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Apple’s Forests Now Sustainable Enough to Cover the Paper Used in All Packaging

Apple’s Forests Now Sustainable Enough to Cover the Paper Used in All Packaging

(Pictured: Apple Park in Cupertino, CA*) Apple says that 320,000 acres of working forest in China have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and that the company is now protecting and creating enough sustainable working forest to cover the paper use in its packaging for all products. Apple’s forestry … Read more »

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McDonald’s Achieves 100% Sustainable Packaging Goal

McDonald’s centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced, reports Supply Management. This includes cartons, cups, bags, napkins and tray liners, all made with wood fiber from recycled sources or forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification. McDonald’s says this … Read more »

Domtar Reduces Waste to Landfill 23%

Canada-based specialty paper manufacturer Domtar reduced the waste its pulp and paper mills sent to landfill by 23 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to its 2015 Sustainability Report. The company is now more than half way to its 2020 goal of decreasing waste to landfill by 40 percent against … Read more »

Tiffany Commits to 15% GHG Reduction by 2020

Tiffany & Co. has committed to reducing its total global greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent from 2013 to 2020, according to its 2014 sustainability report. While the high-end retailer experienced a 7 percent increase in global Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions between 2013 and 2014, it said emissions … Read more »

Every Piece of Wood in this London Office Building Is FSC Certified

Every Piece of Wood in this London Office Building Is FSC Certified

One of the largest office buildings in London’s financial district, developed by British Land, Mace, and Make Architects, was built using 1,200 cubic meters of timber that is all Forest Stewardship Council-certified.

Tetra Pak Nabs Worldwide FSC Chain of Command Certification

Tetra Pak has received Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification for all of its converting plants and market companies, covering a total of 92 facilities worldwide, the company says. It represents one of FSC’s largest multi-site certifications. Tetra Pak says the company is working to ensure that 100% of … Read more »

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Tetra Pak, Valio Debut ‘World’s First’ Plant-Based Carton

Finnish dairy producer, Valio, is the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in Tetra Pak’s carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials. The package, Tetra Rex Bio-based, is manufactured from a combination of plastics derived from plants and paperboard. Valio will trial the package with Valio … Read more »

P&G Beats Waste Goal Six Years Early

Procter & Gamble has achieved its waste reduction goal six years early and its pulp certification goal a year early, and has grown to 70 the number of global facilities delivering zero manufacturing waste to landfill, according to its latest sustainability report. The company exceeded its waste reduction goal with … Read more »

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Tetra Pak Carton Uses 100% Plant-Based Materials

Tetra Pak has launched what it says is the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex carton will be the first in the market to have bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, … Read more »

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Tetra Pak, Ikea, Kingfisher Assess FSC Impact

Food packaging company Tetra Pak is working with Kingfisher and Ikea to promote responsibly sourced, sustainable timber and assess the impact of Forest Stewardship Council certification. It is often a challenge for businesses producing FSC-certified products to quantify and demonstrate the value the system brings to the better management of the … Read more »

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Domtar Sells 5 Million Tons FSC-Certified Paper

Domtar has sold its 5 millionth ton of Forest Stewardship Council-certified uncoated paper — a first for the North American market, the company says. Domtar became the first company in North America to offer FSC-certified copy paper in 2005. The company also has long-standing partnerships with the Rainforst Alliance and … Read more »

Staples Canada Announces Sustainability Achievements, Partnership

Staples Canada has announced a number of sustainability achievements for its second quarter, and is also expanding its partnership with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s renewable energy provider, to include four copy and print center locations. The copy and print production centers changing over to Bullfrog Power are located in Burnaby, BC, … Read more »