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AF&PA Releases Packaging Paper Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), has released its June 2022 printing-writing and packaging papers monthly reports, which indicate shipments for both grades decreased compared with June 2021. According to the printing-writing paper report, shipments decreased 2 percent in June compared with June 2021 while total inventory levels decreased 2 percent compared with May

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DuPont Commits To Targets For GHG Emissions Reduction

DuPont has committed to setting science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership between CDP, the UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). As part of its commitment, DuPont plans to work closely with SBTi to

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Mondi Expands Capacity In Sustainable Pet Food Packaging

Mondi is investing nearly 65 million Euro in three Consumer Flexibles packaging plants in Europe in order to meet growing customer demand for sustainable pet food packaging solutions. The European pet food market has grown significantly in recent years, driven by a consistent rise in pet ownership. This trend increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and

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California Passes Sweeping New Plastic Waste Law

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed new legislation last week aimed at reducing plastic waste in the state. The law requires all plastic packaging to be recyclable or compostable by 2032. Additionally, $5 billion will be raised from the plastic industry over ten years to mitigate the effects of plastic pollution on the environment and human

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Flexible Packaging Market Climbs Back

The global flexible packaging market was worth around $160.1 billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow to about $206.1 billion by 2028, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 4.3 percent over the forecast period, according to a new report from Zion Market Research. Flexible packaging has gained substantial demand over the

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U.S. Plastic Recycling Rates Drop

The United States in 2021 had a recycling rate of about 5 percent for post-consumer plastic waste, down from a high of 9.5 percent in 2014, when the United States exported millions of tons of plastic waste to China and counted it as recycled, even though much of it wasn’t, according to a new report

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Labelexpo Americas Plans Series Of Roadshows

Labelexpo Americas is planning a series of roadshows in specially selected cities across North America, where organizers will be meeting with label, packaging and commercial printers to give them a sneak peek into the technology on show at Labelexpo Americas later this year. Organizers will be in Cincinnati, Ohio, Orange County, California, and Toronto, Ontario,

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AF&PA Reports Corrugated Recyclability Rate Of 91.4%

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released data from 2021, showing that the recycling rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) was 91.4 percent. Corrugated is the most recycled packaging material in the United States.  More than 35 million tons of corrugated was recovered for recycling. The corrugated recycling rate has met or exceeded

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SA Label Market To Grow To $62.3B By 2026

The global self-adhesive labels market size is projected to grow from $47.9 billion in 2021 to $62.3 billion by 2026, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.4 percent from 2021 to 2026, according to a new report from Market and Markets. Rising demand from the industrial and retail sectors is supporting the growth of

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Recycling Efforts Lead To More Fiber-Based Packaging

A UK study shows that while recycling, reuse and composting of packaging will all increase significantly, a fifth of all food packaging could still find its way to landfill and incineration even in two decades time. Today, food packaging is predominantly plastic and recycling rates are relatively low. While fiber-based packaging is widely recycled in

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