HALIFAX, NS, Feb. 7, 2018 (Chronicleherald.ca) -A Pictou County MLA is calling for an increased level of ministerial scrutiny of a proposed wastewater treatment facility at the Northern Pulp mill.
“This is a very serious issue and it is one that we can’t get wrong,” said Tim Houston, the Progressive Conservative member from Pictou East. “There is no going back if a mistake is made here. That’s why we need to hold it to the appropriate level of scrutiny and people need to feel comfortable that it’s been properly scrutinized.”Read more
CANTON, MA , Feb. 7, 2018 (PRNewswire) -As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin' Donuts, a leading retailer of hot, brewed coffee, today announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018, with a targeted completion date of 2020. In U.S. restaurants, Dunkin' Donuts will replace the foam cup with a new, double-walled paper cup.Read more
CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2018 (Press Release) -Today Two Sides North America confirmed that over 100 leading North American companies have removed or changed inaccurate anti-paper claims as a result of the group’s efforts.Read more
SOLNA, Sweden , Feb. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -As one of the forerunners in the global packaging industry, BillerudKorsnäs has received approval for its climate goals by the Science Based Targets initiative. The initiative was initiated by the UN, WWF and the World Resources Institute, aiming at assisting the world's companies to adopt climate targets in accordance with United Nations Paris Agreement.Read more
LEEDS, UK , Feb. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, Asda has become the first of the “big four” supermarkets to set out detailed plans about how it will reduce its use of plastic.
The supermarket, which accounts for 15.3% of the supermarket industry in the UK has also said it wants to create a more collaborative, open environment within the retail industry to help drive innovation and “unwrap” the plastics problem.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboard, announced today that its North American customers can now use Metsä Board’s products with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) on-product label that recognises global PEFC™ certifications. Metsä Board is the first European paperboard manufacturer to be approved to use this opportunity.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -UPM is studying biofuels development opportunities by starting an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in south-eastern Finland. The study of a possible Kotka Biorefinery is in the very early stages and the EIA process normally takes approximately one year.
EU and national policies on biofuels will also play an important role in the final assessment of the possible investment.Read more
HIGH WYCOMBE, UK, Feb. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -Simply Waste Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing waste and recycling companies, has further increased it geographical footprint by acquiring the wheeled-bin waste collection services of Oxfordshire-based M&M Waste Solutions. The deal will also provide Simply Waste Solutions with access to an additional transport yard, waste transfer station and Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Cassington close to the city of Oxford, and from where it anticipates to grow its customer base further.Read more