COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -We must be better at using plastic carrier bags again and again. Therefore, the Danish government will now prohibit the thin, lightweight plastic carrier bags that are only rarely reused.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, Dec. 5, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in fiber-based packaging solutions, today released a white paper, "2019 Food and Beverage Packaging Trends," based on data from the annual EcoFocus Trend Study, which forecasts key trends that will shape the U.S. food and beverage industries in the year ahead. Now in its ninth year, the EcoFocus Trend Study examines how consumer attitudes, actions, preferences, and values are reshaping grocery purchasing decisions.Read more
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -A.P. Moller - Maersk aims at having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 and calls for strong industry involvement.
Aimed at accelerating the transition to carbon neutral shipping, Maersk announces today its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.Read more
MIDLAND, MI , Dec. 4, 2018 (Business Wire) -Dow and Keep America Beautiful announced they have awarded two $40,000 grants to organizations in Cobb County, Ga., and Lincoln, Neb. The grants will expand a recently launched Hefty® EnergyBag® program in Cobb County and help to establish a new start-up program in Lincoln.Read more
MONTRÉAL, QC AND RICHMOND, BC, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -TC Transcontinental Packaging is proud to announce that its Richmond, British Columbia plant, Transcontinental Flexstar, has installed a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO), a high caliber pollution abatement system. The 50,000 standard cubic feet per minute RTO will now capture the plant’s volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and air pollutants emitted from the facility’s various exhaust streams, including from the printing presses, laminators, as well as ink room operations.Read more
LONDON, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Global Recycling Day has been named Educational Initiative of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading global industry news publisher.
The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) established Global Recycling Day in 2018 to help achieve its goal of greater international recognition of the benefits of recycling. The inaugural Global Recycling Day took place on 18 March 2018 and was an unprecedented success, with more than 13 million people across the globe actively participating in the day.Read more
BELFAST, UK, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -The 2017/18 Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management annual statistics report has been published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.
This statistical report is updated annually and contains information on key measurements of local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste for councils and waste management groups in Northern Ireland.
The key points are:Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that gathers 20 000 tech enthusiasts from around the world. The demo, which targets production on an industrial scale, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are based on Sulapac’s biocomposite material – made of wood and natural binders – designed to be recycled via industrial composting and biodegrade in marine environments.Read more