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February 2020

Huhtamaki increases use of renewable fiber and nearly 70% of its product portfolio consists of fiber-based products

February 06, 2020 - 09:00
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 6, 2020 (Press Release) -The food industry is among the several fields that are introducing wood and fiber based raw materials at an accelerating pace. Huhtamaki is increasing the use of renewable and versatile materials, such as paper and cardboard, and nearly 70% of Huhtamaki’s product portfolio is already made of fiber-based products.

Metsä Board scores A- in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating for both Water and Forest programs

February 06, 2020 - 08:26
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 6, 2020 (Press Release) -CDP, an international non-profit organisation, has again acknowledged Metsä Board, part of the Metsä Group. Metsä Board scored A- both in the CDP’s Water and Forest programmes. In addition, Metsä Board scored A- in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating, which assesses the companys’ actions in managing fossil carbon dioxide emissions and in engaging supply chain to mitigate climate change. Earlier this year Metsä Board was nominated on the CDP Climate A List for the fourth consecutive year.

AR Packaging to strengthen operational footprint in Switzerland

February 06, 2020 - 06:17
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BRUSSELS, Belgium, Feb. 6, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) -AR Packaging is looking at ways to increase its operational footprint in Switzerland. With the recent acquisitions of rlc packaging group and K+D, the firm ramped up its footprint in central Europe. “Analysis following the recent takeovers has shown the need to take actions in Switzerland,” the company said in a statement, adding that one alternative is to focus production at the K+D plant in St. Gallen.

FPAC and Forests Ontario issue joint statement signalling nature-based solutions to fight climate change

February 06, 2020 - 06:06
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OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2020 (Press Release) -As delegates gather in Ottawa to attend Nature Canada’s climate solutions summit, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Forests Ontario issued a joint statement signalling the support of Canada’s renewable forest sector to advance nature-based solutions to help fight climate change.

James Cropper supports Cup Cube installation part of Hubbub’s The Cup Fund in London, UK

February 06, 2020 - 05:16
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KENDAL, UK, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -The ‘Cup Cube’ was an installation on London's South Bank as part of Hubbub’s The Cup Fund - the UK's largest grant fund to boost coffee cup recycling, supporting ambitious projects nationwide in setting up bespoke coffee cup schemes. Hubbub explains that there’s capacity in the UK to recycle cups (via James Cropper CupCycling), but there isn’t currently the infrastructure to make it easy for the public to do their bit.

James Cropper supports Cup Cube installation part of Hubbub’s The Cup Fund in London, UK

February 06, 2020 - 05:16

KENDAL, UK, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -The ‘Cup Cube’ was an installation on London's South Bank as part of Hubbub’s The Cup Fund - the UK's largest grant fund to boost coffee cup recycling, supporting ambitious projects nationwide in setting up bespoke coffee cup schemes. Hubbub explains that there’s capacity in the UK to recycle cups (via James Cropper CupCycling), but there isn’t currently the infrastructure to make it easy for the public to do their bit.

LEIPA to use mobile SAP Fiori apps to optimize procurement process for waste paper

February 06, 2020 - 01:58
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MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 5, 2020 (Press Release) -Innovation is at the top of the LEIPA Group agenda. In order to live up to its own high standards internally, the company, with a history of over 170 years, has now brought two SAP experts on board: Tieto and Consulting Talents.

Oji Holdings announces first practical realization of Cellulose Nano-Fiber sheet for materials used in table tennis rackets

February 06, 2020 - 01:08
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TOKYO, Feb. 6, 2020 (Press Release) -Oji Holdings Corporation (President: Masatoshi Kaku, Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) announces the first practical realization of Cellulose Nano-Fiber sheet (hereinafter CNF sheet) for materials used in table tennis rackets of Darker Co. Ltd. (President: Kazuhiko Okada, Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) for general consumers.

Sonoco Alloyd introduces new EnviroSense PaperBlister as alternative to traditional thermoformed plastic blister packaging

February 06, 2020 - 00:40

HARTSVILLE, SC, Feb. 5, 2020 (Globe Newswire) -The Alloyd Division of Sonoco, one of the most sustainable diversified global packaging companies, today announced the introduction of its first, all-paper retail blister package. The new EnviroSense PaperBlister provides an alternative to the more traditional thermoformed plastic blister package that is found prominently in retail outlets around the world.

CONAI Board of Directors approves restructuring of environmental contribution for paper, plastic, and wood packaging, effective Jan. 1

February 05, 2020 - 11:50
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MILAN, Italy, Jan. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -After assessing the requests of the Comieco, Corepla, and Rilegno Consortia for Packaging Materials, the CONAI Board of Directors approved the restructuring of the Environmental Contribution for paper, plastic, and wood packaging, which will come into force on 1 January 2020.

The decision was made in order to continue to ensure an economic balance that guarantees the resources necessary to achieve the objectives of recovering and recycling packaging waste throughout Italy.

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