ATLANTA, April 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Honeywell International Inc. and International Paper Co. for cleanup of contaminated soils and sediments at the LCP-Holtrachem plant in Riegelwood, Columbus County, North Carolina.Read more
HELSINKI, April 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Kemira Oyj announced today the signing of a EUR 400,000,000 five (5) year multicurrency revolving credit facility (“RCF”), with two one-year extension options. The RCF’s margin will increase or decrease dependent on Kemira meeting three sustainability key performance indicators (“KPI”), namely:Read more
ATLANTA, April 15, 2019 (Business Wire) -The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has honored WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, with its Innovator Award for the company’s work in improving the recyclability of foodservice packaging.
The SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Each year, the organization recognizes advancements toward more sustainable packaging through its SPC Innovator Awards.Read more
SWINDON, UK, April 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Ecosurety has revealed an alternative model for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) governance, currently under consultation by Defra.
Called the Centralised Competition model, the alternative system revealed by Ecosurety offers an ambitious yet achievable set of parameters under which the UK’s EPR system would be governed following implementation in 2023.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, April 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has joined forces with the Plastic Soup Foundation to stress the growing need for sustainable packaging.
The Plastic Soup Foundation is a Dutch organisation which campaigns for an end to the pollution of the world’s oceans. The term ‘plastic soup’, which first became popular in the late 1990s, refers to the pollution of the oceans by plastic including large pieces and tiny micro-plastic and nano-plastic particles, both floating and sunken.Read more
LONDON, April 11, 2019 (Press Release) -A newly developed programme delivered by Hubbub and funded by the Starbucks 5p cup charge will help communities resource collection of paper cup waste.
Applications open today for grants ranging between £50,000 and £100,000.Read more
BRACKNELL, UK , March 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Egg boxes made out of rye grass and recycled paper will be extended to more Waitrose eggs.
The packaging has protected eggs in the Duchy range safely since 2015. From today customers will spot more Waitrose eggs in the environmentally friendly alternative, with the roll out to eight more products. The new boxes will house British Blacktail eggs which are exclusive to Waitrose. All the retailer’s hen eggs are free range.Read more
ATLANTA, April 9, 2019 (Press Release) -Graphic Packaging International is supporting the first Scottish initiative to stop single-use cups going to landfill or ending up as litter.Read more
NOVODVINSK, Russia , April 8, 2019 (Press Release) -In 2018 statements on GHGs emissions of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC for 2017 were successfully verified for the compliance with requirements of ISO 14064-1-2006 Greenhouse gases - Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals. The report for 2017 includes direct emissions and energy indirect emissions, other indirect emissions.Read more