February 2020

UK waste management company Biffa announces three-year waste management contract with Mitchells & Butlers

February 19, 2020 - 09:08
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HIGH WYCOMBE, UK, Feb. 17, 2020 (Press Release) -Biffa, the leading UK sustainable waste management company, has announced a new three-year waste management contract with Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK.

The new contract, which is for three years, sees Biffa supporting Mitchells & Butlers to improve its recycling efficiencies. The contract covers their entire estate of over 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants dealing with their food, glass, cardboard and general recycling.

International Paper appoints Sophie Beckham as first chief sustainability officer

February 19, 2020 - 09:06
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MEMPHIS, TN, Feb. 19, 2020 (PRNewswire) -International Paper, a leading producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has named its first-ever chief sustainability officer as it prepares to advance its contributions to the circular economy. Sophie Beckham will lead the company's recently announced Vision 2030, which demonstrates its commitment to building a better future for people, the planet and the company.

Zero Waste Scotland launches 'Ditching Disposables' scheme with wide range of community partners

February 19, 2020 - 08:12
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STIRLING, UK, Feb. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -Zero Waste Scotland will deliver a total of 14 projects with a wide range of community partners over the next 12 months to tackle a range of single-use items, from coffee cups to water bottles and food packaging. 

Supported by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the scheme will see organisations from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, Caithness, Stirling, and East and West Lothian trial alternatives to single-use products – such as reusable and packaging-free options.

Amcor partners with Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council to improve recyclability of plastic products within healthcare

February 19, 2020 - 05:26
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ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 17, 2020 (Press Release) -Amcor’s partnership with the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) will help foster more sustainable practices and innovation across the healthcare industry.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches sustainable and safe specialty line of confectionary papers

February 19, 2020 - 03:32
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HELSINKI, Feb. 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched its enhanced line of sustainable and safe specialty papers geared towards the confectionary market, known as Delicitera Confectionary Papers.

With its impactful shelf presence and renewable properties, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Delicitera Confectionery Papers drive food packaging differentiation in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. Customized solutions are created for customers by combining an array of visual, functional and sustainable benefits.

CN Rail discusses impact from ongoing rail blockades; Prince Rupert, BC, port reopens

February 18, 2020 - 18:24
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REGINA, SK, Feb. 18, 2020 (Local News) -CN Rail is hoping rail movement will remain open after protesters blocking rail access to the port of Prince Rupert took down their blockade on Thursday.

Sean Finn, executive vice-president of CN Rail, said they are working to fix the grain backlog that started after the protests began.

Finn said he’s hopeful the blockades are not restored.

CKRM - CN Rail discusses impact from ongoing rail blockades

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Port Panama City in Florida opens new east terminal on purchased WestRock mill property

February 18, 2020 - 18:18
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PANAMA CITY, FL, Feb. 18, 2020 (Local News) -Port Panama City welcomed the first cargo ship into its newly opened East Terminal on Tuesday.

Located off South East Avenue, the state-of-the-art facilities feature a 32-feet-deep channel to Saint Andrews Bay as well as a 26,000-square-foot warehouse.

According to Wayne Stubbs, executive director of the port, the addition will allow the area to expand alongside the cargo industry for years to come.

ProAmpac to build Collaboration & Innovation Center near Rochester, NY

February 18, 2020 - 17:48

CINCINNATI, Feb. 18, 2020 (Business Wire) -ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging today announced that it will build a Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC) at its manufacturing facility near Rochester N.Y. The CIC will play an important role in accelerating ProAmpac’s product development, application testing and analytical capabilities, the company said.

Stora Enso introduces new barrier boards to replace plastic in food packaging

February 18, 2020 - 16:59
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HELSINKI, Feb. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is expanding its range of renewable packaging materials by introducing new dispersion barrier materials for paper cups and food packaging. The new barrier solution responds to market demands for eco-friendly, renewable and recyclable packaging materials to replace plastics in food service applications.

Stora Enso introduces new barrier boards to replace plastic in food packaging

February 18, 2020 - 16:59

HELSINKI, Feb. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is expanding its range of renewable packaging materials by introducing new dispersion barrier materials for paper cups and food packaging. The new barrier solution responds to market demands for eco-friendly, renewable and recyclable packaging materials to replace plastics in food service applications.

Stora Enso introduces new barrier boards to replace plastic in food packaging

February 18, 2020 - 16:59
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HELSINKI, Feb. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is expanding its range of renewable packaging materials by introducing new dispersion barrier materials for paper cups and food packaging. The new barrier solution responds to market demands for eco-friendly, renewable and recyclable packaging materials to replace plastics in food service applications.

Two Sides' Anti-Greenwash campaign reports 131 companies remove misleading anti-paper statements in 2019

February 18, 2020 - 10:04
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CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -Since 2010, the Two Sides global campaign has changed or removed misleading environmental claims of over 500 organizations, including many of the world’s largest corporations.

2019 was the busiest year to date for Two Sides’ anti-greenwash campaign. Globally, 388 organizations were found to be using unsubstantiated claims about print and paper’s impact on the environment. These organizations were identified by Two Sides throughout Europe, North and South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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