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Ricoh nominated for RE100 Leadership Award

Ricoh is the only Japanese company nominated for the "RE100 Leadership Award". RE100 is a global initiative led by the Climate Group, a non-profit organisation in partnership with CDP, and is comprised of influential companies committed to 100 percent renewable electricity and working to increase the demand for and supply of renewable energy. Ricoh was the first Japanese company to join the RE100 initiative in 2017, which now includes more than 250 major companies.

UNITED CAPS Issues Interim Sustainability Report

“We didn’t inherit the planet from our parents. It is on loan from our children.”
UNITED CAPS, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, today issued an interim sustainability report outlining its sustainability targets and how its sustainability strategies inform all of its efforts, from the plant to the consumer’s hand. The update outlines priorities, and progress against them, through 2025.

arburgGREENworld: A walk in the woods in the home of injection moulding

• Managing Director Gerhard Böhm in conversation: Arburg is actively shaping change towards greater sustainability

• Plas.tv exclusive: Fascinating insights into the circular economy and conservation of resources
• Potential of plastics: Filming in the region of Arburg’s central Lossburg site

Vomela Companies Becomes the Latest Facility to Achieve SGP Certification

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today that The Vomela Companies, St. Paul, Minn., has joined the SGP community as the latest certified facility. For Vomela, SGP certification was the natural next step in its long-term efforts towards a cleaner future.

Henkel accelerates climate action and renewable energy usage

On the way to becoming a climate-positive company, Henkel has signed a large-scale virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) relating to a new wind farm in Bee County, Texas. The agreed capacity equals 100 percent of the electricity demand of Henkel’s operations in the US, which comprise more than 30 production sites across the country. The long-term commitment contributes to increasing the share of renewable energy in the grid and supports Henkel to reach its climate protection targets, which were approved by the “Science Based Targets initiative” earlier this year.

Siegwerk receives APR recognition for deinking technology for improving the recyclability of PET bottles

With its AQUANTUM Alkali Strippable Primer and SICURA UV/LED ink technology Siegwerk sets a new standard for the recycling of PET bottles: It significantly facilitates the deinking of UV/LED-printed PET shrink sleeves further improving the quality of recycled PET bottles according to the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

Sappi announces a significant step towards climate neutrality through the upgrade of boiler 11 at its SEU Gratkorn mill

Sappi announces a significant step towards climate neutrality through the upgrade of boiler 11 at its SEU Gratkorn mill
As part of Sappi’s global long term commitment to sustainability and the focus it has on climate action a decision has been reached to invest in a complete modernisation of boiler 11 at the Sappi Europe Gratkorn production site.

HolyGrail 2.0 launched: Mondi trials digital watermarking to separate waste for a circular economy

AIM, the European Brands Association, has launched HolyGrail 2.0 with Mondi and other partners across the value chain to prove the viability of digital watermarking for sorting waste at scale.

Digital watermarks have the potential to revolutionise the way we sort and recycle waste, increasing the commercial value of waste so that it can be reused again as a resource.
Mondi was a founding member of the Pioneer Project HolyGrail and continues to play an active role to validate the technology. This includes running trials with partners across the value chain.

Circularise raises €1.5 million to trace the plastics supply chains

DOMOPR020a 305488Funding from the EU Commission’s H2020’s SME Instrument Phase 2 for plastics supply chain tracking

For further rollout of the Circularise blockchain technology for circularity within the plastics industry
Cooperation of DOMO Chemicals, Covestro and Circularise shall bring transparency to plastic supply chains

Lessebo Paper publishes all-time low CO2 figures

Lessebo Paper has launched the environmental declaration of year 2020, based on 2019-year data, and reports a drastic decrease of CO2 emissions. The production of pulp and paper emits only 22kg per tonne finished product from Lessebo Paper, resulting in placing the company as one of the lowest CO2 emitters in the entire paper industry.

Quadpack Wood inaugurates biomass plant

By investing in sustainable manufacturing, global beauty packaging provider Quadpack aims to have a positive impact on society and the environment
September 2020 is a watershed in the history of Quadpack Wood. This month, the wood components factory based in Torelló, Spain, takes an important step towards carbon neutrality, thanks to a new biomass plant. Quadpack Wood will now use its own wood scraps to generate energy for its dryers, heating and air conditioning, thereby eliminating the need for fossil fuels.

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