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Helsinki sponsors innovative experiments to prevent plastic waste in the Baltic Sea

Four experiments to combat marine litter in the Baltic Sea have received support from the City of Helsinki. A startup named Clewat tested a new kind of waste collection ship that effectively collects macro and microplastics from seawater, while Innogreen developed a green wall to filter plastic debris out of stormwater. Bioharbour analysed plastic volumes in cruise ships’ food waste that enters the Baltic Sea, and Bloft Design Lab developed a giant 3D printer to print SUP boards from plastic waste retrieved from shore areas. The experiments were conducted during 2020 in Helsinki’s coastal and sea areas.

UPM Raflatac supports MountainTrue’s Volunteer Water Information Network in Western North Carolina

MountainTrue is pleased to partner with label material manufacturer UPM Raflatac which through its Biofore Share and Care grant program is sponsoring MountainTrue’s Volunteer Water Information Network (VWIN). This volunteer-powered program features members of the public collecting water samples from over 30 sites throughout Western North Carolina’s French Broad River Water Basin every month.

Ship & Shore Environmental Operates as an Essential Business in 2020 – A Source for Clean Air Solutions

After a year of exceptional global stress and turmoil dominated by COVID-19, Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. (S&SE), a pioneer in pollution abatement solutions, announced prior-year results that reflect the company’s ability to pivot quickly and tailor its solutions to people and regions in need.

Be a 2021 sustainability goal getter

By Eef de Ridder, Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Printing Group, Ricoh Europe

This time of year is traditionally associated with reflection followed by action. Of course 2020 gave us a lot to think about and much of 2021 will be focused on how to manage next steps as vaccination programmes roll out across Europe.

DSM and Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solution for Dyneema-based end-products

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Clariter, an international clean-tech company, today announced a strategic partnership to pursue a next-generation chemical recycling solution for products based on DSM’s Dyneema®, an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber.

Clariant & Casale develop new ammonia catalyst for sustainable CO2 reduction

Meet AmoMax-Casale: the sustainable, award-winning new ammonia synthesis catalyst jointly developed by Clariant and Casale. Thanks to significantly higher activity than previous catalysts, AmoMax-Casale makes ammonia production more efficient and less polluting than ever before.

A milestone in sustainable packaging

Sappi deploys innovative barrier paper technology to scale up production
Sappi is to introduce a new barrier coating technology for functional paper packaging at its speciality paper mill in Alfeld, Germany, strengthening its position as a global leader in sustainable paper packaging solutions. Explaining the decision, Berry Wiersum, CEO Sappi Europe, said: "Expanding the use of our proprietary barrier coating technology underpins Sappi's leading position in the Functional Paper Packaging product group. It also anchors the commitment with our customers regarding the development of innovative forward-looking packaging solutions that contribute to a sustainable future."

Sustainable and innovative - Leonhard Kurz pushes circular economy

Life Cycle Thinking is anchored in Kurz' corporate goals. The commitment to sustainability and the active promotion of the circular economy is now also clearly reflected in the company's appearance at this year's innovation show CES all digital: under the motto Earth Attraction, the global player from Fürth is showing innovations in the areas of product and design and is tackling sustainable and at the same time highly effective solutions for a variety of industries in different ways. The new design concept Gravity Forces, inspired by the elements of fire, water, earth and air, as well as the environmentally friendly innovations from the field of plastic decoration, which are presented under the title New Ground, are a homage to nature, the preservation of which Kurz has set as its goal. With Circle of Life, the company also presents its commitment to sustainability at all levels from production to waste recycling.

Dassault Systèmes Commits to the Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

• Dassault Systèmes joins a growing group of companies that are setting emissions reduction targets in line with what climate science says is necessary

• Company commits to set a target based on SBTi criteria within 24 months to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to meet Paris Agreement goals
• Commitment furthers the scientific company’s mission to harmonize product, nature and life through proactive, sustainability-focused initiatives

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