BALTIMORE, Oct. 14, 2019 (Local News) -Maryland law says that any company that contributes to a state renewable energy goal — half the state’s energy portfolio must come from renewable sources by 2030 — must “substantially comply” with rules on air and water quality and waste management. The complaint says more than two dozen power generators, including paper mills and trash incinerators, have records of formal or informal enforcement actions by environmental authorities.Read more
WestRock Company announced today that it is reconfiguring its North Charleston, SC, paper mill to improve the mill’s operating efficiency and long-term competitiveness.Read more
ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -The Atlanta Braves and WestRock Company, a global provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions based in Atlanta, have teamed up to enhance sustainability practices throughout SunTrust Park. The collaboration aims to increase the percentage of recycled items by decreasing contamination in the recycling stream.Read more
SAO PAULO, Aug. 6, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -WestRock’s CEO Steve Voorhees announced that the company’s new Porto Feliz box plant in Brazil is ramping up production. The company expects to have a grand opening in October, Vooches said during a conference call with investors.
“The Porto Feliz box plant is running very well. Our Valinhos box plant is largely down,” the CEO said, calling the Porto Feliz unit “WestRock's largest and most technically advanced box plant.”Read more
OAKLAND, CA, June 14, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Amazon's positive financial performance over the last few quarters â€“ ongoing revenue expansion at a high rate and finally an increase in profit -- and its commitment to sustainability and its so-called "frustration free" packaging (FFP) will benefit corrugated box consumption in North America, US producers and analysts have said recently.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, May 31, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A second major kraft linerboard project with global implications was confirmed this week.
Stora Enso said it would eliminate coated printing and writing output at its Oulu mill in Finland by September 2020 and convert one machine, the No. 7, by December 2020 to making 450,000 tonnes/yr of kraft linerboard. Stora Enso said PM No. 7's new output "will target global export markets."Read more
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, April 29, 2019 (Local News) -The air in Nassau county is getting cleaner with the reduction of harmful Sulfur Dioxide pollution.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is taking final action to approve the state of Florida’s request to redesignate the Nassau County Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) standard.Read more
ATLANTA, April 15, 2019 (Business Wire) -The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has honored WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, with its Innovator Award for the company’s work in improving the recyclability of foodservice packaging.
The SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Each year, the organization recognizes advancements toward more sustainable packaging through its SPC Innovator Awards.Read more