August 2019

SIG supports state-of-the-art environmental lifecycle assessment confirming cartons compare favourably with reusable glass bottles

August 06, 2019 - 12:26
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NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -A state-of-the-art environmental lifecycle assessment (LCA) has confirmed that single-use beverage cartons compare favourably with reusable glass bottles – and outperform single-use PET bottles – across the fresh milk, juice and UHT milk market segments.

The results of the critically reviewed LCA study are based on an in-depth analysis of the German beverage packaging market, with expert review and oversight by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

SIG supports state-of-the-art environmental lifecycle assessment confirming cartons compare favourably with reusable glass bottles

August 06, 2019 - 12:26

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -A state-of-the-art environmental lifecycle assessment (LCA) has confirmed that single-use beverage cartons compare favourably with reusable glass bottles – and outperform single-use PET bottles – across the fresh milk, juice and UHT milk market segments.

The results of the critically reviewed LCA study are based on an in-depth analysis of the German beverage packaging market, with expert review and oversight by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

Graphic Packaging Europe wins Masternaut Gold Fleet award for reducing its CO2 output in the UK

August 06, 2019 - 09:43
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ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products, Graphic Packaging International Europe (“GPI”) has been awarded the Masternaut Gold Fleet award.

Working with fleet telematics provider Masternaut, GPI used fleet management telemetry and data to reduce the environmental impact of its logistics operations across its UK supply chain, and in doing so has achieved the Masternaut Gold Fleet award for reduction in its CO2output.

Graphic Packaging Europe wins Masternaut Gold Fleet award for reducing its CO2 output in the UK

August 06, 2019 - 09:43
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ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products, Graphic Packaging International Europe (“GPI”) has been awarded the Masternaut Gold Fleet award.

Working with fleet telematics provider Masternaut, GPI used fleet management telemetry and data to reduce the environmental impact of its logistics operations across its UK supply chain, and in doing so has achieved the Masternaut Gold Fleet award for reduction in its CO2output.

Klingele Group's Managing Partner Dr. Jan Klingele appointed First Vice Chairman of International Corrugated Case Association

August 06, 2019 - 05:48
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REMSHALDEN, Germany , Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Dr. Jan Klingele, Managing Partner of the Klingele Group, is appointed First Vice Chairman of the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA). The Klingele Group is one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and packaging made of corrugated board. The ICCA is the global association for the corrugated board industry; its goal is primarily to promote public awareness of the industry, represent its concerns and support the activities of its members.

ABB to supply EPC for project to increase production and reduce environmental impact of Sappi's Saiccor mill in South Africa

August 06, 2019 - 05:35
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WESTERVILLE, OH, Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi, the world’s largest producer of dissolving wood pulp, has chosen digital technology leader ABB to supply engineering, procurement and construction for the electrical, control and instrumentation portion of their project Vulindlela. The project is an ambitious plan to increase mill production by approximately 14 percent while reducing the pulp mill’s environmental impact.

bpi protec survey indicates lack of awareness on plastic film recycling among customers in UK

August 06, 2019 - 03:40
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BROMBOROUGH, UK, Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -bpi protec, a company of Berry Global, has released the detailed findings of a study to identify consumers’ understanding regarding the recyclability of plastic films.

The major quantitative research asked over 1,000 UK consumers their opinion on a variety of questions in relation to plastic film recycling, with the full results revealed at the Environmental Packaging Summit on 16th July and in bpi protec’s latest White Paper.1

UK McDonald's new paper straws cannot be recycled, should be put into general waste

August 05, 2019 - 16:18
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LONDON, Aug. 5, 2019 (BBC) -McDonald's new paper straws - described as "eco-friendly" by the US fast food giant - cannot be recycled.

Last year, it axed plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK branches as part of a green drive.

But the US fast food giant says the new paper straws are not yet easy to recycle and should be put into general waste.

BBC - McDonald's paper straws cannot be recycled

Coveris shortlisted as finalist in five categories by UK Packaging Award

August 05, 2019 - 09:50

VIENNA, Austria, Aug. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -The UK Packaging Award shortlists have been revealed and Coveris has been announced as a finalist in five categories. This is a record number of categories for Coveris in these awards, the industry’s largest celebration of packaging each year in the UK where quality, performance and excellence is recognised.

Sonoco releases its 2018-19 corporate responsibility report

August 05, 2019 - 09:03
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HARTSVILLE, SC, Aug. 5, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco, one of the largest sustainable, diversified global packaging companies, today released its 2018-19 Corporate Responsibility Report highlighting the Company’s ongoing efforts to achieve greater packaging sustainability and recycling and included an update on the ongoing efforts to improve environmental, governance and social measures.

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Palm's swing machine PM 2 at Aalen mill in Germany stops newsprint production to focus exclusively on RCCM production

August 05, 2019 - 04:16
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AALEN, Germany, Aug. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -PM 2 at the Aalen paper mill was installed in 1983 as a swing machine for Newsprint and recycled corrugated base paper.

Its flexibility was due to two independent flows of pulp. The continuously reduced demand for Newsprint has forced Palm to convert the papermachine to RCCM. Here the focus lies on light weight grades. Paper supply for customers in Newsprint is covered by the modern high performance machines in Eltmann (PM 1 and PM 3) and King’s Lynn (PM 7).

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