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December 2020

Tetra Pak achieves double ‘A’ score from CDP for global climate and water stewardship

December 10, 2020 - 10:27
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland , Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -Tetra Pak has been recognised for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious A List for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect forests – two of the three environmental themes covered by CDP. Tetra Pak is the only company in the carton packaging sector to be included in the CDP leadership band for five years in a row and to score an outstanding double ‘A’ for climate and forests in 2020. 

HH Global announces renewal of EcoVadis Gold Corporate Social Responsibility status for third successive year

December 10, 2020 - 10:19
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LONDON, Dec. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -HH Global is delighted to announce the renewal of our EcoVadis Gold Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) status for the third successive year, in recognition of sustainability achievements.

HH Global is delighted to announce the renewal of our EcoVadis Gold Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) status in recognition of sustainability achievements.

The EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment is an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of CSR into their business and management systems.

AFRY commits to Science Based Targets initiative to tackle global climate crisis

December 10, 2020 - 09:32
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STOCKHOLM, Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -As part of the mission to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable society, AFRY now commits to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The purpose is to step up the ambition to tackle the global climate crisis and for AFRY to become a net zero-carbon operation.

Valmet enhances offering of Valmet Paper Lab for linerboard applications

December 10, 2020 - 09:16
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ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -Valmet enhances the offering of Valmet Paper Lab, an automated paper testing laboratory, for linerboard applications. In recent years, a large share of the Valmet Paper Lab deliveries has already been for linerboard applications. With a new S-Test module, Valmet Paper Lab offers a complete laboratory package for linerboard producers.

Metsä Spring and Valmet begin construction of 3D fibre product pilot plant in Äänekoski, Finland

December 10, 2020 - 08:57
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ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet begin construction of the 3D fibre product pilot plant in Äänekoski, Finland. The pilot plant enables testing and further development of the novel process for producing of a new type of packaging solution.The greenfield building will host the pilot line, which converts wood fibre into ready-to-use 3D fibre products, which, in turn, can replace similar packaging solutions made from plastic and aluminium.

The Paper Bag releases new white paper to enhance brand value by making paper carrier bags necessary for better customer experience

December 10, 2020 - 08:38
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden and PARIS, France , Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -Sustainability is one of the most pressing concerns for consumers today. Their attitude towards the environment is increasingly reflected in their purchasing decisions. What do retailers and brands have to consider when responding to the public’s growing expectations to ensure economic growth? What role does sustainable packaging play in a brand’s profile?

Metsä Fibre continues its ongoing preparatory work at its bioproduct mill project in Kemi, Finland

December 10, 2020 - 08:05
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ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -Preparatory work belonging to the pre-engineering for the Kemi bioproduct mill project of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, continues with new preparation activities in the mill area. The preparatory work facilitates the construction of the mill following a possible investment decision. The decision on the EUR 1.5 billion investment in the new bioproduct mill could be made in the early 2021 at the earliest, after the environmental permit process has been completed and other prerequisites for the decision are met.

The Navigator Company receives “A” rating from CDP for its actions to reduce climate risks

December 10, 2020 - 01:12
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LISBON, Portugal , Dec. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -The Navigator Company has once again been given an “A” rating by the CDP (previously known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) in a world survey assessing company action on climate change, achieved by only 3% of companies evaluated throughout the entire world.

UK retailer Tesco cuts 20 million pieces of plastic from its Christmas range

December 09, 2020 - 18:26
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WELWYN GARDEN CITY, UK, Dec. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -Tesco has removed over 20 million pieces of plastic from this year’s Christmas range. Crackers, lights, cards and puddings have all been produced using less single use plastic:

    Tesco’s own label crackers are plastic free for the first time – they will include non-plastic presents and are now sold without plastic in cardboard packaging. This cuts over 14 million pieces of plastic from the seasonal range.

    312,000 Christmas lights will instead be sold in recyclable cardboard packaging.

Northern Pulp to seek new effluent treatment plant at Nova Scotia mill in 2021

December 09, 2020 - 18:14
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HALIFAX, NS, Dec. 9, 2020 ( -The Pictou County kraft pulp mill idled in January in order to comply with the Boat Harbour Act, which mandated the closure of its effluent treatment plant.

Premier Stephen McNeil refused to extend the Boat Harbour Act to allow the mill to continue operating as it sought environmental approval for its controversial proposed replacement effluent treatment plant.

Canada’s forest sector offers recommendations to federal government on green recovery

December 09, 2020 - 18:13
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OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) releasedInnovative, Sustainable, Resilient: Recommendations from Canada’s Forest Sector to Drive Economic Recovery and a Net-Zero Carbon Future.The report, submitted to the federal government, outlines how Canadian forestry workers, forest management, and forest products can help kickstart a green economic recovery. At today’s launch, FPAC President and CEO, Derek Nighbor, issued the following statement:

Kadant Black Clawson to complete stock preparation line for Cascades' conversion to containerboard at Ashland, VA, mill

December 09, 2020 - 12:16

LEBANON, OH, Dec. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -Kadant Black Clawson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., announced it has received an order from 819 Virginia LLC, a subsidiary of Cascades Inc., to supply the complete stock preparation solution for its new production line at its Ashland, Virginia facility.