American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) release of its reconsidered Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule.Read more
A new study demonstrates that Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) used to ship fruits and vegetables in Canada are not properly sanitized and show traces of E coli.
The report, developed by a University of Guelph professor and researcher, Keith Warriner, indicates that sanitation standards of RPCs are inadequate for a second consecutive year. "We saw alarming levels of sanitization and significant risk for food contamination," said Warriner.Read more
A new study shows the corrugated industry continues to dramatically decrease its use of wax coatings. In 2013, the industry used 39 percent less wax than in 2002, when wax usage was first measured. The reduction brings the total waxed corrugated volume to just below 3 percent of total corrugated volume produced in 2013 compared to 5 percent of total volume in 2002.Read more
The new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a significant 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2010. Dennis Colley, executive director of the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA), spoke last week on the study findings during the AICC and TAPPI Corrugated Week in Long Beach, Calif.Read more
OAKLAND, June 6, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A new US corrugated box making industry life cycle assessment (LCA) shows a significant 32% reduction per unit in the industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2010 vs in 2006.
In addition, the industry improved in other environmental impact indicators, according to the report. A box's effects from nutrient releases on water and soil (eutrophication) decreased by 22%, and its effects of particulate matter emissions (respiratory effects) decreased by 14%.Read more