DURBAN, South Africa, Sept. 3, 2019 (Local News) -Woolworths has announced its first trial of specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases.
The announcement of the specially designed bags is a part of the company's ongoing commitment to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020.Read more
HELSINKI, Aug. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company, is dedicated to supplying customers reliably with high quality polymer products and services.
Kemira is making all efforts to mitigate increased raw material prices and higher freight cost impacts in the EMEA region. Several key strategic raw materials have been sourced at much higher prices in order to safeguard the long-term future supply to our customers. For these reasons selective price adjustments are necessary.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, Aug. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line, including stock preparation, delivered to Africaine Paper Mills (APM) in Algeria.Read more
WESTERVILLE, OH, Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi, the world’s largest producer of dissolving wood pulp, has chosen digital technology leader ABB to supply engineering, procurement and construction for the electrical, control and instrumentation portion of their project Vulindlela. The project is an ambitious plan to increase mill production by approximately 14 percent while reducing the pulp mill’s environmental impact.Read more
ESSEN, Germany, July 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has completed the acquisition of the chemical distribution business of Desbro Group in Kenya and the UAE. Completion of the acquisition of Desbro Group in Tanzania and Uganda is expected to take place in the following weeks. The acquisition agreements were signed in September 2018.Read more
ESSEN, Germany, July 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, today announces the acquisition of the remaining 50% of the shares in Crest Chemicals Proprietary Limited (“Crest”), South Africa, from the AECI Limited (“AECI”, JSE AFE) Group of companies. Crest has been a 50:50 joint venture between Brenntag and AECI since 2001.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, July 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certificationâ„¢(PEFCâ„¢). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, June 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Abraham Lincoln once said, “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.”
I recently drew cash at an ATM and was greeted with an on-screen message: “If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 trees.” This is a classic example of greenwashing: making unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice.Read more