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Greif announces a $50 per ton price increase on all URB grades

Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced today that it is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) effective today with new orders and shipments on and after July 26, 2021. This price increase is in response to ongoing cost pressures in […]

Stora Enso and Tingstad launch formed fiber food service bowls


Stora Enso is introducing its new eco-friendly takeaway bowls for foodservice packaging, PureFiber™ by Stora Enso. The products are free from plastic and PFAS and are designed to help customers replace plastic on-the-go food packaging. The bowls are being brought to market together with the wholesale company Tingstad. The PureFiber™ product range will expand to […]

Plastic Waste: The EU’s Worst Offenders

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According to Eurostat, 31 kg of plastic waste is produced per person across the EU each year, adding up to 15.8 million tonnes in total. Even though Ireland made a statement by being the first EU country to impose a plastic bag fee in 2002, it remains Europe’s worst offender when it comes to annual plastic […]

Plastic Can Take 500 Years To Bio-Degrade In The Ocean

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 the European Parliament overwhelmingly backed a sweeping ban on a range of single-use plastics in an effort to curb maritime pollution. The proposed directive will ban items such as plastic straws, cutlery, plates and cotton swabs by 2021 and ensure that 90 percent of plastic bottles are recycled by 2025. MEPs backed the legislation by 571 […]

Single-use plastics banned by EU Parliament

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European Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks. 560 MEPs voted in favor of the agreement with EU ministers, 35 against and 28 abstained. The following products will be banned in the EU by 2021: Single-use plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, and chopsticks); Single-use […]

Stora Enso signs global commitment to combat plastic pollution

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Stora Enso has joined the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source. The Global Commitment and its vision for a circular economy for plastic is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment. For Stora Enso, signing the commitment is another step to combat the global […]

DS Smith to sell its Plastics division for $585 million

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The Plastics division comprises the plastics operations of DS Smith, including flexible plastics, rigid plastics and foam products. Gross assets of the business as at 31 October 2018 were £223 million and profit before tax for the 12 month period to 31 October 2018 was £28 million. This sale represents an important step in DS […]

UK’s Tesco introduces trialling in-store recycling machines which pay customers for returned plastic bottles


Tesco has today announced further ways to make it simpler for customers to recycle and reuse plastic packaging, and stepped up its commitment to move to a closed loop packaging system. It also calls on Government to introduce a consistent nation-wide approach to recycling. To encourage customers to recycle plastic bottles, Tesco has today begun […]

New Recycling Association report calls for UK recycling to be simplified


The Recycling Association launched its 2018 Quality First Report at RWM. In the report, Association CEO Simon Ellin called for the UK’s approach to recycling to be simplified. “When we launched the Quality First campaign in September 2016 we knew that the overall quality of UK recycled materials needed to improve,” he said “Yes, there […]

With no domestic recycling, Kurdistan exports plastic, cardboard waste


ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdistan Region sells thousands of tons of plastic and cardboard waste to Turkish companies who recycle it and sell the products back in Kurdistan. Over the past two years, the KRG had issued 42 licenses to export 431,000 tons of waste plastic and cardboard. “Due to the lack of recycling […]