Stora Enso commits US$82M to slash water usage at Imatra Mill pulp facility

FINLAND – Finnish pulp and paper maker Stora Enso has invested US$82 million (€80 million) to centralize and modernize the wood handling process at its Imatra Mill in Finland. The funds have been used to boost the facility’s capacity for premium packaging board production and decrease water consumption throughout the debarking process. The Imatra Mill consists of two industrial units…

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Smurfit Kappa launches new wine packaging portfolio for e-commerce

IRELAND – Irish corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa has introduced a new packaging solution specifically tailored for e-commerce wine sales that has Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) certification. The company says this is a world first for a generic packaging solution designed for different case counts and wine bottle types. The new solution holds Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ (FFP) certification, which is…

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SOFi rolls out 100% compostable cup carrier in a bid to drive sustainability

US – Eco-friendly packaging solution provider SOFi has launched a new fabric-based, 100% compostable cup carrier for food and beverage businesses. Dubbed, The SOFi Cup Carrier, the new product is made from spunlace cotton, which is the same material as flushable wipes. The lightweight cup carrier is also claimed to biodegrade in both landfill and marine environments in less than…

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Nestlé Dolce Gusto launches new compostable-pod coffee machine

BRAZIL – Nescafé Dolce Gusto has rolled out a hot beverage machine concept pegged as a “coffee shop at home, branded Neo. The system’s proprietary technology and home-compostable pods are dubbed the brand’s “most sustainable system to date.” With the ability to connect the machine to a smartphone, consumers can personalize their coffee preparation at a distance. Neo’s new range…

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