Online shoppers have increased recycling but are frustrated by excessive packaging, reveals DS Smith

US – Global packaging producer DS Smith has released a consumer survey that suggests online shoppers are dissatisfied with packages too big for the products being shipped, too flimsy, covered with too much tape or not being waterproof or recyclable. The poll was conducted in October in collaboration with Toronto-based research firm Torfac and had 1,000 respondents. The results show…

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DS Smith’s GreenChute provides leaf collection solutions, as fall approaches

US – As fall approaches, sustainable packaging leader DS Smith has launched a new solution to collect the season’s changing leaves with GreenChute, a 100% curbside recyclable and reusable corrugated yard waste bag filler. As part of the company’s mission to provide customers with environmentally friendly and fully recyclable products, DS Smith uses its trademark Greencoat technology to create GreenChute…

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DS Smith partners Krones to develop sustainable shrink-wrap alternative

UK – British fiber-based packaging supplier DS Smith has partnered with Krones to develop ECO Carrier, a fiber-based alternative to shrink-wrap for PET multipack bottles. ECO Carrier can be applied using the Krones mechanization system for its LitePac Top range, which applies sustainable packaging solutions to PET. The system uses corrugated board clips to hold PET bottles together and is…

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Packaging leader DS Smith appoints new MD for North America

NORTH AMERICA – DS Smith, a sustainable packaging leader, announced today that it has named Keith Tornes as managing director, paper, forestry and recycling for North America. With nearly 30 years of experience in operations and plant management in several senior global leadership roles, Tornes will be responsible for the U.S. operations that produce linerboard and corrugating medium to support…

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DS Smith reiterates call for separate paper and board collections in UK

UK – Paper recycling and mill business DS Smith has reiterated its call for the government to mandate separate collections of paper and board from households and businesses. The company claims there is evidence that the higher contamination rates and “material loss” in commingled collections “drag down” the “true recycling rate” of paper and card. John Melia, Director of Strategy…

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