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Industry watch offers a look into the latest trends, newest innovations and new product development taking in the pulp and paper industry around the globe.

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Wood Pulp – The New Cotton for the Garment Industry?

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By Pirita Huotari, Senior Consultant, Business Intelligence, Fisher International, Inc. Ecological trends and worry over pollution and climate change are putting more and more pressure on the textile market. Rated as one of the most carbon-polluting industries in the world, the textile market creates more CO2 emissions than international flights...
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Lifting the Lid on Coffee Cup Recycling

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Coffee culture is thriving, with many of us purchasing multiple on-the-go drinks of our favourite caffeine pick-me-up each day, leading to an estimated 3 billion coffee cups being used annually, but only a fraction of these being recycled. Britain’s use of take-out coffee cups and how consumers dispose of them...
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The Selfridges Story

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In a pioneering environmental move, Selfridges is championing the collection of used cups from its retail stores and offices and handing them over to James Cropper to upcycle them into beautiful paper for the store’s iconic yellow carrier bags. British retailer Selfridges is well known for pushing boundaries and setting...
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Going Green On The Go

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Answering to the packaging needs of a growing market for takeaway food, Metsä Board’s new eco-barrier paperboard offers a sustainable and cost-efficient option. At the offices of OffsetKolmio Oy, a printing house situated in Hämeenlinna, Finland, the company’s Managing Director Kimmo Jokinen has laid out a selection of test packages...
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Sustainable Superfood in Sustainable and Safe Packaging

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Insects are considered a common element of human nutrition in many regions around the world. In Europe, too, snacks and dishes made of arthropods are becoming popular. No wonder given the fact that they are rich in nutrients, beneficial to the environment and efficient to breed. Zirpinsects, the manufacturer of...
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Mondi Flexible Packaging “Leapfrogs” Ahead in the Recycling Game

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After almost four years of development, Mondi and Werner & Mertz will introduce a new, patented innovation in 2019: a 100-percent recyclable pouch with detachable decorative panels. The pouch replaces conventional flexible packaging for Frosch products. The pioneering design overcomes many shortcomings of the recycling process and is the result...
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Packaging as Pure as Its Content

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Packaging with organic appearance is seen as the new premium – to such wide extent that some brands are copying the organic look also for products that are not organic Don’t judge the book by its cover, they say – but is that really marketable when it comes to packaging?...
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How Switching From Plastic to Paper Opened New Opportunities for Bimbo

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Smurfit Kappa and Bimbo held an Innovation Day to fully understand Bimbo’s goals and through a collaborative process, developed a corrugated solution. Bimbo, the world’s largest baker faced three challenges in their efforts to streamline their supply chain. 1. Improve the plastic tray return cycle to reduce production line stoppage...
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