UPM Raflatac develops new Biofore Site concept and sets aim for 2030

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are the framework that governments, business and civil society use to drive the sustainability agenda. With those goals in mind, UPM Raflatac developed the Biofore Site concept and set responsibility targets for 2030 that aim to improve its environmental, social and economic performance. The aim is to build a site-specific roadmap that includes auditing, measuring and evaluating progress. The Biofore Site concept will facilitate growth of a strong sustainability culture and increase transparency.
In 2030, as envisioned by futurologists, people will travel in self-driving cars, gyrocopters will handle consumer home deliveries, and sensors integrated into clothing will monitor our wellbeing

Sonoco sets new commitments for sustainable packaging and recycling

Sonoco has announced the expansion of its environmental and social stewardship initiatives to include commitments to achieve greater packaging sustainability and recycling in support the food industry’s efforts to reduce global food waste.
According to the announcement, these new time-based commitments, along with an update of the Company’s ongoing efforts to improve environmental, governance and social measure, are highlighted in its 2017-18 Corporate Responsibility Report, entitled Better

Stora Enso opens it’s biocomposite plant

Stora Enso has opened Europe’s largest wood fibre-based biocomposite plant. The opening ceremony took place at the company’s Hylte Mill outside of Halmstad in south-west Sweden, and was attended by more than 150 guests.
Stora Enso’s investment of EUR 12 million in a biocomposite plant is part of the company’s ongoing process of becoming a renewable materials company. It shows that Stora Enso is a leader in the bioeconomy, with the ability to provide innovative, more sustainable alternatives to

Two Sides Sustainability Group Welcomes Smurfit Kappa

Two Sides has welcomed Smurfit Kappa as a new member. With increasing consumer concern and media scrutiny on packaging and, in particular, single-use plastics, the world is looking for more sustainable solutions.
A recent nationally representative survey of UK adults, conducted by Two Sides and international research agency Toluna, found paper and cardboard to be the most preferred packaging material for environmental-friendliness, recyclability and practicality. However, this research also

Sun Chemical releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Sun Chemical has released its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details the work the company is doing to increase its use of bio-derived raw materials in its products and shows positive progress on its eco-efficiency goals.
Highlights from the report focus on Sun Chemical’s commitment to the development of eco-friendly solutions, including how: solvent-based liquid inks use resins responsibly sourced from certified forests, water-based liquid inks use bio-derived resins that do not