Stora Enso, Huhtamaki to advance European paper cup recycling initiative

BELGIUM – Finnish pulp and paper maker Stora Enso and Huhtamaki’s Cup Collective initiative has welcomed its first partners. The new partners include McDonald’s, SSP – The Food Travel Experts, C2 Centre, and the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB), all further supporting the initiative’s ability to significantly increase paper cup recycling volumes in Europe. The program launched in September…

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Huhtamaki expands capacity of its Spain factory to scale operations

SPAIN – Finnish sustainable packaging company Huhtamaki has inaugurated a 12,500m² expansion of its paper-based packaging manufacturing site in Nules, Spain. The expansion involved a €20 million (US$20.8m) investment, which included a grant of €2.2 million (US$2.3m) from the Conselleria de Hacienda y Modelo Economico. Huhtamaki said the expansion will begin production this January and double the site’s capacity. In…

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Huhtamaki launches new sustainable ice cream packaging solution

US – Finnish consumer packaging company Huhtamaki has introduced a recyclable ice cream packaging solution (Icon packaging) in the US, made with 95% renewable biobased material. According to a news release from Huhtamaki, Icon packaging delivers a sustainable solution for consumers which combines Huhtamaki’s proprietary water-based barrier coating with SFI-certified paperboard. Made from a  95% biobased feedstock, the ice cream…

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Huhtamaki invests in Emerald Technology’s sustainable packaging fund

FINLAND – Finnish consumer packaging company Huhtamaki has invested in Emerald Technology Ventures’ sustainable packaging fund. As a limited partner, Huhtamaki will help to foster next-generation sustainable packaging solutions and tap into the nascent innovation of start-ups. The company is committed to ensuring that its innovation for sustainable packaging solutions has a net positive impact by achieving carbon-neutral production and…

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