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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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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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Astron Paper & Board Mill Limited Commissions New Plant at Halvad, Morbi

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The company commenced commercial production of kraft paper on PM-2, located at Halvad (Morbi), Gujarat, and having installed capacity of 33000 tonnes/year. October 15, 2018 Astron Paper & Board Mill Limited is currently operating at almost 90% capacity utilization of its PM-1 located at Halvad, Gujarat with installed capacity of...
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Paperboard Packaging Market Size Likely to Surpass USD 240 Billion by 2024: Report

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The segment will grow at an exponential CAGR of over 8.5 percent from 2017 to 2024. October 10, 2018 Considering products, the paperboard packaging market is bifurcated into containerboard and boxboard. The manufacturing process of containerboard is done on modified paper machines as they have the ability to handle superior...
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Ahlstrom-Munksjö Acquires Caieiras Specialty Paper Mill in Brazil

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EUR 98 million acquisition significantly strengthens Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s offering in South America and provides further growth opportunities. October 18, 2018 Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed the acquisition of MD Papéis’ Caieiras specialty paper mill in Brazil for a debt free purchase price of about EUR 98 million. The acquisition significantly strengthens Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s offering...
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ND Paper Plans an Investment of USD 300 Million in US operations

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The company plans to build two Greenfield recycled pulp plants to support global fibre strategy. October 9, 2018 ND Paper plans to build two Greenfield recycled pulp plants to support global fibre strategy. The company will invest USD 300m into its newly acquired US mills in Biron, Wisconsin and Rumford,...
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Nippon Paper to Sell Its Interests in Daishowa-Marubeni International

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Nippon and DNAC have agreed to sell their 50% interest in Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (“DMI”), to Mercer International Inc. October 8, 2018 Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. and Daishowa North America Corporation (“DNAC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, announced that they have agreed to sell their 50% interest...
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Stora Enso and Gasum to Make Renewable Energy From Wastewater in Sweden

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The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy. October 9, 2018 Stora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will...
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