With sustainability becoming an increasingly important focus in the pulp and paper industry, companies are continuously making strides in innovative solutions, receiving recognition through awards and forming valuable partnerships. As the demand for environmentally conscious products continues to soar, it is crucial for businesses to seize the opportunities that lie ahead. Let's delve into the recent developments and initiatives different companies are undertaking.
DS Smith and Coca-Cola Replace Plastic Handles with "LIFT UP" Cardboard-Based Packaging Innovation
DS Smith PLC, one of the leading global companies in sustainable fiber-based packaging, has joined forces with Coca-Cola HBC Austria to replace plastic handles for 1.5-liter PET soft drink multi-packs. The new cardboard-based outer packaging is made from 100% corrugated material.
This new handle not only enhances the convenience and carry functionality for consumers but also plays a crucial role in the collaborative efforts to reduce plastic waste by around 200 tonnes annually for Coca-Cola HBC Austria. Read more at www.dssmith.com.
The Boxery Introduces Sustainable Corrugated Bakery Boxes for Eco-Conscious Businesses
Highlighting the ever-increasing demand for sustainable business solutions, The Boxery has made an exciting announcement about its latest line of environmentally friendly corrugated bakery boxes. These boxes have been meticulously designed with the environment in mind, catering to businesses that value both exceptional quality and environmental responsibility.
In addition to ensuring the safe transport of delicious baked goods, the innovative design of these bakery boxes plays a pivotal role in minimizing the environmental impact of businesses, effectively reducing their carbon footprint. Crafted from recyclable materials, these boxes serve as a powerful testament to The Boxery's unwavering commitment to spearheading the industry in sustainable packaging solutions. Read more at www.perishablenews.com.
Smurfit Kappa Is in the "Top 100 Global Sustainable Companies"
Smurfit Kappa has been recently included in Sustainability Magazine's "Top 100 Global Sustainable Companies" for the first time. In addition to the first-time listing, the company is one of only two packaging companies included in the list.
This achievement is not only a cause for celebration for Smurfit Kappa but also a significant milestone for the paper packaging industry. Read more at www.thepackagingportal.com.
Northwood Hygiene Products Whisper Eco Toilet Tissue in Paper-Wrapped Pack
Northwood Hygiene Products has introduced the new Whisper Eco toilet tissue, which comes in a convenient four-pack wrapped in paper. This toilet tissue is designed to provide softness and comfort, with an embossed pattern that enhances absorbency. The incorporation of laminated plies adds strength and volume to each roll.
Each roll of Whisper Eco contains 210 sheets and is made from 100% recycled toilet paper. The packaging is also made from 100% recycled material and can be recycled again after use, further reducing its impact on the environment. Read more at cleaningmag.com.
Coles Offers Compostable Produce Bags in All South Australian Stores
Coles, a prominent retail giant, has introduced an innovative initiative that will prevent the production of 28 million plastic produce bags in just one year. Taking a proactive stance against single-use plastics, Coles will replace these bags with certified compostable alternatives in the fresh produce section of all their South Australian stores.
These new compostable bags are crafted from renewable resources, such as corn starch, making them not only environmentally friendly but also easily disposable. They can be conveniently placed in the council's green bin or even used for home composting. Coles is leading the way by implementing this change a whole year ahead of the statewide regulation that will ban plastic produce bags. This initiative forms an integral part of South Australia's determined efforts to eliminate the use of harmful single-use plastics and promote a sustainable future. Read more at wastemanagementreview.com.au.
UPM Offers Compostable Food Stickers
UPM Specialty Papers is now offering a compostable solution for paper-based food stickers. UPM LabelCoat and LabelCoat Prime label face papers are certified industrially and home compostable, helping customers and brand owners meet the EU's Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation proposal requirements.
The regulation aims to ensure that all packaging in the EU must be reusable or recyclable by 2030. It also states that sticky labels attached to fruits and vegetables must be compostable in industrially controlled conditions. www.upm.com.
LC Paper Launches K-Zero Paper Range for Food and Retail Industries
LC Paper is launching its machine-glazed K-Zero kraft paper range for use in the food and retail industries. Available in three strength levels and weights between 25 gsm and 70 gsm, the K-Zero range is manufactured in a CO2-neutral process. It also offers alternatives in brown or white colors, partially or 100% recycled, and with or without wet strength properties.
The paper is produced using renewable resources such as wind, photovoltaic, and hydroelectric energy generation, and heat from biomass. Any emissions found in the supplier’s chemical processes, or the buying of recycled raw materials are apparently offset through reforestation projects in Spain. LC Paper intends the range to be used in auxiliary packaging elements, paper mats especially flat bags, Self-Opening-Square (SOS) packs, and single-use tablemats. All products made using these materials can be marketed as ‘carbon-neutral packaging’ and feature K-Zero branding, according to the company. Read more at packagingeurope.com.
Meal Plan Service Provider Lions Prep Selects Ranpak's RecyCold Climaliner Packaging
Meal plan service provider Lions Prep has selected Ranpak's RecyCold climaliner packaging solution to deliver meal kits. The new solution results from the collaboration between Lions Prep, Ranpak, and the distributor partner. Paper-based and entirely curbside recyclable, RecyCold climaliner avoids the return or disposal of unwanted packaging, and the solution delivers up to 48 hours of protection for ambient, chilled, and frozen products. Read more at packagingsouthasia.com.
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