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Three scientific studies break stereotypes on reusable packaging

| It is now scientifically proven that reuse should be considered on a case-by-case basis as it is not always the best environmental option.

BIR: Strong criticism of EU plans on waste shipments

| At the annual convention of the Bureau of International Recycling, all divisions criticized the EU Commission's plans for greater regulation of waste shipments: Restricting trade would endanger businesses and recycling.
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Global free, fair & sustainable recovered paper trade is crucial for recycling industry

| The recycling industry collects and recovers paper waste into standardized quality grade recovered paper in line with the European standard EN 643 on a daily basis.

Mixed waste sorting changing the game

| Tomra and a Norwegian waste sorting plant have demonstrated that mixed waste sorting prior to disposal is a superior solution to separate collection.
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Decarbonisation of Kirkniemi Mill

| Sappi has approved an investment in Kirkniemi Mill in Lohja, Finland which enables a switch in its energy sourcing to renewable bioenergy. With this investment the mill’s direct fossil greenhouse gas emissions will reduce by about 90 percent, which is equivalent to 230 000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Updated results single-use vs multiple use paper

| A full life cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) and carried out by independent consultant Ramboll challenges the common perception that reusable tableware has lower environmental impacts.

Valmet’s climate program targets approved by SBTi

| Valmet introduced its climate program in March 2021 with CO2 emission reduction targets for its entire value chain. Now Valmet has got its climate program targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

BIR report highlights increase in proportion of paper and board made from recovered fibre

| Worldwide, production of recovered fibre fell from just over 250 million tonnes in 2018 to less than 244 million tonnes in 2019. However, global production of paper and board using recovered fibres held steady at just below 211 million tonnes.

Andritz starts up reject handling line in Laos

| Andritz has started up a complete reject handling line as well as key stock preparation equipment at Sun Paper Savannakhet, Savannakhet Province, Laos.

First-ever guidance released for integrating plastic impacts into company ESG assessments

| A new report by WWF for the first time provides detailed guidance on how to integrate plastic into environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related performance assessment of companies.

Valmet introduces its climate program

| Valmet introduced its climate program "Forward to a carbon neutral future" in the company’s Capital Markets Day on March 10, 2021. The program continues the company’s work for sustainability.

AF&PA releases guide to further advance paper recycling

| The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released a new tool, The Design Guidance for Recyclability, a data-driven resource to aid packaging designers and brands in the design and manufacture of packaging to meet recyclability goals.

Life Cycle Assessment Study single use vs. multiple use

| Ramboll’s new European Study challenges common perception that reusable tableware has lower environmental impacts.

Keycycle is intensifying cooperation with Cadel Deinking

| The Spanish company Cadel Deinking has been working on the removal of printing inks from plastic surfaces since 2014 and has developed an innovative process for this purpose.

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