UPM Raflatac partners Orthex to recycle ocean-bound plastic

FINLAND – Global supplier of labeling materials for branding and promotion, UPM Raflatac has collaborated with Orthex to offer household products and their labeling made of recycled plastic saved from ending up as marine litter. The initiative will produce products like buckets, wash bowls and water scoops using raw materials from value chains that collect plastic waste and transform them.…

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Colombier has secured financial backing from Taaleri to scale operations

FINLAND – Finnish paper and forest product manufacturer, Colombier has received financial backing from Taaleri Bioindustry I Fund to expand operations. Colombier Finland will use the proceeds from the investment to expand its ecological packaging plant in Pyhtää, which produces innovative packaging materials. A subsidiary of the Colombier Group, Colombier Finland offers sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging. The company offers…

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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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Stora Enso invests US$984M in its Oulu site to accelerate growth in renewable packaging

FINLAND – Finnish forestry group Stora Enso has announced a US$983.58 million (€1 billion) investment to convert the remaining idle paper machine at its Oulu site in Finland into a high-volume consumer board production line. According to the firm, the investment is intended to accelerate the growth in renewable packaging by offering new volumes for growing packaging segments. Stora Enso…

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Finnish industry launches US$2.9M to develop industrial chemical recycling concept for plastic waste

FINLAND – The Finnish government is launching a US$2.9 million (€3m) advanced recycling project in collaboration with academics and a host of packaging and waste management businesses. The project will investigate and upscale pyrolysis technology to boost Finland’s recycling rates and circularize the plastics economy. Part of the national UrbanMill innovation project, the research is funded by Business Finland and…

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Stora Enso introduces Papira pulp form packaging in the market

FINLAND – Finnish forestry group Stora Enso has introduced Sustainability Awards finalist Papira as a ‘recyclable’ alternative to fossil-based foam materials in packaging. The company claims that its new solution is both plastic-free and fully recyclable at kerbside and in paper waste streams. Its reported biodegradability suggests that, if it ends up in the environment, the material will not have…

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