SARPSBORG, Norway, Jan. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -The Science Based Targets Initiative has approved Borregaard's target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Borregaard's emissions will be reduced by 53% by 2030 and 100% by 2050, from a 2009 base year.
Borregaard joined the Science Based Targets Initiative in 2017 and has defined a science-based target that is in line with the level required to limit the global temperature to 1,5 degrees Celsius by 2050.Read more
LONDON, Jan. 13, 2020 (Press Release) -The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has today published a report, produced independently by Eunomia Research and Consulting Ltd (Eunomia), investigating the effects of competition on the performance of municipal waste collection services.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Jan. 13, 2020 (CBC) -Just weeks before the mill is scheduled to shut down, officials with Northern Pulp have informed the Nova Scotia government they plan to continue with the environmental assessment process for a proposed new effluent treatment facility.Read more
HELSINKI, Jan. 13, 2020 (Press Release) -The first biorefinery in the world to produce wood-based advanced biofuels started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland five years ago. The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery uses wood-based residual raw material, crude tall oil, to produce unique renewable fuels that genuinely decrease emissions and mitigate climate change.Read more
KELHEIM, Germany, Jan. 13, 2020 (Press Release) -In the 2019 `Hot-Button´ report issued by the forest conservation organisation Canopy, Kelheim Fibres attained a “green shirt” ranking. This result underlines the company‘s excellent performance as regards to raw material sourcing. Many fashion brands already value the `Hot-Button´ report as a reliable indicator for sustainability for viscose fibre producers.
Raw material wood sourced only from certified sustainable forestryRead more
PORCARI, Italy , Jan. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -The Sofidel Group will be exhibiting at the sixteenth edition of Marca – Private Label Conference & Exhibition – in Bologna (Italy), from 15 to 16 January 2020.
Pavilion 36 – StandD/38 – E/37
LONDON, Jan. 9, 2020 (BBC) -Consumer pressure to end plastic packaging in shops could actually be harming the environment, a report says.
Firms are swapping to other packaging materials which are potentially even worse for the environment, the cross-party Parliamentary group warns.
Glass bottles, for instance, are much heavier than plastic so are far more polluting to transport.
Paper bags tend to have higher carbon emissions than plastic bags – and are more difficult to re-use.Read more