Consumers who followed our coverage of new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules that allow employer-sponsored retirement plans to automatically switch from paper to digital notices without asking are now wondering if similar abuse of communications preferences is happening with individual investment accounts. The short answer is yes.
You've seen them in popular periodicals, industry newsletters and in your email: some self-interested group announces the completion of a "scientific comparison" that "proves" the superiority of an alternative material or "environmentally friendly" substitute for paper or paper-based packaging. The study appears to have all the trappings and buzz words of legitimate research, but is it?
This commitment fits the expectations of the French consumers, who are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of their consumption and who are now questioning the food industry . For the past 2 years, there is indeed strong consumer's pressure to eliminate single-use plastic.
Kruger Products LP, the maker of brands such as Cashmere and Purex toilet papers, and SpongeTowels, is researching ways to turn bamboo into quality tissue with the goal of adding the renewable resource to its EnviroCare line, likely by 2023, Chief Executive Officer Dino Bianco said in an interview.
Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and Kotkamills, a Finnish paper and paperboard manufacturer, have joined forces to create innovative solutions for printers and producers of fiber-based packaging to further drive packaging circularity.
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has produced recyclable packaging for Bell Germany's 'Abraham' range of thinly sliced gourmet ham that ensures perfect conformity with existing recycling guidelines.
PEFC notes the concerns voiced by Greenpeace in a recent report, namely that '[c]ertification on its own has not helped companies meet their 2020 commitments to exclude deforestation from their supply chains' and cautions that certification was never designed - and never claimed - to do so on its own.
New Trase data shows Indonesia's substantial success in reducing deforestation rates in the pulp sector is undermined by the impact of developing pulpwood plantations on peatlands - associated with greenhouse gas emissions, fire risk and haze. The data shines a light on the complexity of addressing environmental risks; detailing 170,000 hectares deforested in pulpwood concessions between 2015-2019, despite the zero-deforestation commitments established by leading producers in 2013-2015.
Before the pandemic, Resolute was considering teleworking for its head office employees, explains Yves Laflamme, CEO of the company. "We wanted to do a pilot project, but since the start of the pandemic, we have had our pilot project. We are 100% teleworking and it still works well, "he said.
U.S. Kimberly-Clark brand, Huggies®, is proud to announce its debut appearance in the big game on February 7, with a new commercial welcoming newborn babies to the world. The 30-second spot airing in the second quarter is planning to feature babies born that very day, a first for both the company and the broadcast itself.
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.
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.