LONDON, Jan. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -DS Smith, the leading provider of sustainable packaging, has today announced it has joined 4evergreen, a new industry alliance to increase awareness of the benefits of fibre-based packaging materials in a circular and sustainable economy.
4evergreen was created as a forum to engage and connect industry members from across the fibre-based packaging value chain, from paper and board producers to packaging converters, brand-owners and retailers, technology and material suppliers, waste sorters and collectors.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -Valmet has been recognized for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change by receiving the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year. CDP's evaluation is based on the company's 2019 disclosure about its actions in the last reporting year to develop the low-carbon technology and solutions, cut emissions and mitigate climate risks.Read more
IPSWICH, UK, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -Frugalpac has partnered with First Mile to offer customers an inclusive recycling service for its innovative Frugal Cup. Customers joining the ‘coffee cup revolution’ can ensure sustainability through First Mile’s recycling post-back service, RecycleBox.
Customers ordering any two cases of Frugal Cups will automatically be offered the service, where they can put their used cups in the box in which they were delivered, to be collected by First Mile’s RecycleBox courier network and correctly recycled.Read more
PITTSBURGH , Jan. 17, 2020 (Local News) -Giant Eagle’s pilot program to phase out plastic bags started Wednesday at one of its grocery store locations and a GetGo.
Plastic bags are no longer at the checkout lanes at the Waterworks Market District store, and paper bags will cost you 10 cents -- except for customers who pay for their groceries with government assistance. Customers are encouraged to bring reusable bags or purchase them at Giant Eagle for 99 cents.Read more
DELAWARE, OH, Jan. 16, 2020 (PRNewswire) -Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced it earned two prestigious recognitions in December 2019 for its continued corporate social responsibility efforts.
In its December 23, 2019 rating, MSCI recognized Greif with an "A" rating in sustainability performance. The "A" rating reflects Greif's concerted efforts towards reducing the Company's environmental impact and advancing responsible business practices.Read more
LEEDS, UK, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -Asda has joined forces with some of the UK’s best known brands to launch its first ‘test and learn’ sustainability store in its heartland of Leeds with a mission to find new ways to reduce plastic and encourage customers to reuse and refill.
From May, the Leeds based store will become the first Asda in the UK where shoppers can fill up their own containers of products, including Asda’s own-brand coffee, rice and pasta.Read more
LONDON, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -A new taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime, such as dumping hazardous materials on private land and falsely labelling waste so it can be exported abroad to unsuspecting countries, has been launched today (16 January 2019).
The Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) will for the first time bring together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC and the National Crime Agency in the war against waste crime.Read more
TOKYO, Jan. 15, 2020 (Local News) -Tokyo Olympic athletes beware — particularly larger ones.
The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year’s Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.
“Those beds can stand up to 200 kilograms,” explained Takashi Kitajima, the general manager of the Athletes Village, speaking through an interpreter.
That’s about 440 pounds, and surely no Olympic athlete weighs that much.Read more