BRUSSELS, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a German aid scheme to promote the shift of freight traffic from road to rail. The scheme will support rail freight operators in Germany in order to contribute to a reduction of road congestion and CO2 emissions.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -In response to the European Plastics Strategy, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) and partners issue new report: Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy. This report identifies the challenges to plastics circularity and defines the types of solutions needed to address them. Future research is required in three main areas: Circularity by design, recycling and alternative feedstock.
SusChem Chairman Dr. Markus Steilemann said:Read more
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -We must be better at using plastic carrier bags again and again. Therefore, the Danish government will now prohibit the thin, lightweight plastic carrier bags that are only rarely reused.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, Dec. 5, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in fiber-based packaging solutions, today released a white paper, "2019 Food and Beverage Packaging Trends," based on data from the annual EcoFocus Trend Study, which forecasts key trends that will shape the U.S. food and beverage industries in the year ahead. Now in its ninth year, the EcoFocus Trend Study examines how consumer attitudes, actions, preferences, and values are reshaping grocery purchasing decisions.Read more
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -A.P. Moller - Maersk aims at having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 and calls for strong industry involvement.
Aimed at accelerating the transition to carbon neutral shipping, Maersk announces today its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.Read more
MIDLAND, MI , Dec. 4, 2018 (Business Wire) -Dow and Keep America Beautiful announced they have awarded two $40,000 grants to organizations in Cobb County, Ga., and Lincoln, Neb. The grants will expand a recently launched Hefty® EnergyBag® program in Cobb County and help to establish a new start-up program in Lincoln.Read more
MONTRÉAL, QC AND RICHMOND, BC, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -TC Transcontinental Packaging is proud to announce that its Richmond, British Columbia plant, Transcontinental Flexstar, has installed a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO), a high caliber pollution abatement system. The 50,000 standard cubic feet per minute RTO will now capture the plant’s volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and air pollutants emitted from the facility’s various exhaust streams, including from the printing presses, laminators, as well as ink room operations.Read more