JAKARTA, July 20, 2018 (Jakarta Post) -To help ensure that the upcoming Asian Games 2018 proceed without concerns about participants or spectators suffering from the effects of nearby forest fires, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is putting up intensive efforts to help fight forest and land fires in Pedamaran Timur in Ogan Komering Ilir regency, South Sumatra.Read more
STOCKHOLM, July 20, 2018 (Press Release) -The prolonged heat and drought have had significant consequences for society. At present, a large number of forest fires are raging around the country and agriculture has been seriously affected by the drought. The high temperatures can also have an impact on people’s health, particularly the sick and elderly. The Government is following developments carefully and is working closely with the responsible authorities to manage the situation.Read more
SANTA CLARA, CA, July 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Woman-owned commercial printer, JP Graphics, has upped their commitment to environmentally friendly print practices by printing all new orders on recycled paper products.
As of July 1st, all print papers, coated stocks, and board stocks contain recycled paper. Specialty orders can be placed for non-recycled products; however, the JP Graphics standard is green.Read more
SUNDSVALL, Sweden, July 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Greatest care and substantial support to the fire brigade. The record long draught has consequences for SCA. Several fires have affected SCA forests and SCA’s forest management has had to adopt a number of restrictions in order to be able to continue operations with minimal risk for fire.Read more
GLASGOW, Scotland, July 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Eliminating plastic cups and bottles, reducing the number of plastic bin liners and using caterers with compostable plastics are just some of the ways Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to commit to a plastic free office.
From the 23 until 27 July, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Glasgow Over Plastic, asks businesses across the city to #SendPlasticPacking, as they take steps to reduce the amount of single use plastic consumed in the workplace.Read more
KELHEIM, Germany, July 19, 2018 (Press Release) -The project “Bio-degradable wet toilet tissue with the viscose speciality fibre VILOFT” from the Bavarian viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has been awarded the Lighthouse by the Bavarian Environmental Cluster.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, July 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Buckman, a global company that specializes in innovative chemical and smart solutions for the pulp and paper industry, was named a finalist in the 2018 Sustainability Awards program by the Business Intelligence Group. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.Read more
LONDON, July 19, 2018 (Press Release) -A Which? investigation has found big differences in how much packaging is recyclable at different supermarkets.
We ordered a basket of 27 of the most popular own-brand groceries from 10 of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains. We unwrapped them, weighed them and brought in an expert to help sort and analyse it all.
We found that between 71% and 81% of the total packaging (by weight) was widely recyclable at kerbside – with Morrisons the best on this measure and Lidl the worst.Read more
EDMONTON, July 18, 2018 (CBC) -An Edmonton-area distribution company says it can't keep up with the national demand for paper straws.
A year ago, Sherwood Park-based Greenmunch was supplying about one million paper straws per month to customers across Canada and the United States, says owner Phillip Jacobsen.
For the past few months, the company has been selling about four million.
"Right now, we're turning away a lot of large customers," Jacobsen said Monday in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM.Read more