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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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The Story of Eco-Packaging – How Upcycling Is Transforming TV Packaging

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Last April, Samsung Electronics introduced its new ‘eco-packaging’ – a new kind of product packaging that facilitates the upcycling of the boxes that come with the company’s global lifestyle TV models, which include ‘The Frame,’ ‘The Serif’ and ‘The Sero’. The special cardboard boxes are designed to allow consumers to......
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Greenwashing: Misleading the Consumers

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Green marketing owes its existence to corporate environmental responsibility and the urgency about combating the issue of climate change. A business practice that takes into consideration consumer concerns about driving preservation and conservation of the natural environment, green marketing highlights the superior environmental protection features of a company’s products and......
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The Success Story of Japan’s Waste Recycling System

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In Japan, it’s not called waste. It’s called recovered resources or recovered paper! Japan is a recycling-driven society. Japan strictly follows 3 R’s (reuse, reduce and recycle). The government plays a major role in creating awareness among people to segregate their waste. It has incentive systems and clear policies for......
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Paper Industry Concerned as Imports Rises 30 Percent in H1

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Increased import of paper and paperboard is severely impacting the economic viability of many paper mills especially small and medium paper mills in India. According to Central Pulp & Paper Research Institute (CPPRI) data, out of 861 paper mills in the country, only 497 are currently operational. November 19, 2019......
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Paper and Paperboard Imports Rise by 29.5% in Q1, Capacity Utilization Drops

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The pulp and paper industry has already conveyed to the government its serious concerns on India giving any import tariff concessions on paper and paperboard under the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which is expected to be concluded by year-end. September 27, 2019 India’s imports of paper and paperboard......
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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......