August 2019

Environmental advocacy groups pan union's report on Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia

August 09, 2019 - 18:56
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HALIFAX, NS, Aug. 9, 2019 (Local News) -Environmental advocacy groups are coming out strongly against a report released Wednesday by Unifor claiming 2,700 jobs would be lost if the Northern Pulp paper mill closes.

Jill Graham-Scanlon, president of Friends of the Northumberland Strait, said they are taking those numbers with a grain of salt.

Graham-Scanlon said Northern Pulp has had quite a long time to get their problems sorted out, and it appears the province is no longer interested in giving the company more time to come up with a solution.

American Forests supports Climate Stewardship Act 2019

August 09, 2019 - 12:16
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WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 9, 2019 (Business Wire) -American Forests, the nation’s first forest conservation organization founded in 1875, announced its support for the Climate Stewardship Act that will be introduced with leadership from U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) when Congress reconvenes in September. When introduced, this bill will be the most ambitious reforestation proposal in our nation’s history, surpassing even the New Deal.

Two Sides release new Myths & Facts booklet

August 09, 2019 - 07:58
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CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2019 (Press Release) -Two Sides are pleased to announce the release of their tenth addition of the hugely popular Myths & Facts booklet.

The A5 booklet has had a redesign and is filled with up to dates facts and figures regarding the print and paper industry.

The Myths & Facts booklet has always been a popular resource for Two Sides members helping to dispel the common misconceptions surrounding the industry making it a great tool for promoting the great environmental story print and paper has to tell.

AR Packaging affiliate Flextrus develops new tortilla packaging for Paulig's Santa Maria brand

August 09, 2019 - 06:23

LUND, Sweden, Aug. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -Paulig, owner of the Santa Maria brand, actively strives to reduce their environmental impact and has worked together with Flextrus, a member of AR Packaging, for a few years to develop packaging which protects the products while minimizing its environmental impact.

Evergreen Packaging partners with Rainforest Alliance and FSC to launch Smallholder Access Program in Appalachian states

August 08, 2019 - 13:23
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MEMPHIS, TN, Aug. 8, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in plant-based packaging solutions, is proud to be a founding participant in the Smallholder Access Program (SAP) led by The Rainforest Alliance and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC-C016043). FSC, supports ecologically responsible, socially conscious forest management, and has worked to transform forestry practices globally for nearly 30 years through rigorous, science-based standards and a third-party certification system.

The Recycling Association calls on Indonesian Government to review 0% contamination level on imports of recycled material

August 08, 2019 - 11:14
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DAVENTRY, UK , Aug. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -A letter has been sent to the Indonesian Government, calling on it to review a 0% contamination level on imports of recycled material.

The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin has written to it, outlining how the Association believes that a 0% contamination level is "unworkable" with current sorting technology.

Smurfit Kappa's survey reveals 75% consumers prefer paper-based packaging against less sustainable alternatives

August 08, 2019 - 04:15
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DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has seen a marked increase in the number of companies seeking sustainable packaging alternatives for fresh fruit and vegetables.

The packaging leader, which launched its Better Planet Packaging initiative last year, has been working on a portfolio of products designed to replace less sustainable packaging as many brands come under increasing pressure to become more sustainable. In a recent survey, 75% of consumers indicated a preference for paper-based packaging against less sustainable alternatives.1 

Kadant Black Clawson achieve sales milestone with 10,000 FibreWall Screen Cylinders sold

August 07, 2019 - 17:44
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LEBANON, OH, Aug. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -Kadant Black Clawson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced the fabrication and sale of the 10,000th FibreWall screen cylinder.

The patented FibreWall screen cylinder is designed for the high-efficiency removal of debris and contaminants from pulp. It effectively removes stickies—including micro-stickies—that consist of various adhesives, resins, waxes, inks, and other viscous additives found in the paper making and recycling processes from the pulp furnish.

Greif receives Gold rating in EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility assessment

August 07, 2019 - 09:02
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DELAWARE, OH, Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced it has again been awarded a Gold Rating in sustainability performance by EcoVadis for the second year in a row. EcoVadis is an independent rating agency specializing in the evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), including sustainable development and performance monitoring of suppliers. Greif scored in the top four percent of all companies evaluated by EcoVadis.

WestRock ramps up Porto Feliz box plant; to have grand opening in October

August 06, 2019 - 17:55
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SAO PAULO, Aug. 6, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -WestRock’s CEO Steve Voorhees announced that the company’s new Porto Feliz box plant in Brazil is ramping up production. The company expects to have a grand opening in October, Vooches said during a conference call with investors.

“The Porto Feliz box plant is running very well. Our Valinhos box plant is largely down,” the CEO said, calling the Porto Feliz unit “WestRock's largest and most technically advanced box plant.”