HELSINKI, Jan. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac has made further strides towards labeling a smarter and more sustainable future by upgrading all its backing papers in the Southeast Asia market to FSC certified paper (FSC-C012530). This action takes the company one step closer to achieving its sustainability goal of only using certified paper by 2030.Read more
PARIS, Jan. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Imerys has received its 2019 score from the environmental impact non-profit organization, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Imerys received a B, which places the Group in the second highest band, corresponding to management of climate issues in a concrete and systematic way. This assessment score places Imerys higher than the Europe regional average and mineral mining sector, both of which have an average score of C.Read more
SUNDSVALL, Sweden, Jan. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -This year’s sowing season has started at SCA’s seedling operation, NorrPlant. A total of 100 million seeds will be planted this year, and SCA’s seedlings account for approximately a quarter of all seedlings grown in Sweden.
In an almost never-ending stream, each pot in the seedling boxes receives a single seed on the automated sowing line at SCA’s Bogrundet nursery – which is the largest tree nursery in the world.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -The international packaging design competition Better with Less – Design Challenge 2019–2020, organised by Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, challenged designers to create more environmentally-friendly solutions for some of the most frequently used consumer packaging. The competition received 146 entrants from 28 countries. Ten finalists are now chosen to compete for the winning entries of the competition and its main prizes:
Elisabeth Wittauer, Austria – Onlineworld epack
Jasper Chou, China – Preject FFRead more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Walki, a leading manufacturer of packaging solutions, will be presenting their portfolio of sustainable barrier boards and flexible packaging materials at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK, on 26 and 27 February. Applications of the versatile grades include fresh goods, frozen foods and confectionery as well as non-food articles such as cleaning agents, hygiene products or electronics. Furthermore, the company delivers packaging materials with organic-based coatings for the food service and to-go sector.Read more
CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2020 (PRNewswire) -Conagra Brands, Inc. today announced it will strive toward making 100% of its current plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.Read more
WELWYN GARDEN CITY, UK, Jan. 24, 2020 (Press Release) -Tesco will replace plastic-wrapped multipacks with plastic-free multibuys on tinned food eliminating 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment.
Customers still get the same ‘multipack’ value, just without plastic.
183,000 tinned multipacks are bought every day at Tesco.
Today it has announced it will become the first UK retailer to remove them from all Tesco stores and replace them with plastic-free multibuys. This will see 67 million pieces of plastic eliminated.Read more
PORCARI, Italy , Jan. 22, 2020 (Press Release) -Sofidel pursues its path towards more environmentally-sustainable product development by launching in Spain Regina Blitz XXL household roll wrapped in kraft paper – replacing the previous polyethylene packaging. In addition, the roll format has also been modified to XXL size, adding more sheets in order to adapt the product to the Spanish markets trend in terms of multipurpose paper, also allowing a lower consumption of paper packaging for the same amount of finished product. The product will be hitting supermarket shelves in early 2020.Read more