Sustainability News

Voith joins sustainability alliance 4evergreen

Voith recently joined the 4evergreen alliance, an association of more than 60 companies along the entire value chain of fiber-based packaging with the common goal of increasing the recycling rate of fiber-based packaging to over 90% by 2030. “We are very pleased to be part of the 4evergreen initiative”, says Bernd Gueldenberg, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Voith Paper. “The cross-industry alliance's goal of driving sustainable, recyclable fiber-based packaging solutions fits perfectly with Voith's DNA and our vision to improve our world with highly sustainable and efficient technologies.” Various future projects are planned as part of the alliance.

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Arauco improves sustainability by expanding water reuse of the Licancel pulp mill in Chile

AFRY provided expertise in Arauco’s Licancel pulp mill project, which targeted to enable the expansion of water reuse in the pulp production line as part of the company's sustainability objectives. Arauco requested AFRY to develop different scenarios of how the treated effluent could be reused in the pulp mill itself. With its special competence in pulp and paper sector, AFRY is strengthening its operations in the Chilean industry.

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BillerudKorsnäs: SWAPP® to sustainable packaging

SWAPP® with an extra P for paper is a range of fibre-based packaging materials from BillerudKorsnäs to enable transition from plastic to paper and meet new consumer demands through better sustainability performance for people and the planet.

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BIR’s 2020 Annual Report

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has released its 2020 Annual Report that highlights key recycling industry developments and data as well as the organization’s activities on behalf of its membership. The report is launched during the opening address delivered by BIR President Tom Bird at the start of the 2021 online World Recycling Convention & Exhibition aimed at keeping the BIR membership and the wider recycling community informed during this prolonged period of business and economic uncertainty.

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Huhtamaki invests in new fiber packaging capacity in South Africa

Huhtamaki, a global manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions, is setting up a new manufacturing unit in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa to serve its existing and new egg packaging customers in the KwaZulu-Natal area with a broad range of locally produced packaging solutions. The new facility will be located close to one of South Africa’s main export ports, enabling competitive exports of egg packaging for customers across East Africa.

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Forestry and forest products sector releases global Sustainability Progress Report

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of sustainability: sustainable forest management, renewable energy, greenhouse gas and suplhur dioxide emissions, water use, health and safety, and recycling. The 2021 report also highlights the forest products sector’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PTS Recovered Paper Conference

On May 18 - 19, 2021, the established PTS Conference “Recovered Paper” will take place - this time featuring two innovations: for the first time PTS goes international and switches the conference language to English, and on top of that, the event will be held as an online event - with plenty of networking opportunities. P3 / ipw / bio-fibre magazine accompany the conference as media partner.

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