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November 2020

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

November 25, 2020 - 11:30
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 25, 2020 (Press Release) -Today the wood fibre-based packaging alliance 4evergreen held its launch event entitled “Perfecting circularity with fibre-based packaging”. The online event included a panel debate with industry leaders from Stora Enso (Finland), Huhtamaki (Finland), Mars (US), Nestlé (Switzerland) and Smurfit Kappa (Ireland).

Mondelez International removes all plastic trays from its adult selection boxes this Christmas in UK and Ireland

November 25, 2020 - 09:12
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DAVENTRY, UK , Nov. 25, 2020 (Press Release) -When you pick up your yearly chocolate selection box, it might look slightly different this Christmas. Mondelez International, producer of sweet confectionery items including Cadbury Dairy Milk and Maynard Bassetts, has removed all plastic trays from its adult selection boxes in the UK and Ireland this Christmas – the equivalent of 33 tonnes of plastic.

CMPC expands efforts on sustainability to its supply chain in Latin America

November 24, 2020 - 19:13
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SAO PAULO, Nov. 24, 2020 (PPI Latin America) -Chilean pulp and paper producer CMPC is expanding and turning towards its value chain as a key part of its business strategy and efforts to lead the way towards sustainable development. In 2020, the company partnered with the CDP to launch its pilot program for sustainability in the supply chain.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency signs sustainable growth agreement with Nestlé UK and Ireland value chains

November 24, 2020 - 09:02
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STIRLING, Scotland, Nov. 16, 2020 (Press Release) - 

The regulator has signed a Sustainable Growth Agreement with the firm, which currently draws down around 8% of Scottish dairy, processed at its factory in Girvan, South Ayrshire.

The agreement will cover three main areas:

·        Developing circular economy opportunities in food production, food waste and packaging within Scotland for Nestlé UK & Ireland value chains.

Aldi introduces new 100% recyclable cereal packaging for its own-brand boxed cereal

November 24, 2020 - 08:43
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WARWICKSHIRE, UK, Nov. 24, 2020 (Press Release) -Aldi is introducing 100% recyclable packaging for its own-brand boxed cereal.

The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket will replace the plastic inner bags holding the cereal with a recyclable alternative before the end of this year.

The change will replace approximately 650 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic annually – the equivalent to the amount of packaging used by more than 10,000 UK households in a year.

Aldi introduces new 100% recyclable cereal packaging for its own-brand boxed cereal

November 24, 2020 - 08:43

WARWICKSHIRE, UK, Nov. 24, 2020 (Press Release) -Aldi is introducing 100% recyclable packaging for its own-brand boxed cereal.

The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket will replace the plastic inner bags holding the cereal with a recyclable alternative before the end of this year.

The change will replace approximately 650 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic annually – the equivalent to the amount of packaging used by more than 10,000 UK households in a year.

SIG secures 100% of its paper board as FSC-certified to support responsible forest management

November 24, 2020 - 07:52
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NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Nov. 24, 2020 (Press Release) -Today, SIG becomes the first in the industry to announce that, from January 2021, 100% of the paper board used in its packs will be procured as FSC certified and matching Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) standards for responsible sourcing.

DS Smith engages with Viitor Plus association to donate 1,500 recycled cardboard boxes to help plant up to 10,000 trees in Romania

November 24, 2020 - 07:12
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 23, 2020 (Press Release) -DS Smith supports the first virtual tree-planting initiative in the country.

DS Smith has engaged with the Romanian association “Viitor Plus – Asociația pentru dezvoltare durabilă” to donate 1,500 boxes made of recycled cardboard. The boxes are used for shipment of planting kits for the local ‘Adopt a tree’ initiative. As part of the this initiative tree-planting kits are distributed and delivered at the doorstep of each donor.

Asia Pulp & Paper's Foopak Greaseproof board selected by Green Trays to meet plastic ban legislation standards

November 24, 2020 - 06:42
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -In an effort to meet new government mandates to eliminate plastics, Green Trays, one of Mexico’s producers of take-a-way containers and food service trays for the restaurant and hospitality sector has selected APP’s Foopak Greaseproof board for its new line of sustainable, recyclable and compostable packaging. Green Trays can now offer its customer base new sustainable plastic-free solutions for all their home delivery needs.

BillerudKorsnäs’ Xpression E-com paper lowers fossil emissions by 50% than virgin plastic mailer bags

November 24, 2020 - 06:05
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SOLNA, Sweden, Nov. 24, 2020 (Press Release) -E-Commerce mailer bags made from BillerudKorsnäs’ Xpression E-com paper have 50 percent lower fossil emissions than virgin plastic mailer bags and using this leads to the removal of biogenic carbon from the atmosphere. This is proven by a new independent study that compares the environmental impact of different types of e-commerce packaging.

DS Smith and Ipsos MORI's research shows shopping habits may change but consumers continue to prioritise sustainable packaging

November 24, 2020 - 03:51
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LONDON, Nov. 24, 2020 (Press Release) -·    New European research shows that the Covid-19 pandemic has led to new shopping habits - but consumers continue to prioritise sustainable packaging.

·        85% of people say they want to buy products that use as little packaging as possible

·        Almost a third (29%) say they havestopped buying particular brands because their packaging was not sustainable

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