SUCEAVA, Romania, Jan. 8, 2020 (The Guardian) -In the hamlet of Deia, nestled in the forested hills of Suceava county in northern Romania, Ilie Bucșă and his brother Dumitru have become pariahs. Recently an angry mob attacked the brothers, leaving Ilie with concussion and wounds all over his body. Old friends cross the road to avoid the brothers, having been warned to stay away or face losing their jobs. One night, someone even poured anti-freeze into the brothers’ fish pond, killing half their fish.Read more
CAERPHILLY, UK, Jan. 7, 2020 (Press Release) -Washroom services phs Group has announced a new partnership with Viridor which will divert customer waste from landfill into power generation.
As part of LifeCycle, phs’ sustainable waste management strategy, the new multi-million pound , five-year national contract will see phs-managed non-recyclable waste transformed into energy at Viridor plants across the country.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 7, 2020 (Press Release) -Walki Group has entered into a license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies, for the use of Earth Coating in a number of next generation environmental packaging applications. Earth Coating™ is a plastic reduction technology providing superior performance and improved recyclability for all types of plastic, paper, and paperboard packaging applications.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 3, 2020 (Press Release) -From 1 January 2020, the maximum sulphur content of marine fuels is reduced to 0.5% (down from 3.5%) globally – reducing air pollution and protecting health and the environment. Sulphur Oxide (SOx) emissions from ships' combustion engines cause acid rain and generate fine dust that can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, as well as reduced life expectancy.Read more
HONG KONG, Dec. 26, 2019 (Local News) -Developed by the Design Center of the Philippines, Pinyapel is a specialty paper made from pineapple leaves that would otherwise go to waste, which can be used to make a number of products from coffee cups to paper shopping bags. It has recently won the 2019 Wood Pencil award by the UK-based charity D&AD Future Impact for efforts in sustainability, marking the Philippines’ first award in the category.Read more
TOLEDO, OR, Dec. 26, 2019 (Local News) -The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality levied fines this month totaling $27,106 against the Georgia-Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill in Toledo regarding three separate incidents — two involving unexpected releases from the mill’s wastewater treatment system and one involving a lab testing issue.
Despite the fact that all three incidents occurred more than a year ago, DEQ just assessed the fines in December.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 20, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association President (AF&PA) and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement regarding Congressional passage of domestic spending legislation. Passed by the House and Senate, the bill includes language clearly stating Congress’ intent for long-term federal regulatory policy reflecting the carbon neutrality of forest-based biomass.Read more
VIENNA, Austria, Dec. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Mondi’s Advantage MF EcoComp could find itself at the top of the Christmas tree this year as the eco conscious recycle paper bags are being used as festive decorations.
The holidays are notorious for waste and a DIY ‘Christmas star’ fashioned out of organic waste bags is taking Sweden by storm.
The trend shows how we can embrace a move towards a greener Christmas and has gained momentum across the country.Read more