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February 2021

Advantages of Paper, Paperboard, and Cardboard Cartons

Paper, paperboard, and cardboard cartons are frequently used as packaging for products in stores as well as used in shipping. Corrugated cardboard, for example, has excellent structural stability for shipping, storing, and even marketing products. Since it is easy to print on paper-based material, it is simple to incorporate branding right into your packaging. In addition, paper and cardboard are easily recyclable, completely renewable, and frequently reusable for those environmentally-conscio...
February 2021

What is post-consumer waste paper stock (and why does it matter)?

What is post-consumer waste paper stock (and why does it matter)? You want to be as eco-friendly as possible with your print marketing materials, but if you’re not printing on 100% post-consumer waste paper stock then you’re missing an easy opportunity to go green. This blog explains what is post-consumer waste paper stock and why it matters to your business. What is post-consumer waste paper stock? 100% post-consumer waste is an eco-friendly paper stock. The te...
January 2021

Plastic recycling process

Plastic recycling process: collection, sorting, washing, resizing, identification and separation, and compounding. Step 1: Collection The first step is collecting the plastic material that is to be recycled. This step is reliant upon businesses, restaurants, and the public to dispose of their plastic waste in the correct place. It is ideal for the government to have a recycling collection system that goes to people’s houses or businesses to col...
January 2021

Introduction of carbon tax may lead to tightening competition in EU pulp and paper market

The introduction of a carbon tax on imports to the EU, which is scheduled for 2022, could have a negative effect on pulp and paper producers from emerging nations, operating in it and may even result in their exit from this market, according to recent statements, made by representatives of some paper producers and EU analysts in the field of paper business. In contrast to importers, most of the EU pulp and paper producers have already shifted on cleaner technologies in their production ...
January 2021

US containerboard production up two percent in November

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its November 2020 Containerboard Monthly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in November increased two percent compared to November 2019, and four percent when compared to the same 11 months of 2019. November 2020 production of containerboard for export went down six percent compared to the same month last year; it was up 13 percent year-to-date. The containerboard operating rate was 93.3 percent,...
December 2020

G7 Master standard

Brands, Buyers & Creatives use qualified G7 suppliersbecause Consistency Color is an important part of why people embrace (or reject) a brand Color greatly contributes to perceived value of quality Color and color quality enhance consumers’ experience with the product and add to its public reputation Color is one of the most emotional attributes of a brand Color consistency reinforces trust. Inconsistency with colors associated with a br...
December 2020

Recycling sector continues its vital work amid patchwork of COVID restrictions

Although successful trials with various vaccines are offering hope for the medium and long term in the fight against the Coronavirus, the pandemic appears certain to remain a significant factor in business activities until well into next year. For an update on how the recycling industry is coping with current business conditions,BIRhas sought expert feedback from its Ambassadors representing various countries and regions around the world. InIndia, states are implementing restrictions to cu...
December 2020

Surgical masks and biodegradable bamboo masks: a combination that is 99.8% effective against coronavirus

Increasing the protective effectiveness of surgical masks by ensuring 99.8% bacterial filtration and a surface that is always clean on the outer side: this is what is achieved through the combined use of two masks, a “traditional” surgery and a biodegradable bamboo single-sheet, made with aKörber Tissuepatent, which guarantees greater protection in the most crowded environments such as airports, transport vehicles, shopping malls, and school settings. “We created Myfaceroll masks during...
December 2020

Coca-Cola and Carlsberg Will Switch to Plant-Based Bottles That Break Down Within a Year

According to theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, scientists estimate that eight million metric tons of plastic—approximately the weight of 90 aircraft carriers—finds its way into the oceans every year. The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco) wants to help manufacturers and distributors reduce their single-use plastic waste by creating bottles made from degradable plant sugars rather than fossil fuels.BillerudKorsnäs, a paper packaging developer, first started this initiative in 20...
December 2020

A Group Of People From Peru Launched Compostable Plates Made Out Of Banana Leaves

An eco-friendly mindset group of Peruvian launched a project‘Bio Plant’to replace the single-use plastic plates with these biodegradable ones and to reduce plastic usage. The best thing about this innovative product is its biodegradable life-span. Within two months (less than 60 days) this becomes one with the ground and becomes a natural fertilizer. To make this project come to life, the initiators Josué Soto and Rolf Torres Lizárraga, cooperated with the program Innóvate P...
July 2020

GRS/RCS CERTIFICATION

GRS The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of Recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production. The objectives of the GRS are: Alignment of definitions across multiple applications. T...
July 2020

FSC Certification

The FSC ™ certification is issued by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). When the product is marked with the FSC ™ certification mark, it means that the material of the product comes from the qualified "well-managed forest". The raw material source of the product is reliable, sustainable and regulated. The main purpose of FSC ™ certification is to ensure that the wood and wood materials used in the product are not from unqualified forests, but from responsible forests certified ...