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November 2020

Paulig tests its first batch of UPM's BioVerno naphtha-based coffee packaging

November 30, 2020 - 02:15
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HELSINKI, Nov. 30, 2020 (Press Release) - 

Finnish food and beverage company Paulig is testing UPM BioVerno naphtha, made from tall oil, as a raw material for its packaging.The first test batch with Paulig Café New York has been successfully packed and released to market.

UPM BioVerno is produced from tall oil, a residue of pulp making, in the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery. In the new laminate tested over the half of the material used in the Paulig coffee packs is tall oil-based.

Körber Tissue introduces Myfaceroll masks for daily disposable use for crowded environments

November 27, 2020 - 06:02
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LUCCA, Italy, Nov. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Increasing the protective effectiveness of surgical masks by ensuring 99.8% bacterial filtration and a surface that is always clean on the outer side: this is what is achieved through the combined use of two masks, a "traditional" surgery and a biodegradable bamboo single-sheet, made with a Körber Tissue patent, which guarantees greater protection in the most crowded environments such as airports, transport vehicles, shopping malls, and school settings.

BIR Ambassadors' provides recycling sector update as it continues its vital work amid patchwork of COVID restrictions

November 27, 2020 - 03:47
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Although successful trials with various vaccines are offering hope for the medium and long term in the fight against the Coronavirus, the pandemic appears certain to remain a significant factor in business activities until well into next year. For an update on how the recycling industry is coping with current business conditions, BIR has sought expert feedback from its Ambassadors representing various countries and regions around the world.

Södra launches Liquid Forest range of sustainable bioproducts

November 27, 2020 - 01:19
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VÄXJÖ, Sweden, Nov. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -Swedish forest industry Group Södra has launched Liquid Forest, a pioneering range of bioproducts: biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine. The Liquid Forest brand is a concept that offers the market and customers an opportunity to choose climate-smart products derived from sustainably-managed forests from the company’s 53,000 forest-owning members in southern Sweden.

Södra launches Liquid Forest range of sustainable bioproducts

November 27, 2020 - 01:19
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VÄXJÖ, Sweden, Nov. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -Swedish forest industry Group Södra has launched Liquid Forest, a pioneering range of bioproducts: biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine. The Liquid Forest brand is a concept that offers the market and customers an opportunity to choose climate-smart products derived from sustainably-managed forests from the company’s 53,000 forest-owning members in southern Sweden.

Södra launches Liquid Forest range of sustainable bioproducts

November 27, 2020 - 01:19
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VÄXJÖ, Sweden, Nov. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -Swedish forest industry Group Södra has launched Liquid Forest, a pioneering range of bioproducts: biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine. The Liquid Forest brand is a concept that offers the market and customers an opportunity to choose climate-smart products derived from sustainably-managed forests from the company’s 53,000 forest-owning members in southern Sweden.

Södra launches Liquid Forest range of sustainable bioproducts

November 27, 2020 - 01:19
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VÄXJÖ, Sweden, Nov. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -Swedish forest industry Group Södra has launched Liquid Forest, a pioneering range of bioproducts: biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine. The Liquid Forest brand is a concept that offers the market and customers an opportunity to choose climate-smart products derived from sustainably-managed forests from the company’s 53,000 forest-owning members in southern Sweden.

UPM receives approval from DINAMA as civil court of Uruguay rejects claims of non-compliance in environmental permits for its pulp mill project in Uruguay

November 26, 2020 - 12:06
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PASO DE LOS TOROS, Uruguay, Nov. 23, 2020 (Press Release) -The civil court in Uruguay issued today its ruling in the case where members of a local group Movement for a Sustainable Uruguay (Movus) on November 5, 2020 claimed a breach of the environmental permits by UPM regarding the installation of the new pulp mill in the department of Durazno that may cause imminent environmental damage.

Cepi: Paper industry supports European Parliament's call for new industrial strategy to be aligned with EU climate-neutrality objective

November 26, 2020 - 11:49
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe, a report by Italian Member of the European Parliament Carlo Calenda (S&D – Envi Committee).

The report calls for the new industrial strategy - planned for publication in March next year - to be in line with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050 and to create the conditions for an innovative, inclusive, resilient, digitalised society.

DS Smith warns poor packaging will cause e-commerce delays this Christmas

November 26, 2020 - 11:41
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    LONDON, Nov. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -
  • E-commerce set for a record Christmas, with Brits planning to buy an extra 145 million extra presents online – taking the total to over 1bn for the first time.
  • However, poorly designed packaging will result in nearly 150,000 unnecessary delivery journeys and close to 2,500 extra tonnes of CO2 being released.
  • Bad packaging also impacts customer experience: just 16% would buy again from a brand if their item was delivered damaged.

Sappi Southern Africa scores platinum medal status in EcoVadis Sustainability Rating

November 26, 2020 - 03:45
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JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 25, 2020 (Press Release) -Globally accredited sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis has scored Sappi Southern Africa Platinum Medal status in its assessment of how well the company has integrated sustainability principles into its business and management system.

4evergreen holds its launch event Perfecting circularity with fibre-based packaging

November 25, 2020 - 12:28
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 25, 2020 (Press Release) -Today the wood fibre-based packaging alliance 4evergreen held its online launch event entitled “Perfecting circularity with fibrebased packaging”. The launch event included a panel debate with industry leaders from Stora Enso (Finland), Huhtamaki (Finland), Mars (US), Nestlé (Switzerland) and Smurfit Kappa (Ireland). It highlighted the alliance’s vision to advance circularity of fibre-based packaging further and introduced the sector’s existing circular and sustainable best practices.

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