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October 2020

Mondi’s sustainable development report 2019 recognised in Top Performer category by WBCSD

October 22, 2020 - 05:13
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VIENNA, Austria, Oct. 22, 2020 (Press Release) -Mondi’s Sustainable Development report 2019 is named in the ‘Top Performer’ category, honouring the top ten overall reports, from an annual review of the sustainable development reporting of leading global companies by WBCSD.

Pitney Bowes releases its new Parcel Shipping Index report

October 22, 2020 - 04:40
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STAMFORD, CT, Oct. 12, 2020 (Press Release) -Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, data and financial services, today released the latest Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index. The annual report found that global parcel volume surpassed 100 billion in 2019, reaching 103 billion. More than three of every five parcels shipped in the world’s major markets are generated by China. Over 3000 parcels were shipped every second in 2019 in the world’s 13 major markets.

Toscotec to supply second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer to Cartones Y Papeles Del Risaralda's mill in Colombia

October 22, 2020 - 03:45
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LUCCA, ITALY, Oct. 22, 2020 (Press Release) -Toscotec will supply a second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer to the Colombian tissue manufacturer Cartones Y Papeles Del Risaralda. The new TT SYD will replace a cast iron Yankee on PM1 at its Risaralda mill in Western Colombia.

Toscotec’s Steel Yankee dryer will increase PM1’s production capacity, while reducing its overall specific consumptions through a substantial reduction of the hoods’ drying contribution.

UPM and Guides and Scouts of Finland join forces to increase understanding on topics concerning climate change and responsibility

October 22, 2020 - 02:26
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HELSINKI, Oct. 22, 2020 (Press Release) -UPM and the Guides and Scouts of Finland have initiated a cooperation in order to increase the dialogue and understanding between young people, companies and policy makers especially on topics concerning climate change and responsibility. UPM finds it important to understand the expectations of its stakeholders and to constantly develop its operations increasingly sustainable.

Lessebo Paper commits to develop high-performance and environmentally responsible papers and boards for international markets

October 22, 2020 - 02:14
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LESSEBO, SWEDEN , Oct. 22, 2020 (Press Release) -As a Swedish producer of paper, Lessebo Paper is committed to developing high-performance and environmentally responsible papers and boards for the international markets. Despite the challenging circumstances with Covid-19, Lessebo Paper can see an increase of interest in their eco-friendly papers.

Enforcement on New York single-use plastic bag ban begins after six month delay

October 21, 2020 - 19:14
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NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2020 (Local News) -A statewide law banning single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, delis, and superstores will finally be enforced on Monday, following months of delay triggered by a lawsuit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bag Waste Reduction Law took effect on March 1st as part of the state's eco-friendly goal of reducing the number of bags used across New York State, which currently stands at 23 billion a year. Businesses were initially given a grace period until April 1st, to give them time to adjust to the new law without getting fined.

Budweiser Brewing Group in UK & Ireland eliminates all plastic rings, eliminating 250 tonnes of plastic annually

October 21, 2020 - 15:46
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LONDON, Oct. 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, a proud part of AB InBev, today announces that its iconic portfolio of beers is now plastic-ring free - eliminating 250 tonnes of plastic every year across its full canned beer range, including Budweiser, Bud Light and Stella Artois. In total, combined with decreasing its usage of plastic shrink wrap, the brewer has removed 850 tonnes of plastic waste, the equivalent weight of 67 double decker buses, from its supply chains.

Germany-based POLAR Mohr introduces AirGo Jog for autonomous print finishing

October 21, 2020 - 10:53
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HOFHEIM, Germany, Oct. 21, 2020 (Press Release) -POLAR Mohr, the Hofheim (Germany) based machine building and technology company, has developed an innovation for postpress finishing. The POLAR AirGo Jog processes entire layers fully automatically. An integrated blower unit is crucial for the systems’ success.

Driven by the vision of autonomous end-to-end print finishing, POLAR-Mohr (Hofheim) presents the AirGo Jog. The product innovation had its world premiere during the HD Innovation Week.

Pactiv Evergreen commits to 100% recycled, recyclable or renewable materials by 2030

October 21, 2020 - 10:29
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MEMPHIS, TN, Oct. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -In a new sustainability report, Pactiv Evergreen has announced a new goal that by 2030, 100% of its products will be made with recycled, recyclable or renewable materials.

“Consumers and brands are increasingly looking for sustainable packaging solutions. Pactiv Evergreen is committed to meeting those market demands,” said John McGrath, the company’s CEO. “We are nearly two-thirds of the way towards our goal based on 2019 net revenues, and in the next decade, we will work to achieve that 100% goal.”

Pactiv Evergreen commits to 100% recycled, recyclable or renewable materials by 2030

October 21, 2020 - 10:29
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MEMPHIS, TN, Oct. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -In a new sustainability report, Pactiv Evergreen has announced a new goal that by 2030, 100% of its products will be made with recycled, recyclable or renewable materials.

“Consumers and brands are increasingly looking for sustainable packaging solutions. Pactiv Evergreen is committed to meeting those market demands,” said John McGrath, the company’s CEO. “We are nearly two-thirds of the way towards our goal based on 2019 net revenues, and in the next decade, we will work to achieve that 100% goal.”

Sofidel receives recognition for its commitment as Promoting Founder member of Global Compact Network Italy

October 21, 2020 - 10:14
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PORCARI, LUCCA, Italy, Oct. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -As part of the fifth “Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum”organized in Rome on 13 and 14 October, the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) was celebrated.

On this occasion, the Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI) Foundation honoured the “Promoting Founder” companies and organizations that have created and nurtured the activities of the Italian Network over the years. These include Sofidel Group, represented by the Chief Executive Officer Luigi Lazzareschi.

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