CROSSET, AR, Feb. 11, 2019 (ArkansasOnline) -The harshest critics of this south Arkansas town's paper mill said they were happy -- with some reservations -- Thursday night with environmental regulators' actions against the mill, the town's largest employer.
Government officials, Georgia-Pacific leaders, Crossett residents and others concerned with the business of the Crossett paper mill met Thursday night to discuss a proposed consent decree assessing penalties and requiring technological improvements to the tune of millions of dollars.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -The Walki Group is one of the pioneers in turning recycled mixed plastic waste into certified circular polymers for the packaging industry. The first products with circular polymers will be delivered to customers this year.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Straws are used by millions of people every day when enjoying drinks on-the-go. Huhtamaki now offers customers the opportunity to switch to paper straws for consuming cold drinks. Paper straws are a sustainable choice and an excellent alternative to plastic straws.
Huhtamaki is a pioneer in the use of sustainable materials for making food packaging products. Our new paper straws are made of fiber coming from sustainably managed forests and 100% of the paper used in the straws and in their wrapping is PEFC certified.Read more
GATESHEAD, UK , Jan. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -An innovative recycling trial to significantly boost the amount of paper and cardboard currently recycled in Gateshead will get underway next month.
More than 1,000 homes in Low Fell and Deckham wards have been selected to take part in the trial which will use a separate bin for only cardboard and paper including shredded paper. Selected households have been notified by letter.Read more
DAVENTRY, UK , Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -A number of MPs have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling for a ban on exports of plastics for recycling.
But The Recycling Association has warned that banning exports will only mean more plastic sent to landfill in the UK, while depriving developing countries of a useful resource.
The EDM has been signed by 35 MPs, and while it will have no influence on the law and might not even be debated in Parliament, it could help to influence the Government in its legislative direction.Read more
JAKARTA, Feb. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Consumers have made it clear the top two priorities in packaging are strength and sustainability, with the latter on the rise. Forty-two percent of consumers cite sustainability as the most important aspect of packaging, second only to strength at 72 percent. As consumers note the increasing value they’re placing on eco-friendly practices, brands are starting to acknowledge that neither quality nor sustainability can be treated as an afterthought.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board Corporation, a part of Metsä Group, has been recognised by CDP for its leadership in developing supplier engagement to tackle climate change and manage carbon emissions. CDP, a non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, has awarded Metsä Board a coveted position on its third annual Supplier Engagement Rating leader board.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Feb. 5, 2019 (CBC) -A pulp mill on the Nova Scotia side of the Northumberland Strait was the topic of heated discussion today among MLAs.
Top environment officials from Ottawa met with the standing committee on agriculture and fisheries to discuss new pollution regulations that are in the works for pulp and paper mills.Read more