CINCINNATI, OH, Oct. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -David Taylor, CEO of Procter & Gamble (P&G) was told the company profited from a “wasteful, globally-harmful” practice—turning trees from the world’s largest, most carbon-rich intact forest into throwaway tissue products—in a letter signed by leaders of more than 115 environmental, conservation, consumer and student groups in the U.S. and Canada.Read more
LONDON, Oct. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith, the leading sustainable packaging company, announces today that it is expanding its coffee cup recycling programme to Europe through its De Hoop Mill in the Netherlands.
The launch, which follows a successful trial at the mill, aims to tackle the 4.5 billion disposable coffee cups currently used by coffee lovers in Benelux annually and stop them ending up in landfill or incineration.Read more
LONDON, Sept. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Following an investigation by the Environment Agency (EA), one of the UK’s largest waste management companies - Biffa Waste Services Ltd - has been ordered to pay a total of £599,912 for breaching waste exports regulations.
In June, Biffa was found guilty after a three week trial of sending contaminated household waste, described as waste paper, to China between May and June 2015. Exports of unsorted household recycling waste from the UK to China are banned.Read more
BENNINGTON, NH, Sept. 27, 2019 (Local News) -In a perfect scenario, every shred of fiber and scrap of filler used in the papermaking process would end up in one of the Monadnock Paper Mills products.Read more
EDINBURGH, Scotland , Sept. 20, 2019 (Press Release) -Vegware is joining forces with leading recycling company, First Mile, to provide a UK-wide end-of-life solution for its compostable foodservice disposables using RecycleBox, First Mile’s low cost, courier-led recycling service.
First Mile currently collects over 25 material streams in London and Birmingham, including Vegware’s compostable packaging, but has now introduced RecycleBox to provide a national solution for those items not collected by local councils and other waste companies.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association Executive Director of Packaging Terry Webber issued the following statement regarding California recycling legislation (SB 54 and AB 1080) which failed to advance in the 2019 state legislative session:Read more
KENDAL, UK, Sept. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Earlier this week, the winners of The Cup Fund by Hubbub and Starbucks were announced at a launch event in London. James Cropper is proud to have been selected as the recycling partner on four of these projects.Read more
HELSINKI, Sept. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Stora Enso has conducted a trial with Fiskeby Board in Sweden to explore possibilities to recycle used paper cups into white-lined chipboard (WLC). The trials confirmed that paper cups can be utilized as valuable raw material to produce WLC board without any investments or changes to the process conditions at Fiskeby Board Mill.Read more