LONDON, July 4, 2019 (Press Release) -A new campaign has been launched today to encourage parents to dispose of used nappies in their general rubbish bin, after one in 10 UK parents of under 3s admitted to putting them in with the household recycling.
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has revealed how lorry-loads of recycling have to be thrown away because they have so many nappies in them. The scourge of nappy contamination also forces recycling centre workers to pull filthy nappies off conveyor belts by hand so the rest of the recycling can be processed properly.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2019 (Press Release) -In testimony before the California Senate Committee on Environmental Quality, the American Forest & Paper Association called for the legislature to reconsider efforts to create unnecessary barriers for consumers to receive paper receipts at point-of-purchase, except upon request. The full testimony text can be found here.
Stewart Holm, AF&PA Chief ScientistRead more
OSLO, Norway, July 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Elopak has become one of the first companies in the world to formally pledge to cut Greenhouse Gas emissions in line with the new criteria set by Science Based Targets initiative, aiming to keep the global average temperature increase below 1.5 °C.Read more
LONDON, July 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Leading recycling company, First Mile, is pleased to announce its new partnership with sustainable food packaging specialist, Huhtamaki, in a collaboration that aims to further increase the number of disposable coffee cups effectively recycled in the UK.
The partnership will see First Mile collecting used disposable cups from some of Huhtamaki’s customers throughout London and Birmingham from a variety of different coffee chains, restaurants, bars and other business premises throughout the cities.Read more
LONDON, June 25, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith has appointed John Melia to the role of Managing Director for its UK recycling division. John supersedes Mat Prosser, who takes up a new post as Head of Strategic Business Development and Transformation (Europe).Read more
ESPOO, Finland, June 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Huhtamaki participated in a life-cycle analysis study that surveyed the full carbon footprint of different types of cups used for coffee. According to the study, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it further by 54%. Huhtamaki recently introduced a 100% renewable, plant polyethylene coated FutureSmart paper cup.Read more
MONTPELIER, VT, June 18, 2019 (Local News) -Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law on Monday that gives Vermont the distinction of having the most comprehensive restrictions on single-use plastic of any state in the U.S.
The bill, S.113, prohibits retailers from providing customers with single-use plastic bags at checkout and plastic stirrers starting next July. Stores can still provide customers with paper carryout bags for a fee of 10 cents.Read more
DAVENTRY, UK , June 18, 2019 (Press Release) -The results of a new survey commissioned by Two Sides reveal a telling insight into the public’s perceptions and attitudes towards print and paper.
Carried out by independent research company Toluna, 6,000 consumers from across Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Norway and Sweden and the UK) were surveyed on their environmental concerns and preferences relating to paper.