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February 2020

ABB launches its Induction xP Plus actuator for paper and packaging manufacturers to improve efficiency, safety and product quality

February 05, 2020 - 11:06
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WESTERVILLE, OH, Feb. 5, 2020 (Press Release) -Technology leader ABB today announces the launch of its Induction xP Plus actuator for paper and packaging manufacturers seeking a powerful, efficient, rapid-acting and safe method for controlling caliper on paper machines calenders.

Cepi welcomes EU's “International Conference on Forests for Biodiversity and Climate” to discuss EU forest in Brussels

February 05, 2020 - 07:51
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BRUSSELS, Feb. 5, 2020 (Press Release) -This week, the European Commission is hosting the “International Conference on Forests for Biodiversity and Climate” in Brussels to discuss pressures on EU forest ecosystems due to, among others,  climate change as well as how to best protect forests and their biodiversity for a climate neutral and climate resilient land.

Tetra Pak scores double ‘A’ by CDP for leading efforts against climate change and protecting forests

February 05, 2020 - 07:42
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland , Feb. 5, 2020 (Press Release) -Tetra Pak has been commended for its climate action and driving sustainable sourcing in its supply chain for the fourth time, achieving a place on the global environmental impact non-profit CDP's prestigious ‘A List’ based on the company’s reporting in 2019. Reporting to CDP highlights Tetra Pak’s commitment to transparency and measurement of its sustainability positioning.

Södra's forestry harvesting operations impacted by mild weather

February 05, 2020 - 06:20
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VÄXJÖ, Sweden, Feb. 3, 2020 (Press Release) -Mild weather during the autumn and winter period has impacted harvesting operations in some parts of Södra’s forestry operations area. Harvesting operations will now be diverted to land with sufficient soil compaction to prevent driving damage. Wood supplies to the mills are still on track.

NLWA partners with seven north London boroughs to launch first ‘Low Plastic Zone’ in response to consumer demand in London

February 05, 2020 - 04:44
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    LONDON, Feb. 5, 2020 (Press Release) -
  • 95% of consumers want their local businesses to reduce single-use plastics
  • People report feeling worried, frustrated and sad at amount of single-use plastic in shops

Storage tank at Neucel’s vacant Port Alice, BC pulp mill collapses, prompting spill hazard fears

February 04, 2020 - 18:16
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PORT ALICE, BC , Feb. 4, 2020 (Global News) -Residents in northern Vancouver Island are growing worried about a potential environmental disaster near Port Alice, where heavy rains have damaged a storage tank at a long-closed pulp mill.

Photos of the crumpled roof of the tank at the Neucel pulp mill were posted to social media Thursday by local photographer Douglas Bradshaw.

In an email Saturday, Bradshaw said the site has been sitting as an “environmental time bomb” since the mill shuttered operations and laid off a majority of its employees five years ago.

TI Media wraps all UK subscriber copies in sustainably sourced and FSC accredited paper

February 04, 2020 - 10:30
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    LONDON, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -
  • 8m items of polyethylene removed from supply chain
  • Carbon footprint of supply chain reduced
  • TI Media sustainability group to continue reviewing green innovations in packaging and the supply chain

TI Media is now delivering all 42 UK subscriber titles in sustainably sourced and FSC accredited paper, cutting out 10.8 million* items of polyethylene a year. The paper wrap is carbon balanced and will offset an estimated 144 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions a year**.

Two Sides North America partners with FPAC to change misleading green claims

February 04, 2020 - 09:32
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CHICAGO, IL, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -To address misleading environmental claims, Two Sides North America and FPAC have worked together with several Canadian organizations to change their marketing messages related to print and paper. This partnership addresses misleading claims such as “go green – go paperless” and “save trees” which are regularly used by financial institutions, utility providers and governmental organizations to encourage customers to switch from paper to less costly electronic bills and statements.

Veolia to launch Sustainable Packaging Academy to increase circular economy and tackle problem of packaging waste

February 04, 2020 - 07:56
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LONDON, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -As part of the drive to increase the circular economy and tackle the problem of packaging waste, Veolia, is launching  a Sustainable Packaging Academy that makes it easier to improve manufacturers’ environmental credentials. Designed to close the link between producers and recyclers, this new initiative will provide businesses with the opportunity to better understand packaging circularity and future-proof packaging design.