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March 2021

Metsä Fibre lays foundation stone at its new modern sawmill in Rauma, Finland

March 29, 2021 - 07:27
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ESPOO, Finland, March 26, 2021 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is building the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma, Finland. The construction work began in May 2020, and the sawmill’s foundation stone was laid on Thursday 25 March 2021. Due to the coronavirus situation, the foundation stone was laid by Harri Haapaniemi, Project Director, and Liisa-Maija Perävainio, Sawmill Director, without external participants.

Ence's general board approves annual accounts for 2020 financial year at its general shareholders’ meeting

March 29, 2021 - 03:51
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MADRID, Spain, March 26, 2021 (Press Release) -The General Board of Ence – Energía y Celulosa has approved the annual accounts for the 2020 financial year in a session held electronically, due to the health crisis situation and the current state of alarm.

The President of Ence, Ignacio Colmenares, has indicated in his intervention that 2020 has been a complicated year from which, however, the company has come out stronger, thanks to the prudence with which it has faced the pandemic. “Ence is today stronger and more resilient,” he said.

Tetra Pak moves to reduce littering with its portfolio of tethered cap solutions

March 29, 2021 - 03:44
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 29, 2021 (Press Release) -Tetra Pak today announces it is ready to deploy its portfolio of tethered cap solutions. The portfolio brings numerous benefits to food and beverage manufacturers and consumers, as the company builds on its vision of the most sustainable food package. These benefits include minimising litter, as the cap will stay attached to the package. The carbon footprint can also be reduced because the company’s tethered caps are planned to become available as a plant-based option, therefore increasing the renewable content of the package.

ECMA: European paper recycling demonstrates high level of resilience in light of severe global disruptions

March 26, 2021 - 13:48
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HAGUE, The Netherlands, March 26, 2021 (Press Release) -Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry, has been closely monitoring market developments in reaction to the material waste import ban by the Chinese authorities including paper for recycling, the redirection of global flows of paper for recycling and structural changes in paper consumption and collection during the Covid-19 crisis.

Boxes and packaging helps UK-based leading manufacturer of tiles in switching to recyclable packaging solution

March 26, 2021 - 13:35

BIRMINGHAM, UK, March 25, 2021 (Press Release) -A leading manufacturer of tiles in the UK has switched to a recyclable packaging solution after working with our design team in the North.

The brief from the customer was to remove all non-recyclable packaging from an existing solution, whereby display boards were dispatched across the UK on wooden pallets and shrink wrapped.

Elopak provides its 500ml Pure-Pak cartons to Boxed Water for its new flavored water range

March 26, 2021 - 13:22

OSLO, Norway, March 25, 2021 (Press Release) -The best packaging in North America just went full color.

It is now over a decade since Boxed Water is Better was launched in the US as the leading sustainable alternative to plastic bottles and aluminum cans. A pioneer in the campaign against global plastic waste, today Boxed Water has entered a new era for forest-based packaging, reducing reliance on fossil fuels for a better planet.

Elopak provides its 500ml Pure-Pak cartons to Boxed Water for its new flavored water range

March 26, 2021 - 13:22
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OSLO, Norway, March 25, 2021 (Press Release) -The best packaging in North America just went full color.

It is now over a decade since Boxed Water is Better was launched in the US as the leading sustainable alternative to plastic bottles and aluminum cans. A pioneer in the campaign against global plastic waste, today Boxed Water has entered a new era for forest-based packaging, reducing reliance on fossil fuels for a better planet.

Stora Enso supports YM Group's decision of switching from polywrap to paper envelopes

March 26, 2021 - 12:50
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HELSINKI, March 25, 2021 (Press Release) -Leading UK print company YM Group decided it was time to get serious about plastic waste. Their decision to migrate from polywrap to paper envelopes turned out to be a smart move for reasons beyond eco-efficiency.

A growing body of evidence points to the devastating effects of plastic pollution. Only nine per cent of plastic waste is recycled, and most of it ends up in landfills or the environment. According to the World Economic Forum, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. 

Voith completes successful start-up of complete paper production line to Green Bay Packaging in Wisconsin

March 25, 2021 - 13:28
    HEIDENHEIM, Germany and GREEN BAY, WI , March 25, 2021 (Press Release) -
  • Voith's performance and technological leadership were crucial factors for award of order
  • Voith is the first single company to supply a complete paper production line for a U.S. project
  • Testliner machine starts up successfully on schedule

ADEPT's 20th waste impacts survey reveals Household Waste Recycling Centres still under pressure due to COVID-19

March 25, 2021 - 13:02
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MANCHESTER, UK, March 25, 2021 (Press Release) -Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are still under pressure, mostly because of COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) 20th waste impacts survey has found.

UK ministers introduce latest proposals to transform waste and boost recycling to fight plastic pollution

March 25, 2021 - 12:42
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LONDON, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -Landmark reforms that will boost recycling, tackle plastic pollution and reduce litter have taken a step forward today (Wednesday 24 March) as ministers from across the UK unveil the latest proposals to overhaul the waste and resources sector.

Powers in the Government’s landmark Environment Bill could be used to make manufacturers more responsible for the packaging they produce and incentivise consumers to recycle more.

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