STOCKHOLM, Dec. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Holmen’s Board has today taken the decision to construct the Blåbergsliden wind farm on its land outside Skellefteå in northern Sweden. The investment totals SEK 1.3 billion and comprises 26 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 143 MW.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -MEPs convened in a plenary session to discuss with Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans the roadmap to a climate-neutral continent.
Following Parliament’s recent declaration of a climate emergency, Commission President von der Leyen unveiled the Commission’s plans to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050, on Wednesday in the Brussels Chamber.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -The European paper industry welcomes the EU Green Deal Communication and the set of proposed actions planned for March 2020, in particular the European Climate Law, the New Industrial Strategy, the Circular Economy Action Plan 2.0 coupled with the Sustainable Products initiative and a new Forest strategy.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas has been awarded the Asia Sustainability Reporting Rating (ASRRAT) 2019,(previously known as the Sustainability Reporting Awards) for the seventh time.
This year, APP Sinar Mas was awarded the silver rank after competing with 50 other organizations across Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Bangladesh, among others for the best application of the GRI standards in their sustainability reports.Read more
NEW DELHI, Dec. 10, 2019 (Local News) -With single use plastics on their way out, a total ban on the environmentally hazardous material may well see paper packaging making a swift comeback, a report released at thePaperex 2019conference says. Organised by paper major Hyve India, the event saw industry executives agree that paper offers a sustainable option and can capture a fourth of the Rs 80,000 crore single use plastics market by 2025 in case of a total ban on the latterRead more
HELSINKI, Dec. 3, 2019 (Press Release) -Stjärnägg AB in Sweden is switching from plastic to paperboard in their egg packaging to reduce plastic for environmental reasons. The company supplies fresh eggs from about seventy certified farmers to shops and restaurants across the country and wanted to get rid of unnecessary plastic. The new packaging solution is fully renewable and recyclable.Read more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -We are excited and delighted to launch our major report – Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand – today. Our panel set out with a bold and broad scope to find ways to reduce the size of the plastic shadow that is cast by modern life. While we initially tried to reduce this scope, we ended up realising that plastic is everywhere and we must approach it from all angles simultaneously. Tackling the problem of plastic waste needs a systems change, a collection of adjustments – some large, some small – across all aspects of society.Read more
STUTTGART and HEIDENHEIM, Germany , Dec. 10, 2019 (Press Release) -From 2022 onwards, none of the Voith locations around the world will leave a carbon footprint going forward. In this way, the Voith Group is making a significant contribution to climate protection.Read more