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edie took a behind-the-scenes tour of a paper mill owned and run by Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s largest paper-based packaging businesses

The story of Roermond: How Smurfit Kappa is making the circular economy a reality

Packaging giant Smurfit Kappa invites edie on a behind-the-scenes tour of its pioneering zero-waste paper mill in the Netherlands, which stands as an exemplar of the firm's global circular economy ambitions.

The Frugalpac cup can be recycled in normal paper mills and independent inspections Intertek has found that the cup’s carbon footprint is around half that of traditional coffee cups

Starbucks tests (genuinely) recyclable coffee cup

Starbucks is "very interested" in the potential outcome of a new collaborative partnership with sustainable packaging company FrugalPac, which will see the coffee shop chain trial a recyclable coffee cup made from 100% paper.

The chef headed out in his ‘battle bus’ to warn the public that less then 1% of cups were being recycled

Hugh's war on waste: Coffee companies targeted over 'misleading' single-use cups

Celebrity TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has called on major coffee companies Costa and Starbucks to 'wake up and smell the waste', after accusing them of misleading the public over recyclable, single-use cups.

​The new egg boxes feature 50% ryegrass and 50% recycled paper and can be recycled like a traditional egg box

Waitrose turns grass into egg boxes

Waitrose has given the humble egg box a green makeover with the launch of a revolutionary new packaging material made from ryegrass and paper.

The paper industry has expressed shock and sadness at the news of the closure of the Aylesford Newsprint mill

Aylesford Newsprint goes into administration

Aylesford Newsprint, a paper manufacturer which specialises in recycling paper for reuse as newsprint, has gone into administration.

AkzoNobel's new cups will require no modification before composting or recycling

World first for AkzoNobel with fully compostable and recyclable paper cup

AkzoNobel announced today (August 7) that it has created the world's first fully compostable and recyclable paper cup for cold drinks.

Lord DeMauley has reminded local authorities of the amended Waste Frame Workwork Directive, which will mean that comingled collections of dry recyclables will not be permissible in all circumstances

Defra clarifies new recycling laws

Local authorities will have to collect some recyclables "by way of separate collection" under new EU waste laws, the government has confirmed.

Bloomberg printing facilities in New Jersey

A positive paper cut: Bloomberg's journey to responsible publishing

With the acquisition of Businessweek in 2009 and The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) in 2011, paper consumption at Bloomberg has gone from a secondary environmental consideration to one of the company's most prominent issues. Leigh Stringer reports

UK paper industry calls for policy review on raw materials

MPs must evaluate their policies on raw materials, energy and water, to ensure that the UK Paper Industry remains competitive in the global arena, says the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI).

Government urged to eliminate paper-based documentation to reduce waste

The Government should eliminate paper and digitise its activities to reduce waste and save money, according to independent charity Policy Exchange.

Tetra Pak has increased the recycling of used cartons by 10.1% in 2012 from 528 kilotonnes to 581 kilotonnes

Tetra Pak must 'triple' recycled packages to meet 2020 target

Tetra Pak needs to triple the amount of recycled packages sold by 2020, from 2010, to meet its 40% target, according to the company's sustainability update.

The £1.2m fund will be used to improve or expand recycling collections at the kerbside

£1.2m funding to boost recycling in London boroughs

London boroughs have received new funding to help improve recycling rates in the capital.

Utilities and retailers not getting to grips with paperless strategies

Utility firms and retailers are performing poorly on paper efficiency, with many slow to take up the challenge of creating paperless environments within their operations.

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Fish and chip restaurant serves up sustainable waste solution

A specialist Yorkshire fish and chip restaurant has reduced its waste and rubbish disposal costs by 45%.

Smurfit Kappa invests £98m in recycled paper-making facility

Packaging and paper manufacturer Smurfit Kappa (SK) has invested £98m in its Townsend Hook paper-making facility in Kent.

Severnside: recycling old Christmas cards

Severnside partners Woodland Trust in card scheme

Severnside Recycling has linked up with the Woodland Trust for the fourth consecutive year to launch a Christmas card recycling scheme.

10 steps to a greener IT strategy

IT puts as much carbon into the atmosphere as the aviation industry.
Whether you are the IT manager in a small firm or are responsible for thousands of users' computing needs, there are simple steps you can take to make your IT greener. Graeme Pitts-Drake lists ten top tips

An artistic impression of the planned new facility at Henriksdal WWTP. Image: Sweco.

Rebuild for world's largest underground WWTP

Plans to expand residential, commercial and business faciliites near to the world's largest underground wastewater treatment plant in Stockholm, Sweden, necessitated rebuilding the plant. Johnny Stohne, senior engineer for SWECO, reports on the £30 million project, which includes new mechanical treatment, transportation and ventilation facilities.

Greener footprints

Paper manufacturer M-real aims for a no-skeletons approach to developing new recycled papers, as John Haven found out

Moving beyond paper

Environment Business looks at the role of procurement in driving recycling forward and asks why companies are reluctant to buy non-paper recycled products

London's Green Procurement Code

By Tina Perfrement, Market Development Manager, London Remade

Ensuring that your company buys green need not be as complicated as it seems.

Lucy Glynn looks at why green procurement should be an essential business aim

Ensuring that your company buys green need not be as complicated as it seems.

Lucy Glynn looks at why green procurement should be an essential business aim

Recycling initiatives have saved the company £6,000 per year

The lighter side of waste

Being more environmentally aware is something that can benefit most companies and save money over the longer term. In this article, Tom Wagland, QA and environmental manager at Ricoh UK, discusses the procedures that need to be implemented to attain accreditation, as well as the ongoing work required maintaining compliance.

The extreme X Games have proved to be far more environmentally friendly than the Olympics

Green extreme sports comp puts Athens to shame

The extreme sports industry has set a new environmental standard for sporting competitions around the world by making the tenth annual X Games the greenest in history.

Publishers to press suppliers for more 'green' information

The Periodical Publishers Association's (PPA) is to send out a questionnaire to suppliers to help its members select more environmentally friendly equipment and materials.

UK PRN trading site launched

On the 25th of November, Europe's first environment trading floor, The OM Environment Exchange, went on-line.

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