaging waste

February 26, 2019 - 11:23
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DUBLIN, OH, Feb. 26, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Today, The Wendy's Company announced a commitment to advance sustainable packaging solutions in the foodservice industry and its own operations through its partnership with the NextGen Consortium.

ISRI to add Residential Recycling Summit to its lineup of educational workshops at its 2019 Convention & Exposition in Los Angeles, CA from April 8-11

February 26, 2019 - 06:29
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WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Building on its reputation as the premier recycling industry event in the world, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2019 Convention & Exposition will add a Residential Recycling Summit to its lineup of educational workshops. Through seven sessions it will deep dive into the issues surround plastics, paper and residential recycling industries.

Packsize announces commercial availability of X7 Automated Right-sized Packaging System for stackable product orders

February 26, 2019 - 05:32

ORLANDO, FL, Feb. 25, 2019 (Business Wire) -Resolving the e-commerce industry’s need for high-volume, custom-sized box output, Packsize today announced the commercial availability of the X7 Automated Right-sized Packaging System. The X7 meets the high-capacity packaging demands for single or consolidated stackable product orders by achieving order process optimization through advanced packaging automation.

More states consider bans on single use plastics – California, Washington, Oregon, Maine

February 25, 2019 - 19:11
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2019 (Local News) -With statewide restrictions on single-use plastic bags and plastic straws in place, state lawmakers this year will consider a sweeping measure that would force a major reduction of all other single-use plastics.

Graphic Packaging to exhibit new sustainable carton packaging and cooking solutions at Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham, UK from Feb 27-28

February 25, 2019 - 11:19

BRUSSELS, Feb. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Graphic Packaging International, a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products, will unveil new sustainable carton packaging, alongside a cooking solutions showcase, at Packaging Innovations 2019.

Kotkamills highlights efficiency of paper cup production and recycling with its plastic-free barrier board solutions

February 25, 2019 - 10:06
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KOTKA, Finland, Feb. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Fifty years ago, plastic was hailed as the miracle material that would change packaging forever. Today, we are more aware than ever of how plastic – for all its advantages – poses a threat to our environment and well-being. Kotkamills offers more responsible alternatives to disposables that contain plastic.

SCA reports climate impact of its operations for road freight and domestic air travel as part of its annual report

February 25, 2019 - 04:54
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STOCKHOLM, Feb. 25, 2019 (PRNewswire) -SCA is for the first time reporting the company's impact on the climate as part of its Annual Report, to be published on February 27. At a seminar in Stockholm, SCA reported the positive effect on the climate from forest growth and substitution, as well as the climate impact of its operations. The net effect is positive and is equivalent to the total of emissions from road freight and domestic air travel in Sweden.

Parcelhub adds fulfilment services to its portfolio of carrier management and tracking support

February 25, 2019 - 04:48
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NOTTINGHAM, UK, Feb. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Parcelhub, the leading multi-carrier shipping and eCommerce solution provider, has added fulfilment services to its unique portfolio of carrier management and tracking support for retailers, brands, wholesalers, printers and publishers.

The Parcelhub fulfilment service can be tailored by companies who need to outsource storage, shipping and stock management of printed matter, apparel, daily deals products, gifts, homewares, PC hardware, novelty goods and subscription boxes.

Scottish Government publishes analysis of its consultation on Scotland’s deposit return scheme

February 25, 2019 - 04:35
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STIRLING, UK, Feb. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -The Scottish Government has today published the analysis of its consultation on Scotland’s deposit return scheme.

More than 3,000 responses were received from individuals and organisations, indicating the high level of public interest.

The Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham announced publication at the International Marine Conference in Glasgow. With an estimated 80% of marine litter coming from land-based sources, Scotland's deposit return scheme could play an important role in tackling this problem.

Valmet signs ten-year operation and maintenance agreement with Uni Viridas for its biomass power plant in Babina Greda, Croatia

February 25, 2019 - 04:07
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet and Uni Viridas have signed a ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for the biomass power plant in Babina Greda, Croatia. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2019 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The cooperation of the companies started in 2011, and in 2015 Valmet began to operate and maintain the biomass power plant on behalf of the customer.

UK-based promotional products supplier B-Loony launches new BalloonGrip cardboard balloon holder

February 25, 2019 - 03:58

CHESHAM, UK , Feb. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -BalloonGrip is the world’s first cardboard engineered balloon holder, designed to secure and distribute air inflated latex balloons for giveaways and promotions.

Answering the urgent need for an alternative to plastic balloon sticks, the fully patented* BalloonGrip is made from sustainable raw materials which are fully biodegradable. Easily assembled for high volume balloon giveaways and suitable for both children and adults, the BalloonGrip is currently available in colourful party colours, or a natural wood effect.

Valio achieves goal of producing all of its cartons from plant-based products

February 25, 2019 - 01:45

HELSINKI, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -In 2015, Valio was the first company in the world to start using plant-based cartons and announced a lofty goal: by the end of 2018, all of its gable top milk, sour milk, cream and yoghurt cartons sold in Finland will be fully plant-based. We have now achieved this goal, and these cartons are currently being made of fully plant-based materials. Next, Valio intends to expand the use of plant-based packaging in other products.

Plant-based packages reduce our carbon footprint