September 2019

DS Smith becomes first net positive recycler among integrated packaging makers and reports progress against its long-term sustainability goals

September 23, 2019 - 05:27
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LONDON, Sept. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith, the leading provider of sustainable packaging, has today announced it is the first integrated packaging manufacturer to be a net positive recycler – meaning it is involved in recycling a greater volume of materials than it manufactures. This places it at the forefront of the circular economy movement across Europe, with over 5.1 million tonnes of recyclable material collected, sorted, reprocessed or transported by its Recycling division.

Sonoco announces further digital capabilities for its EcoTect recycled packaging board utilized in folding carton applications

September 23, 2019 - 04:48

HARTSVILLE, SC, Sept. 19, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco, one of the most sustainable, diversified global packaging companies, today announced further digital capabilities for EcoTect packaging board, a 100% recycled paperboard, utilized in folding carton applications. Virtual Packaging of Grapevine, Texas, converted EcoTect into a custom gift box using their new all-digital Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press and Highcon Beam cutting system.

UPM recognized as one of 36 Global Compact LEAD participants for its commitment to corporate responsibility

September 23, 2019 - 02:54
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HELSINKI, Sept. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM will today be recognised as a Global Compact LEAD participant for its strong commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business. The recognition will be addressed to only 36 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York. UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

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Metsä Fibre files environmental permit application concerning Kemi bioproduct mill with Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland

September 20, 2019 - 12:27
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ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 20, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre has today, on 20 September 2019, filed the environmental permit application concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland.

Sappi North America to launch new Spectro C2S paperboard at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, NV from Sep 23-25

September 20, 2019 - 10:46

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, announced the launch of its new grade of paperboard packaging – Spectro C2S. The company will showcase its full line of paper packaging products during PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, Nev. from Sept. 23-25, 2019.

Circular Plastics Alliance: 100+ signatories commit to use 10 million tons of recycled plastic in new products by 2025

September 20, 2019 - 10:08
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BRUSSELS, Sept. 20, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, more than 100 public and private partners covering the whole plastics value chain will sign the declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance, which promotes voluntary actions for a well-functioning EU market in recycled plastics.

The declaration lays out how the alliance will reach the target of 10 million tons of recycled plastic used to make new products every year in Europe, by 2025. This target was set by the European Commission in its 2018 Plastics Strategy, as part of its efforts to boost plastics recycling in Europe.

Coca-Cola European Partners to remove 4,000 tonnes of single-use plastic by swapping shrink wrap for cardboard

September 19, 2019 - 05:01
    UXBRIDGE, UK, Sept. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Hard-to-recycle shrink wrap to be replaced with 100% recyclable cardboard packaging for multipack cans
  • Move supports Coca-Cola’s Action on Packaging commitments to make 100% of their packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

PMP to rebuild press and dryer section at APP’s Pindo Deli Mill in Indonesia

September 19, 2019 - 02:23
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JELENIA GORA, Poland, Sept. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Paper Machinery Producer (PMP) recently signed a contract for the delivery of two rebuilds for the Press and Dryer Section for Asia Pulp & Paper Sinar Mas’ (APP) Pindo Deli Mill in Indonesia. The agreement is the result of an earlier successful cooperation between PMP and APP, signed off in August 2018.

DS Smith Tecnicarton to showcase its new industrial packaging solutions at EMPACK2019 in Porto, Portugal from Sep 18-19

September 18, 2019 - 10:11

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -The company chooses for this occasion the whole range for the automotive industry and the transport and protection of bulky and difficult to handle products.

DS Smith Tecnicarton will be present once again at EMPACK2019, which will be held in Oporto on 18 and 19 September and will showcase its latest innovations in industrial packaging.

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