As the pandemic has unfolded, many people focused on access to essential products such as toilet paper. Yet over 2 billion people - or 1 in 4 - around the world - continue to lack access to basic sanitation, including a toilet. Additionally, 785 million - or 1 in 10 - do not have clean water close to home.
Evergreen Packaging was recently integrated into Pactiv after operating separately under the same holding company.
Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, and Fiorini International, a leading Italian packaging converter, have developed Italy's first 100% recyclable paper rice bag for Italian rice producer Riseria Vignola Giovanni. Made of Mondi Advantage Smooth White Strong paper, the new 'Rice Bag' will support Vignola's sustainability aims to reduce use of plastic packaging.
Forested areas greater than the size of the Netherlands have been burned in Indonesia in the past five years, with 30% of the fires occurring on pulpwood and palm oil concessions, environmental group Greenpeace said.
UPM Biocomposites and Finnish Mysoda have collaborated to create a range of sparkling water makers made almost entirely out of renewable materials.
For Sunbury Company Driver, Jarrod Brennan, it was all about being the right person, in the right place, at the right time. Around 1:30 AM on Sunday, September 27, the young professional driver was delivering freight to Irving Tissue, based in Dieppe NB. After exiting the truck, he noticed a strange glow behind the customer's neighbouring plant, Master Packaging.
Lenzing Group, a leading manufacturer of wood-based cellulose specialty fibers, and Hof University opened a new Nonwoven Development Center (VEZ).
Many banks, utilities, telecoms and other service providers continue to encourage (and sometimes force) their customers to switch from paper to electronic communications, using claims that electronic communication is "greener," "saves trees" or "protects the planet" as justification.
The United Steelworkers (USW), representing more than 14,000 workers in the forestry sector, are welcoming recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) that will make it easier for workers to access benefits - at least in the short term.
Georgia-Pacific announced that it is now accepting mixed paper bales that contain single-use polyethylene (PE)-coated paper cups at its recycled paper mills in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Muskogee, Oklahoma.
The United Steelworkers union (USW) welcomes the latest decision in Canada's favour from the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the long-standing U.S. softwood lumber dispute.
This August and September, UPM will be organizing forest trips for 6th grade primary school students in five different Finnish cities, where UPM's mills are located.
The coronavirus pandemic's demand-shock, brick-and-mortar store closures and stay-at-home orders have upended retail sales.
International Paper, one of the world's leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has joined the Savannah River Clean Water Fund (Fund), a coordinated effort to permanently protect and responsibly manage forests - nature's water filter - in the Savannah River watershed.
'This is probably the lowest point that I've ever seen,' says one logging industry veteran and association president.
In an effort to encourage more recycling, Domino's and its primary box supplier, WestRock, have launched recycling.dominos.com to encourage and educate pizza lovers about their recyclables. Domino's worked with WestRock earlier this year to increase the recycled content in its pizza boxes from 40 percent to 72 percent and says they are designed for at least seven recycling cycles.
Sappi has launched a skin- and planet-friendly hand hygiene ingredient - Valida - which is based on cellulose and is intended to be used by hygiene product manufacturers in products like hand sanitisers.
Tetra Pak reconfirms its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across its own operations.
Paperitalo Publications, LLC announced today it is releasing "Paperitalo's Pretty Good Pulp and Paper Mill Directories 2021 Interactive." This revolutionary 6 volume set covers all the pulp and paper mills in the United States.
Ten years later, the hard work, strategic vision, and the diligence of our dedicated workforce paid off. We are a bigger, stronger, and more financially stable company with 1400+ employees in two countries and seven communities and the capacity to produce 550,000 TPY of specialty paper and 175,000 MMFBM of lumber.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jay Miele, Vice President of Allnorth Americas in Alpharetta, Georgia. Allnorth Americas (www.allnorth.com) is an engineering firm headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, with offices across North America. Allnorth has perfected working remotely, meaning using professionals in their various offices collaboratively in real time to execute clients' projects. No longer is there a need to move people from office to office or office to site to quickly and efficiently execute engineering projects.
Clearwater paper, which produces toilet paper at its mill in Lewiston, confirmed that the company was gifting 36 rolls of bathroom tissue to each of its 3,300 employees.
The manufacturers of corrugated cardboard boxes are working to keep transport packaging flowing to makers of essential products including packaging for food and other consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical products, tissue and hygiene products and more amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strong growth in digital sales was largely driven by continued expansion of Inclusive Access programs, now available on over 1,000 college campuses.
Stora Enso, a major Finnish forestry renewable materials company, is testing an autonomous truck in their mill area in Uimaharju, Eastern Finland.