DUBLIN, Ireland, March 2, 2020 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa’s sustainable TopClip solution will be launched on the market by leading beer brewer Royal Grolsch as a paper-based replacement for the plastic shrink wrap currently used on their can multi-packs.
Grolsch is part of the Asahi global food and beverage giant which owns a wide portfolio of brands including Peroni, Asahi beer, Mountain Dew and Schweppes tonic water. The TopClip product appealed to Grolsch as it eliminates the need for single-use plastic and is 100% renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, March 3, 2020 (Press Release) -International technology group ANDRITZ will be exhibiting its broad range of proven and also new technologies, services, and automation solutions for the water, wastewater, waste management, and raw materials industries at the IFAT 2020 show in Munich, Germany, from May 4–8, 2020, booth 439 in hall A1 and booth 151/250 in hall B6.Read more
MELVILLE, NY, March 2, 2020 (Local News) -A state judge on Friday granted a short-term victory to opponents of New York’s pending ban on single-use plastic bags, signing an order to delay enforcement until at least April 1 while a lawsuit continues.
The state statute imposing the ban technically takes effect Sunday, although enforcement of the regulations and penalties wasn’t expected to begin until March 14.Read more
LOUISVILLE, KY, Feb. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Today, Yum! Brands announced plans to move its corporate offices to renewable energy and sustainable packaging, and to intensify action on plastic waste.Read more
BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, was named a winner in the 2019 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards for Environmental Leadership. The award honors companies for specific environmental and sustainability initiatives measured by key criteria including impact metrics, innovation, insights and investment efforts. Sappi is a recipient of this award for the Land Application Program at its Cloquet, Minn.Read more
VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 21, 2020 (Press Release) -BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) President and CEO Susan Yurkovich and Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO Derek Nighbor issued a joint statement in response to the announcement today that the Intergovernmental Partnership Agreement for the Conservation of the Central Group of the Southern Mountain Caribou has been signed.Read more
DEERFIELD, IL, Feb. 25, 2020 (Press Release) -CEFLEX has established a roadmap and targets to achieve a circular economy for flexible packaging for the years 2020 to 2025, and increase recycling efforts across the EU. Robust actions also include guidelines on packaging design, driving collection and sorting of flexible packaging materials, as well as the identification of sustainable end markets for their downstream use. The initiatives also include a business case component which calls for recycled flexible packaging to be returned to the economy in competitive pricing and quantities.Read more