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Soyang ramps up PVC recycling initiative

Soyang Europe has ramped up its new print waste recycling partnership with waste management specialist Blue Castle Group.

The digitally printable media manufacturer said that the PVC Recycling Membership Scheme, which received an initial soft roll-out last year, offers “a much sought-after solution to the industry’s PVC waste dilemma”.

Soyang Europe managing director Mark Mashiter described the scheme as “the first step towards a very real recycling solution to the use of PVC banner material, which is widely used within the printing industry, but not currently recyclable.  We started quite slowly with some select customers who were mainly in the outdoor market producing billboards and banners. We wanted to do it step by step to ensure

Smurfit Kappa wins five awards for innovation, sustainability

Smurfit Kappa won the ‘Cool Vendor’ and ‘Sustainability’ awards at the 2019 Deliver event in Lisbon. Deliver is the biggest eCommerce logistics event in Europe.

While the ‘Cool Vendor’ award was given to the company for being the most respected brand and inspiring services, the  Sustainability award recognized the surge of interest in Smurfit Kappa’s industry-leading Better Planet Packaging initiative, which champions renewable, recyclable and biodegradable packaging solutions for eCommerce

The Navigator Company to give paper for magazine firm

The Navigator Company announced that as of April it will supply National Geographic magazine with paper for an envelope to replace about 150,000 plastic bag enclosures per year in Portugal.
“This partnership with a prestigious brand like National Geographic is a very important step for our company, which has always been committed to the sustainable development of the planet through the use of natural and renewable resources and the development of sustainable paper-based products,” said Antonio

Huhtamaki introduces new range of recyclable flexible packaging

Huhtamaki has launched blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper.

Huhtamaki blueloop products use innovative polyolefin structures to pack coffee, snacks, dry food, personal care and other fast-moving consumer products. The range also includes paper-based options to replace plastic packaging.

Huhtamaki noted that packaging is transforming from linear one-time use to a circular model where materials are collected, recycled and reused. This

Clearwater Paper introduces NuVo

Clearwater Paper has introduced NuVo, a new brand of cup stock paperboard that provides foodservice operators choice and differentiation through customized material to fit their specific brand needs. The newly-branded cup stock paperboard is now available to Clearwater Paper's customers. “We are excited to introduce NuVo to our customers, with a quality standard that we believe stands apart from any other paperboard cup product in the market,” said Steve Bowden, senior vice president of the