PORCARI, Italy , Jan. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -The Sofidel Group will be exhibiting at the sixteenth edition of Marca – Private Label Conference & Exhibition – in Bologna (Italy), from 15 to 16 January 2020.
Pavilion 36 – StandD/38 – E/37
LONDON, Jan. 9, 2020 (BBC) -Consumer pressure to end plastic packaging in shops could actually be harming the environment, a report says.
Firms are swapping to other packaging materials which are potentially even worse for the environment, the cross-party Parliamentary group warns.
Glass bottles, for instance, are much heavier than plastic so are far more polluting to transport.
Paper bags tend to have higher carbon emissions than plastic bags – and are more difficult to re-use.Read more
BONN, Germany, Jan. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -The decision follows an FSC-conducted assessment into VRG’s readiness to implement changes across the board to make it FSC-compliant. The assessment results were positive, and FSC and VRG will enter the planning phase – called a “road map towards ending disassociation” ‒ in 2020.Read more
WESEL, Germany, Jan. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -By 2025 the specialty chemicals group ALTANA will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero. Already in 2020, the company’s entire power supply will be converted to renewable energies. ALTANA will compensate for the unavoidable use of natural gas until 2025 by financing equivalent climate protection projects in the regions where CO2 emissions are generated. The same applies to offsetting CO2 emissions arising from necessary business trips, company cars, and the transport of goods.Read more
LONDON, Jan. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -The manager of a waste transfer station has been given a 12 month suspended prison sentence for running an illegal waste site at Torpoint, Cornwall.
He was also banned from working in the waste industry for 5 years. The case was brought by the Environment Agency.
Adam Wilcott managed the transfer station on behalf of Highgate Services Ltd that took over the environmental permit for the site at Trevol Business Park in December 2017. The business was previously operated by a local company, Wilco’s Waste Management Ltd.Read more
LONDON, Jan. 6, 2020 (Press Release) -Nottingham based Kennelpak Ltd has paid over £75,000 to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association for its past failure to meet its packaging recycling obligations.
The financial contribution is part of an enforcement undertaking (EU) offered to the Environment Agency for its failure to register with the Environment Agency, recycle and recover a proportion of their waste by purchasing Packaging Recovery Notes.Read more
NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Jan. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -SIG has set a bold new climate target that is one of the first in its industry to be approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) as being in line with the latest climate science to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels to prevent the worst effects of climate change. SIG is committed to cutting its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 60% by 2030 (from the 2016 baseline).Read more
NORTHEIM, Germany, Jan. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -Thimm has once again been recognised by EcoVadis in its Corporate Social Responsibility Rating. The packaging producer achieved a silver medal placing it in the top 18 percent of companies assessed from the same sector. This result places Thimm above-average in a sector comparison.Read more