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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 by...
July 2020

Sustainability is the new fashion!

At Artech, we set out to be a responsible corporate to the environment from the very beginning. We manufacture a wide range of environmentally friendly packaging as more and more corporates and companies are growing environmentally aware. Our ultimate objective is not only to reduce garbage and waste, but to make them ecologically sustainable. We hope to find more partners who care as much about the environment as we do, and make the Earth a greener planet. 5R concept ...
June 2020

The Coronavirus has not stopped the global trade of forest products

The Coronavirus has not stopped the global trade of forest products By: Wood Resources International LLC. The Coronavirus Epidemic has negatively impacted the supply chains for numerous industry sectors worldwide the past few months. Many commodity products saw reduced trade during March and April, a result of reduced demand, closures of manufacturing facilities to protect workers, constraint in the handling capacity of goods at many ports, and widespread financial ...
May 2020

U.S. Paper and Wood Products industry sets record-high levels of Tissue production during COVID-19 pandemic

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)President and CEOHeidi Brockcommented, regarding the U.S. paper and wood products industry’s record-high levels of tissue production in February and March in response to unprecedented demand from COVID-19: “The men and women who work in the paper and wood products industry continue to do their part to respond to demand for products like bathroom tissue and paper towels during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. United States tissue mills manufactur...
April 2020

Feel Good Drinks gets a rebrand from The Collaborators

Food and drink branding specialists, The Collaborators repositioned and rebranded Feel Good Drinks to give it “a more ownable and purpose-led proposition.” The Bristol-based agency has transformed the brand into one that “not only tastes good, but does good too.” The brief was to move Feel Good Drinks Co. on from its one-dimensional health message to a more holistic, wellbeing alternative. The Collaborators’ strategy was to own taking time out to clear the mind and to be ‘in the ...
April 2020

Launch of the European alliance for a Green Recovery

Cepi,the Confederation of European paper industriesand its members across Europe, strongly support the initiative ofPascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament, to launch aEuropean alliance for a Green Recovery. Cepi joins 180 political decision-makers, business leaders, trade unions, NGOs, and think tanks who have come together to create the alliance. In the face of the coronavirus crisis, the biggest challenge Europe has faced in peacetime, with devastati...
April 2020

Pro Carton President’s statement on COVID-19

The world is facing one of its biggest challenges of our lifetimes – the COVID-19 global humanitarian situation. Now is the time to pull together, support each other and to abide by the guidance given by our local governments and health services. The carton and cartonboard industry is doing its utmost to maintain the flow of essential goods, in particular packaging for foods, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products being aware of its crucial role to ensure security of supply. We take our respon...
March 2020

How Coronavirus could impact Pulp & Paper demand

Coronavirus outbreaks have developed across the globe. Countries like Italy and China have instituted blockades and quarantines to prevent the spread of the disease, while United States health officials are preparing the country for its likely bout with the newly dubbed COVID-19 strain. Anxiety levels have risen along with the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in China and beyond. American markets are nervous as theDow Jones Industrial Index dropped nearly 2,000 points in a two-day span fr...
March 2020

Rewarding Sustainable Forest Management practices will enhance biodiversity and climate resilience of EU forests

This week, the European Commission is hosting the “International Conference on Forests for Biodiversity and Climate” in Brussels to discuss pressures on EU forest ecosystems due to, among others, climate change as well as how to best protect forests and their biodiversity for a climate neutral and climate resilient land. The European paper industry has a strategic interest in keeping healthy and growing forests in Europe. They offer a wide range of renewable and recyclable wood fibre-bas...
January 2020

Where is secondary packaging going?

ByPaul Heney The key to more sustainable primary and secondary packaging involves two major approaches: recycle and reduce. The first requires that packaging materials are kept in constant circulation, being continuously reused. The second entails finding many different ways of using less and less packaging material in order to save on resources and avoid waste. “The greatest challenge for us is the processability of the packaging materials,” said Karl-Heinz Klumpe, ...
December 2019

NextGen Cup Challenge: Nestlé joins initiative to build a fully recyclable, compostable to-go cup

This announcement follows a series of initiatives and concrete steps taken by Nestlé to accelerate action to tackle plastic waste, in line with its commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The NextGen Consortium is a multi-year, multi-industry global consortium that aims to advance the design, commercialization and recovery of food packaging alternatives. The NextGen Cup Challenge is the first initiative of the Consortium. It calls on innovators, start...