SAO PAULO, Sept. 3, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -
A year after Chile became the first nation in South America to ban plastic bags, the Minister of Environment said the country avoided the consumption of over 16,000 tonnes of plastic in twelve months. The new law made the number of plastic bags produced annually in the country drop by 2.2 billion.
Chile banned plastic bags in August 2018. Big retail companies had six months to adapt to the new rule while small business were given a two-year deadline until the total ban applies to them.Read more
SAO PAULO, Aug. 6, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -WestRock’s CEO Steve Voorhees announced that the company’s new Porto Feliz box plant in Brazil is ramping up production. The company expects to have a grand opening in October, Vooches said during a conference call with investors.
“The Porto Feliz box plant is running very well. Our Valinhos box plant is largely down,” the CEO said, calling the Porto Feliz unit “WestRock's largest and most technically advanced box plant.”Read more
SAO PAULO, June 25, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -Latin American legislators are increasingly acting to reduce single-use plastic consumption in the region. Considering national, state and municipal laws in different countries in the region, current bans are already affecting the lives of around 100 million inhabitants, according to data collected byPPI Latin Americawith local governments and in the press.Read more
SAO PAULO, May 28, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -A pulp-based alternative is helping Brazil's biggest supermarket chain to reduce the use of plastic and styrofoam trays. A solution developed by startup Tamoios Tecnologia is going to reach the shelves as a substitute for plastic trays that hold fruits and vegetables in stores from Grupo Pão de Açúcar, a retail giant that owns over a thousand stores in Brazil.Read more
SAO PAULO, April 9, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -Beverage carton producers see increasing demand in Latin America driving investments in the region. Growing awareness from consumers regarding sustainability and a push for convenience are making the industry look to new possible applications for paper based packaging solutions.Read more