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February 2021

Kemira increases prices of polymers in EMEA as of March 8

February 26, 2021 - 08:05
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HELSINKI, Feb. 25, 2021 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces an update on price increases for all polymer products in the EMEA region across all segments. This revised announcement replaces the information published on January 26th, 2021.

Recent weeks have seen continued increases in the cost of key raw materials driven by tight supply and strong demand in Europe and globally. Hence, additional price adjustments are needed to compensate for higher costs incurred.

ADEPT's 18th waste impacts survey reveals continued impact of COVID-19 on UK waste services

February 26, 2021 - 07:29
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MANCHESTER, UK, Feb. 24, 2021 (Press Release) -Only 40% of responding councils report that their Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are operating normally according to the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) 18th waste impacts survey.

Metsä Fibre signs agreement with Caverion Teollisuus for all electrical and ICT installations at its sawmill in Rauma, Finland

February 26, 2021 - 06:41
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 26, 2021 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has signed an agreement with Caverion Teollisuus on the electrical and ICT installations of the world’s most modern sawmill, to be built in Rauma.

Thimm to purchase electricity from renewable energy sources to reduce future CO2 emissions by more than 30 percent

February 26, 2021 - 05:15
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NORTHEIM, Germany , Feb. 26, 2021 (Press Release) -Thimm, the family business, will purchase its electricity in future from renewable energy sources. The transition of all Thimm sites to climate-neutral green electricity is planned for 2021. This measure will enable the company to reduce future CO2emissions by more than 30 percent. CO2-neutral electricity is mainly sourced from hydroelectric power plants.

Thimm to purchase electricity from renewable energy sources to reduce future CO2 emissions by more than 30 percent

February 26, 2021 - 05:15
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NORTHEIM, Germany , Feb. 26, 2021 (Press Release) -Thimm, the family business, will purchase its electricity in future from renewable energy sources. The transition of all Thimm sites to climate-neutral green electricity is planned for 2021. This measure will enable the company to reduce future CO2emissions by more than 30 percent. CO2-neutral electricity is mainly sourced from hydroelectric power plants.

Valpak signs partnership agreement with Circular&Co to develop sustainable products from hard to recycle materials

February 25, 2021 - 11:18
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STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, UK, Feb. 24, 2021 (Press Release) -The UK’s largest compliance scheme Valpak and circular design specialists, Circular&Co. have announced a partnership agreement which will see them work together to develop sustainable products from hard to recycle materials.

Aldi commits to remove plastic packaging from its entire egg range by 2025

February 25, 2021 - 10:56
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ESSEN, Germany, Feb. 25, 2021 (Press Release) -Aldi has committed to remove plastic packaging from its entire egg range.

The supermarket is switching from plastic packaging to pulp trays on its remaining egg lines, meaning all egg packaging in England and Wales will be plastic-free by the end of the year.

The change will see the removal of 900 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic each year – equating to 24 million pieces of plastic.

Kotkamills expresses concern that EU SUP Directive's unsuccessful interpretation may place environmentally unique product into wrong category

February 25, 2021 - 05:14
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KOTKA, Finland, Feb. 24, 2021 (Press Release) -Kotkamills, the developer of the Finnish innovation, a plastic-free consumer board product that can be recycled and repulped up to six times, is concerned that the unsuccessful interpretation of the EU Directive could place the environmentally unique product into the wrong category. The use of plastic must be reduced and, ideally, discontinued where not needed. Why doesn’t the EU clearly support this development, asks CEO Markku Hämäläinen.

Smurfit Kappa launches new paper-based Safe&Green innovative punnet portfolio for fresh produce market

February 25, 2021 - 03:35

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 25, 2021 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa is launching its innovative punnet portfolio in Europe. The “Safe&Green” portfolio is Smurfit Kappa’s paper-based, sustainable solution to plastic packaging for fresh produce, and consists of unique designs that are 100% renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable.

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