July 2019

Unilever launches first wrapper-less ice-cream multipack for its Solero Organic Peach with 35% less plastic

July 31, 2019 - 12:52
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    LONDON, June 13, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Pioneering trial sees 35% less plastic in Solero Organic Peach pack compared to original Solero Organic pack
  • The trial is part of Unilever’s #GetPlasticWise ‘Five Point Plastic Plan’ which aims to rethink plastic

Today Unilever announces the launch of the first wrapper-less ice-cream multipack for Solero Organic Peach, with 35% less plastic compared to the original Solero Organic pack with individual plastic wrappers.

Unilever launches first wrapper-less ice-cream multipack for its Solero Organic Peach with 35% less plastic

July 31, 2019 - 12:52
    LONDON, June 13, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Pioneering trial sees 35% less plastic in Solero Organic Peach pack compared to original Solero Organic pack
  • The trial is part of Unilever’s #GetPlasticWise ‘Five Point Plastic Plan’ which aims to rethink plastic

Today Unilever announces the launch of the first wrapper-less ice-cream multipack for Solero Organic Peach, with 35% less plastic compared to the original Solero Organic pack with individual plastic wrappers.

Amcor listed in FTSE4Good Index Series for its environmental, social and governance practices

July 31, 2019 - 08:26
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CHICAGO and MELBOURNE, Australia , July 31, 2019 (Press Release) -Amcor, the world’s leading global packaging company, has been confirmed as part of the FTSE4Good Index Series (FTSE4Good) for its strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

FTSE4Good is managed by FTSE Russell of the London Stock Exchange Group and is designed to identify companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices against globally recognized standards. The index, which was created in 2001, has included Amcor every year since 2006.

Lincolnshire Waste Partnership to start separate paper and cardboard collection trial in Boston, South Holland and North Kesteven, UK

July 31, 2019 - 03:16
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LINCOLN, UK, July 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Over 7,500 homes in Boston, South Holland and North Kesteven will take part in a separate paper and cardboard collection trial this Autumn.

The year-long trial, run by the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, aims to boost the quality and amount of paper recycled.

Cllr Eddy Poll, Chairman of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, said: “This scheme gives us the opportunity to do something differently so we can improve the quality of our recycling so it can be properly recycled, as our residents expect.

Boxed Water Is Better to provide its 100% recyclable and paper-based cartons to US-based restaurateur Creamline to reduce plastic pollution

July 30, 2019 - 13:30

HOLLAND, MI , July 30, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Boxed Water Is Better, a company that provides an alternative to plastic bottles by producing pure water in 100% recyclable and paper-based cartons, today announced a new contract with New York-based Creamline.  Creamline, a multi-unit restaurant concept offering American Classics with a focus on local ingredients and sustainability, has been committed to working with eco-friendly vendors since their opening in Chelsea Market in 2015.

Boxed Water Is Better to provide its 100% recyclable and paper-based cartons to US-based restaurateur Creamline to reduce plastic pollution

July 30, 2019 - 13:30
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HOLLAND, MI , July 30, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Boxed Water Is Better, a company that provides an alternative to plastic bottles by producing pure water in 100% recyclable and paper-based cartons, today announced a new contract with New York-based Creamline.  Creamline, a multi-unit restaurant concept offering American Classics with a focus on local ingredients and sustainability, has been committed to working with eco-friendly vendors since their opening in Chelsea Market in 2015.

SIG to invest Euro 180 million in a second state-of-the-art aseptic carton packaging plant in Suzhou, China

July 30, 2019 - 13:04
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NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , July 30, 2019 (Press Release) -As the Asia-Pacific region continues to be one of the major growth engines for aseptic carton packaging, SIG has announced investment in the region with the construction of a second production plant in Suzhou, China.

Smurfit Kappa designs new innovative eCommerce packaging solution to lead impressive sales growth for flower provider

July 30, 2019 - 11:01

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has created an innovative eCommerce packaging solution which has led to an impressive growth in sales for a fresh flower provider.

Jardines de Los Andes is a leading Colombian flower grower that developed a brand called ‘Enjoy Flowers’ to target customers through the eCommerce channel.

Chemical distribution specialist Brenntag completes acquisition of Desbro Group in Kenya and UAE

July 30, 2019 - 09:21
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ESSEN, Germany, July 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has completed the acquisition of the chemical distribution business of Desbro Group in Kenya and the UAE. Completion of the acquisition of Desbro Group in Tanzania and Uganda is expected to take place in the following weeks. The acquisition agreements were signed in September 2018.

EU-funded project aims to develop pioneering food packaging materials

July 30, 2019 - 06:21

BRUSSELS, July 30, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -Stora Enso and Voith Paper are both involved in an EU-funded project on innovative cellulose-based materials for food packaging that are both recyclable and compostable.

The goal is to develop two production processes in order to move from proof of concept level to validating the technology in an industrial environment.

BEUC: New lab test shows EU needs rules on chemicals used in making coffee cups, straws and other paper food packaging

July 30, 2019 - 05:35
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BRUSSELS, July 25, 2019 (Press Release) -A new lab test shows that food packaging made of coloured paper and cardboard - such as coffee cups and straws - may contain and release chemicals originating from the inks used for printing. Paper is the second most used food packaging material after plastic. Unlike plastics, however, there are no EU rules governing paper’s use as a food contact material.

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