The new Paperitalo Supplier Directory has opened its first month, January 2024, with almost 26,000 visitors worldwide as independently verified by our software platform provider. It is well on its way to becoming the destination for seekers of pulp and paper equipment, supplies, technology and expendables anywhere on earth.
As consumers increasingly voice their environmental concerns, industries worldwide are actively seeking sustainable alternatives to reduce their carbon footprint.
Carton Competition is the Oscars of our industry and the leading competition for carton manufacturers involved in the concept, design, print, performance, and shelf appeal of paperboard packaging.
Columbia corrugated facility sees 700+ ton CO2 reduction while increasing speed and capacity.
In our increasingly environmentally conscious world, it's common for companies to tout their green initiatives and environmentally friendly practices, and that's just good business. But all too often, companies claim benefits - like the environmental superiority of "recyclable plastic" packaging or "going green" by switching from paper to electronic communications -- as a way to cloak poor environmental performance or mask cost-cutting efforts. With no sound scientific evidence to back them up, these types of claims are textbook greenwashing.
Recent survey data validates the backlash shown on the WSJ website in response to Citigroup's decision to cut off all electronic communications to consumers who refuse to go paperless.
In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, the organizations warned that moving forward with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed revisions would jeopardize American jobs and risk substantial economic harm.
The Washington Times recently featured an opinion piece by an advocate for the plastics industry that included multiple unsubstantiated environmental claims about paper-based packaging. Two Sides North America submitted the following letter to the editors in response.
Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, is hosting the annual Specialty Papers US conference this October 24-26, 2023, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
DS Smith PLC, the leading global sustainable fiber-based packaging company and Coca-Cola HBC Austria have collaborated to replace plastic handles for 1.5 liter PET soft drink multi-packs with cardboard based outer packaging. This new plastic replacement solution will be delivered to supermarkets in Austria as of September 2023.
"A long lasting impact." That's the definition of what a legacy leaves behind. Well, there's no better way to look at the legacy of a company than viewing its logos. Smith Corona's brand has been around for decades (over 130 years but who's counting?), so we've gone through a lot of changes - all better than the next!
We have partnered with sushi specialist Eat Happy to develop a fully recyclable sustainable solution for the firm's disposable plastic sushi trays. The tray and the lid of the new packaging are made from natural and renewable raw materials using corrugated cardboard.
Two Sides North America Anti-Greenwashing Campaign Persuades 21 Leading Companies to Remove Unsubstantiated Environmental Claims in 1H23
CENIBRA is a 50-year-old pulp and paper company in Minas Gerias, Brazil, that maintains exceptionally high standards, and goes beyond what most other pulp and paper companies do. Ronaldo Ribiero, Head of the Department of Information and Technology, shares with us his insider's experience today.
Smith Corona today announces the launch of its new division, Pinnacle Labels, a leading manufacturer and provider of top-quality weigh scale labels. With full dedication to scale label production, Pinnacle Labels' mission is to bring convenience and affordability to the industry.
A new survey commissioned by Two Sides North America and conducted by international research firm Toluna found that U.S. consumers believe paper-based packaging is better for the environment than other packaging materials.
Print media saw significant disruption during the coronavirus pandemic as many people moved online for news and information, but consumers' preference for receiving and reading print on paper has rebounded over the past two years. This according to a new survey commissioned by Two Sides North America and conducted by global research firm Toluna.
A new investigative report, Pulping Borneo, finds that the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) Group, the world's largest viscose producer and major paper products company, continues to rely on deforestation in its supply chain despite a high-profile commitment to "No-Deforestation". The report, co-published by five organisations including Greenpeace International, also reveals a chain of offshore shell companies pointing to RGE Group control behind a new mega-scale pulp mill in North Kalimantan, Indonesia, putting some of the world's largest remaining rainforests at risk.
Have you heard that the earth is flat, literally flat? Yes, there are serious organizations making impressive-sounding arguments and throwing scientific jargon in every direction to disprove what real science and observation have taught us about our planet, but in the end the earth is still round. So it is with the claim that paper manufacturing is "a major contributor to climate change."
A federal court in California dismissed a seven-year lawsuit brought by Resolute Forest Products against a number of Greenpeace staff members and entities, including Greenpeace International and Greenpeace USA. The Canadian logging company sued the Greenpeace defendants for CA $100 million in an attempt to silence and bankrupt them, after criticism of its unsustainable forestry practices.
Lenzing Group is scaling the production of pre-consumer recycled lyocell with the support of three denim mills. The company revealed this week that it has entered the initial phase of the Fiber Recycling Initiative by Tencel.
Since its inception, the Two Sides North America Anti-greenwashing Campaign has eliminated literally billions of instances of paper-related greenwashing in the United States and Canada - and engagement with large utilities, banks and insurers in January and February has set the pace for millions more in 2023.
Another Finland strike is making headlines and giving the paper industry flashbacks to last year. The Finland Transport Workers' Union, known as Auto-ja Kjetusala Työntekijäliitto (AKT), began striking on February 15, 2023. The strike is between union and employer organizations over labor and wage disputes for stevedores, terminal workers, and other various transport professionals. If this sounds familiar, that's because the AKT was on strike just last year.
The OCC recycling rate recently has come under question, and the industry is confronting the circularity of one of our most recyclable materials.
There's been a steady decline in the paper industry that we've all had front row seats to for years now. The play "Death of a Salesman" doesn't quite compare to the "Death of Print." To be more specific, printing and writing paper like magazines and newspapers. Unfortunately, labels get looped into this group, too.