September 2019

Skechers announces 85% reduction of plastic in its 170 million pairs of footwear shipped annually

September 30, 2019 - 23:20
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MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, Sept. 26, 2019 (Business Wire) -Global footwear brand Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) announced that since 2016, the Company has reduced its use of plastic in its footwear packaging by 85 percent to 10 percent of its foot forms, all of which is recyclable. The achievement is part of an aggressive strategy to increase the Company’s use of sustainable packaging worldwide: 99 percent of Skechers-branded shoeboxes meet FSC®standards for responsible sources, and 94 percent are recyclable*, along with all of the Company’s tissue paper packaging.

Tupperware India to end single-use plastic from packaging, use recyclable paper

September 30, 2019 - 23:18
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NEW DELHI, Sept. 30, 2019 (Local News) -Kitchenware and culinary brand Tupperware India has announced to stop the usage of single-use plastic for product packaging from October 1, and instead use recyclable paper based compostable packaging material.

In a statement, the company has said that the transition would increase the company's expenditure by around 7 per cent, but the company would not pass on the rise in cost to the consumers.

Sappi introduces new Algro Design portfolio of paperboards

September 30, 2019 - 13:13

ALFELD, Germany , Sept. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Communicating brand values and product characteristics in an emotional way and staging them in an appropriate manner is becoming increasingly important for brand manufacturers. To connect with the end consumer, they need to have paperboards that enhance the visual and tactile experience. In response to these needs, Sappi is now introducing the next generation of its popular and proven Algro Design portfolio – with an enhanced paperboard version and a change of name.

Walki presents its packaging solutions as part of its "Zero Waste Future" sustainability platform at FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany

September 30, 2019 - 13:07

ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Recyclability. Compostability. Renewability. Walki is building its sustainability platform "Zero Waste Future" on these three pillars. The manufacturer of carton- and paper-based barrier packaging solutions presented its progress towards this goal at FachPack in Nuremberg from 24 to 26 September.

UK supermarket chain Asda introduces 100% recyclable steak packaging

September 30, 2019 - 11:44

LEEDS, UK, Sept. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -In-line with its ongoing commitment to ‘use less and recycle more’, and ahead of National Recycle Week (September 23 – 29), Asda is today announcing the move of its range of Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Steaks into recyclable cardboard trays.

The removal of over two million black plastic trays across its entire Aberdeen Angus steak offering will see over 50 tonnes of plastic saved annually – with the price remaining unchanged – providing steak-loving households with quality steak at great value.

UK supermarket chain Asda introduces 100% recyclable steak packaging

September 30, 2019 - 11:44
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LEEDS, UK, Sept. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -In-line with its ongoing commitment to ‘use less and recycle more’, and ahead of National Recycle Week (September 23 – 29), Asda is today announcing the move of its range of Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Steaks into recyclable cardboard trays.

The removal of over two million black plastic trays across its entire Aberdeen Angus steak offering will see over 50 tonnes of plastic saved annually – with the price remaining unchanged – providing steak-loving households with quality steak at great value.

UK supermarket chain Asda to launch supermarket first - range of plastic-free living herbs

September 30, 2019 - 11:40
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LEEDS, UK, Sept. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Asda has announced it will be launching a supermarket first - a range of plastic-free living herbs.

All of Asda’s living herbs, which are currently sold in a plastic pot with a plastic wrap, will be moving into a new, more sustainable container called a 'plug'.

The plastic wrap will also be replaced by a paper sleeve to protect the herbs, making the entire product plastic-free, which will save 45.6 tonnes of plastic each year.

Boxes and Packaging receives FSC certification

September 30, 2019 - 08:51
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BIRMINGHAM, UK, Sept. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Boxes and Packaging is proud to be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.

FSC Friday (which takes place on 27th September) is dedicated to raising awareness of products that are FSC certified and encouraging more people to support this through the choices they make. It’s a celebration of forestry and through a series of global events aims to highlight the importance of responsible forest management and the part it plays in business, economic and consumer choices.

Voith and US-based aerospace and defense company Moog intend to form JV to expand hydrostatic servo-hydraulics business

September 30, 2019 - 08:28
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HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Sept. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -The global technology company Voith Group and Moog Inc., both developers, manufacturers and suppliers of electric, hydraulic and hybrid drive solutions, are currently in talks to form a joint venture based in Rutesheim. The project provides for a strategic partnership to expand the hydrostatic servo-hydraulics business in various industrial markets.

Ence's new 46 MW biomass generation plant in Huelva generates its first megawatt of renewable energy from biomass for Red Eléctrica

September 30, 2019 - 08:00
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MADRID, Spain, Sept. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -The new 46 MW biomass generation plant that Ence is building in Huelva has already joined the Red Eléctrica and has generated its first megawatt of renewable energy from biomass.

The new installation will continue in the testing phase until December, when it is expected to complete this previous test period and make it into official operation. The plant has been built following the best available techniques and can produce an estimated 299,000 MWh of electricity per year, equivalent to the energy needs of almost 56,000 people.

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Biffa Waste Services ordered to pay total of £599,912 for breaching waste exports regulations by Wood Green Crown Court

September 30, 2019 - 05:49
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LONDON, Sept. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Following an investigation by the Environment Agency (EA), one of the UK’s largest waste management companies - Biffa Waste Services Ltd - has been ordered to pay a total of £599,912 for breaching waste exports regulations.

In June, Biffa was found guilty after a three week trial of sending contaminated household waste, described as waste paper, to China between May and June 2015. Exports of unsorted household recycling waste from the UK to China are banned.

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