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Amcor launches Huggies Eco Protect diapers with 30% recycled content
Amcor launches Huggies Eco Protect diapers with 30% recycled content

27th Apr 2024

Amcor and Kimberly Clark introduce Huggies Eco Protect diaper packaging in Peru, incorporating 30 per cent recycled materials. The bags feature post-consumer recycled content and align with a circular economy approach. Developed by Amcor, the packaging maintains performance while reducing energy consumption, carbon footprint, and water usage.

 EU Parliament approves packaging legislation to promote sustainability
EU Parliament approves packaging legislation to promote sustainability

25th Apr 2024

European Parliament approved a sustainability-focused packaging law, securing 476 votes in favour. The legislation targets a reduction in packaging waste to boost the circular economy. It introduces measures such as limits on empty space in packaging, bans on certain single-use plastics from 2030, and restrictions on PFAS chemicals in food...

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EU Parliament, Council reach deal on more sustainable packaging rules

6th Mar 2024

The European Parliament and Council have agreed on revamped rules to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging. The aim is to make packaging safer and more sustainable, by requiring all packaging to be recyclable, minimising the presence of harmful substances, reducing unnecessary packaging, boosting use of recycled content and improving collection and...

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Yonex selects Japan's Mitsui’s Ecorise PLA for eco-friendly packaging

23rd Jan 2024

Yonex Co, the sporting goods manufacturer, has chosen Mitsui Chemicals Asahi Life Materials Co's Ecorise PLA spunbond nonwoven for packaging its tennis racquets, aligning with its eco-friendly practices. The switch from nylon cases to Ecorise packaging, featuring embossed Yonex logos and utilising ultrasonic welding, enhances sustainability.

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Sweden’s Billerud appoints Andrei Kres as new CFO

23rd Dec 2023

Billerud has appointed Andrei Kres as its new chief financial officer (CFO). With a decade-long tenure at Billerud, Kres has held various roles, including head of group treasury and vice president of group finance. Having served as acting CFO since August 2023, Kres brings a strong financial background and valuable company experience to the role.

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US company Sonoco acquires Inapel Embalagens

5th Dec 2023

Sonoco has expanded its flexible packaging operations by acquiring Inapel Embalagens in Brazil. Inapel, with over 50 years of industry leadership, operates 2 facilities in Sao Paulo. The acquisition complements Sonoco's existing packaging operation in Pinhais, Brazil. Inapel's technical capabilities align with Sonoco's focus on sustainable...

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Andritz starts up largest fibreline in China for Nanning Sun Paper

5th Dec 2023

Andritz has successfully initiated operations at Nanning Sun Paper's pulp and paper mill in Guangxi Province, China, with a cutting-edge fibreline and lime kiln plant. The project, executed on a full EPS basis, features China's largest high-kappa fibreline (1,600 adt/d capacity) and an energy-efficient lime kiln (450 t/d burnt lime capacity).

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LyondellBasell announces first advanced recycling plant in Germany

21st Nov 2023

LyondellBasell will construct its first advanced recycling plant in Germany, using innovative MoReTec technology. Operational by 2025, the plant aims for net zero GHG emissions and a 50,000-tonne capacity. It will process difficult-to-recycle plastics, reducing environmental impact. The facility marks a significant step in sustainable polymer...

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Sappi’s Cloquet mill completes Higg FEM assessment

3rd Nov 2023

Sappi Limited, a leading dissolving pulp producer, has achieved a 91.5 per cent score in the Higg FEM verification audit at its Cloquet mill, demonstrating strong environmental practices. The Higg FEM, developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, measures and scores environmental performance in areas like water use, carbon emissions, waste...

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