Environment

AkzoNobel helping to save the Brazilian rainforest

AkzoNobel helping to save the Brazilian rainforest

A large area of Brazilian rainforest located within one of AkzoNobel’s sites is being planted with around 12,000 seedlings of species native to the region as part of an ongoing project to safeguard the fragile ecosystem. The seedlings will replace part of the existing non-native eucalyptus woodland within a six hectare plot at the Tangará Reserve, which sits inside the ...

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Indian Army (CIF Kilo) Sets up Plant to Recycle Used Tetra Pak Cartons

Indian Army (CIF Kilo) Sets up Plant to Recycle Used Tetra Pak Cartons

30 May 2017, New Delhi : The Indian Army is associated with numerous efforts to conserve nature and promote a sense of responsibility toward the environment. As a step in the same direction Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) Kilo has undertaken an environment project for recycling of used Tetra Pak cartons, in association with Tetra Pak India. “Milk in Tetra Pak cartons ...

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Avery Dennison promotes sustainability across label and packaging industry with educational video series

Avery Dennison promotes sustainability across label and packaging industry with educational video series

27 April 2017, Singapore : Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation today reiterated its commitment to sustainability with a video series that makes easy for label converters & brand owners to understand the importance of sustainable paper sourcing to achieve their sustainability goals. “In this Ask the Experts video series, we share insights into global trends and ...

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Reebok Will Introduce Plant-Based Sustainable Shoes This Year

Reebok Will Introduce Plant-Based Sustainable Shoes This Year

It’s ‘Cotton + Corn’ initiative is creating sneakers that can turn into compost. While others try shoes that lace themselves or have 3D printed soles, Reebok will have “plant-based” footwear on shelves this year. Adidas already sold a sneaker produced from ocean-plastic, but Reebok’s “Cotton + Corn” push is focused on shoes that are made from sustainable, growing materials, that ...

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Number of GOTS certified facilities increase 21% to 4,642 in 2016

Number of GOTS certified facilities increase 21% to 4,642 in 2016

02 May 2017, Navi Mumbai : The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) demonstrated a substantial increase, from 3,814 facilities in 2015 to 4,642 facilities in 2016. GOTS certified facilities are now located in 63 countries around the world. Growth is continuously, evenly spread across all market segments including the mass market and the big ...

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SGIA Members Yunker Industries and Bolger Vision Beyond Print Earn SGP Certification

SGIA Members Yunker Industries and Bolger Vision Beyond Print Earn SGP Certification

Both printers point to customer demand as a motivating factor in pursuing certification. Fairfax, VA, USA : SGIA congratulates member companies Bolger Vision Beyond Print (Minneapolis) and Yunker Industries, Inc. (Elkhorn and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin) for achieving the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership’s (SGP) SGP Certification. The SGP Partnership is the leading non-profit accreditation organization that promotes sustainability in printing practices ...

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Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Announces Four New Board of Directors Members

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Announces Four New Board of Directors Members

Fairfax, VA, USA : The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, has elected four new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected board members include members of the print industry and academia. They are: Dr. George Glisan, Reese Distinguished Professor of Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology at Appalachian State ...

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – New version 5.0 released

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – New version 5.0 released

Version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has been released. GOTS is the worldwide recognized standard for the processing of textiles made with 95 percent (label grade “organic”) or at least 70 percent (label grade “made with organic”) certified organic fibres. GOTS’ core provisions such as the minimum content of certified organic fibers and the general bans on ...

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Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Invites collective action from fast-moving consumer goods industry to be fully circular on plastic packaging London/Rotterdam : Unilever today committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), ...

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KIWO Australia promotes sustainability with new solar system

KIWO Australia promotes sustainability with new solar system

As of Friday the 10th of February around 9.30am in the morning, KIWO produces 75% of its daily electrical power requirements itself from their newly installed solar station at its Headquarters in Tullamarine VIC. “I believe that Australia is the perfect place for renewable energies” says Martin Stacher, Managing Director of KIWO. “We do have ample of space and sun ...

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