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March 2021

AF&PA issues statement in support of RECYCLE Act.

March 25, 2021 - 03:57
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WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in support of U.S. Senators Rob Portman’s (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow’s (D-MI) and Representatives David Joyce’s (R-OH) and Dean Phillips’ (D-MN) introduced legislation, the RECYCLE Act. U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Susan Collins (R-ME) are original cosponsors of this legislation. 

Huhtamaki's Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business' president Eric Le Lay appointed as president of EPPA, effective March 24, 2021

March 25, 2021 - 03:06

ESPOO, Finland, March 25, 2021 (Press Release) -Eric Le Lay, President of Huhtamaki’s Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business, has been appointed President of the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) as of March 24, 2021. Representing Europe’s leading manufacturers of paper and fiber-based food and foodservice packaging, EPPA promotes food safety, circular solutions, and lower carbon emissions.

Smurfit Kappa develops new BioShift UV-C Chamber Case packaging solution for Signify's antibacterial light

March 24, 2021 - 13:29

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has designed a new integrated packaging system following close collaboration with Signify, the world leader in connected LED lighting systems, by designing the BioShift UV-C Chamber Case, used to ship and transport UV-C lights that have significant antibacterial properties, which kill germs and viruses.

ATA truck tonnage index fell 4.5% in February; severe winter weather impacted much of the country

March 24, 2021 - 13:02
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ARLINGTON, VA, March 23, 2021 (Press Release) -American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 4.5% in February after rising 1.8% in January. In February, the index equaled 110 (2015=100) compared with 115.2 in January.

Two Sides: paper-based packaging industry’s strong support and investment in recycling transforms circularity of paper products in reality

March 24, 2021 - 12:36
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CHICAGO, IL, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -In so many fundamental ways, environmental sustainability is baked into the nature of the paper and paper-based packaging industry – from the ability and financial incentive to regrow its primary raw material to the biodegradability of its products. As the call for the circularity of product lifecycles is growing louder, paper has always had a head start. And the industry’s strong support and investment in recycling has transformed the circularity of paper products from vision to reality.

Two Sides: paper-based packaging industry’s strong support and investment in recycling transforms circularity of paper products in reality

March 24, 2021 - 12:36
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CHICAGO, IL, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -In so many fundamental ways, environmental sustainability is baked into the nature of the paper and paper-based packaging industry – from the ability and financial incentive to regrow its primary raw material to the biodegradability of its products. As the call for the circularity of product lifecycles is growing louder, paper has always had a head start. And the industry’s strong support and investment in recycling has transformed the circularity of paper products from vision to reality.

Bremen-based subsidiary Senning offers paper product packaging lines flexibly converted from paper to film and vice versa

March 24, 2021 - 11:40
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SCHWAEBISCH HALL, GERMANY, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -In 2021, Optima is continuing to drive its sustainability strategy forward. The company focuses on honest packaging solutions that take into account circular economy principles and deliver true sustainability. Paper packaging is one possibility. Effective immediately, the new Bremen-based subsidiary Senning is offering paper product packaging lines such as napkins that can be flexibly converted from paper to film and vice versa. Retrofits are also possible.

Bremen-based subsidiary Senning offers paper product packaging lines flexibly converted from paper to film and vice versa

March 24, 2021 - 11:40
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SCHWAEBISCH HALL, GERMANY, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -In 2021, Optima is continuing to drive its sustainability strategy forward. The company focuses on honest packaging solutions that take into account circular economy principles and deliver true sustainability. Paper packaging is one possibility. Effective immediately, the new Bremen-based subsidiary Senning is offering paper product packaging lines such as napkins that can be flexibly converted from paper to film and vice versa. Retrofits are also possible.

Two Sides: International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness of all type of forest found globally

March 24, 2021 - 09:19
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DAVENTRY, UK, March 19, 2021 (Press Release) -If you go down to the woods today…

The International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness of all type of forest all over the world. Discover everything they do for us and what we can do for them.

Two Sides: International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness of all type of forest found globally

March 24, 2021 - 09:19
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DAVENTRY, UK, March 19, 2021 (Press Release) -If you go down to the woods today…

The International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness of all type of forest all over the world. Discover everything they do for us and what we can do for them.

Flender and Schaeffler introduce innovative and eco-friendly packaging system “SMART Box”, reusable transport box for large size bearings

March 24, 2021 - 05:17
    BOCHOLT, Germany, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -
  • Flender and Schaeffler develop innovative “SMART Box”, a reusable transport box for large size bearings
  • The modular design of the box ensures improved handling and reduced storage space
  • "SMART Box” provides an innovative solution for environmental and climate protection

DS Smith reveals new data showing surge in demand for fully recyclable and more sustainable packaging options for e-commerce

March 24, 2021 - 05:05

LONDON, March 24, 2021 (Press Release) -Consumers are increasingly putting their purchasing power behind eco-friendly products, meaning brands that fail to embrace sustainable packaging risk being left out at the check-out. As e-commerce continues to boom, sustainable packaging giant DS Smith reveals new data showing a surge in demand for fully recyclable and more sustainable packaging options for e-commerce.

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