If we care about closing the digital divide, we should also be concerned about the assault on paper options that millions need to cross over it.
North American consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they buy and use, and they want to do the right things. But when it comes to paper products, the right things are often buried under an avalanche of misinformation and outright falsehoods that are made to sound plausible. Environmental advocacy is too often wrapped in a veneer of misleading, science-sounding terminology, or worse, reduced to slogans like "paper equals deforestation" or "billions of trees are cut down every year to make paper packaging."
OUCH - More than a third of consumers have hurt themselves prying open boxes.
Ransomware attacks are making headlines with worrisome frequency. In May, 45% of the fuel supply for the east coast of the United States was disrupted when cybercriminals took Colonial Pipeline's computer network hostage. This latest digital exploit, which created massive commercial and consumer havoc, was international news. Missing from most reporting, however, were the facts that consumers are increasingly targeted as well - and simple steps like maintaining paper and offline backups of important records can greatly reduce the devastation.
Popular Science Publishes More Balanced Article on the Sustainability of Paper Products
Poll also finds America's shoppers feeling boxed in ... but loving it.
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?
After years in the works, Stora Enso and energy company Gasum officially opened a biogas plant at Stora Enso's Nymölla Mill in Sweden on 27 April 2021.
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.
Restaurants can choose from a variety of ingenious cups and containers so customers can enjoy cocktails at home with their takeout
New research from the Carton Council reinforces that consumers don't speak the same language as those in the recycling and packaging industries.
An article titled "Modern paper use is wildly unsustainable" recently appeared in Popular Science. Two Sides responded to the publication to set the record straight.
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.
Partnership to Plant Upwards of 34,000 Trees and Donate 20 Benches Made from Recycled Hair Care Products to Nature Preserves Maintained by The Nature Conservancy.
Jamaica is well on its way to operating the first and only dedicated bamboo market pulp mill in the Western Hemisphere.
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.
By summertime, manufacturing equipment will be on its way to the Madison site, now called Timber Pure Technologies.
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.
Rayonier Advanced Materials' (RYAM) announced its Fernandina Plant--a fixture of the Nassau County community since 1937--has produced 10 million tons of high purity cellulose.
Canada is built on a foundation of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. We celebrate our cultural mosaic, yet rarely see it come to life in brand advertising.