Sustainability News

UPM Raflatac announces a footprint milestone on its journey beyond fossils

UPM Raflatac’s ambition is to be the first label materials company beyond fossils. The company takes climate action by increasing the use of certified papers and the traceability of other biobased materials, by fostering a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and by developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of sustainably minded brands and companies.


Why do we need a Recyclability Evaluation Protocol?

The industry is constantly innovating to increase the recycling rate of fibre-based packaging, but that innovation can be perfected by a strong understanding of how using different materials and components will impact the recyclability of fibre-based packaging solutions. So far, packaging producers across Europe have lacked a harmonised, objective method to assess and compare different packaging solutions’ suitability for efficient recycling.

(by 4evergreen Alliance)


2030 Green vision for Africa

The Global Recycling Foundation (GRF) has launched its 2030 Vision for a Green Africa at a reception in the Churchill Room, House of Commons, London. The reception, hosted by Lord Dholakia and attended by RT Hon. Dame Eleanor Laing, Gagan Mohindra MP – Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary, The Viscount Waverley and the Ambassador of Uganda , marked the start of GRF’s 6th annual Global Recycling Day, celebrated in more than 50 countries with a global outreach of over a billion people. The Green Economy has been recognised by the African Union as crucial to employment, economic growth, peace and prosperity, supporting the goals of the African Union’s agenda 2063.


4evergreen alliance launches landmark industry tool to assess fibre-based packaging recyclability

Today, the 4evergreen alliance publishes the beta version of its Fibre-Based Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Protocol, part one for standard mills. This landmark tool will help the entire value chain enhance and harmonise how it evaluates the recyclability of existing and future packaging products. Fibre-based packaging designers, manufacturers and recyclers are constantly innovating to create new products and technologies. Their aim is to maximise circularity and help the sector play a crucial, positive role in shaping Europe’s climate-neutral future. But so far, they have lacked a common European method to assess product recyclability.