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June 30, 2022
P&P Companies Continue to Push the Industry Closer to a Sustainable Future
As we enter a new quarter, participants across Pulp and Paper value chain continue to launch more sustainable...
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June 20, 2022
Amongst a Shortage of Reliable Carbon Benchmarking, Fisher Has the Solution
Decarbonization is becoming an increasingly important topic globally and at all levels of the value chain as...
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June 30, 2022
P&P Companies Continue to Push the Industry Closer to a Sustainable Future
As we enter a new quarter, participants across Pulp and Paper value chain continue to launch more sustainable replacement products and join...
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June 20, 2022
Amongst a Shortage of Reliable Carbon Benchmarking, Fisher Has the Solution
Decarbonization is becoming an increasingly important topic globally and at all levels of the value chain as governments increasingly turn to policy...
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June 16, 2022
A Breakdown of Corrugated Packaging and Why It’s Becoming a Top Consumer Choice
*This post originally appeared on TwoSides*
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June 07, 2022
New Sustainability Initiatives and Developments Continue in Q2
Pulp and Paper companies are making headlines as awards are received, new products are rolled out and initiatives are launched to meet sustainability...
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May 09, 2022
Pulp and Paper Industry Spring 2022 Sustainability Roundup
The Pulp and Paper industry continues to gain recognition for its sustainability-related advancements and achievements through new innovations and...
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April 28, 2022
Case Study: Demonstrating the Sustainability of a Working Forest
To the casual onlooker, it seems counterintuitive that harvesting and utilizing trees could result in increased forest sustainability. At a granular...
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April 05, 2022
What New Sustainability Developments Are Leading the P&P Industry?
As we kick off 2Q, a number of companies have announced or launched new sustainability-driven initiatives and products, ranging from new packaging...
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March 30, 2022
Green Bay Packaging Reaches Sustainability Milestone
The pulp and paper industry is one of the largest consumers of industrial process water in the US, and the second largest in Europe (water is used...
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March 08, 2022
Capital Spending: Value Creator or Death Star?
Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the early 1990s. Greed was good, computers sat on desktops, cell phones were the size of bricks, Seattle’s...
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March 07, 2022
Pulp and Paper Industry Set to Close 1Q2022 with New Sustainability Achievements
While the first quarter of 2022 may be coming to an end, the impressive sustainability initiatives and achievements accomplished by the Pulp and...
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February 28, 2022
Benchmarking Water Usage: An Increasingly Important Metric for Pulp & Paper Producers
Pursuing eco-friendly business practices and prioritizing sustainability issues continues to be a major initiative across a number of global...
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February 11, 2022
ESG Was Important Long Before It Became a Buzzword
Anyone who reads or prepares financial reports or literature knows how important ESG (Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance) is currently, but...
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February 07, 2022
Pulp & Paper Industry Kicks off 2022 With Major Sustainability Developments
Pledges toward net zero emissions have become common as global companies and industries look to address concerns about climate change – and the Pulp...
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January 31, 2022
How Corrugators Can Respond to the Surge in E-Commerce While Addressing Sustainability Goals
Last year, we examined how the COVID-19 pandemic supercharged the packaging and corrugated sector – a piece in which we analyzed the various effects...
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January 20, 2022
Can Paper Help Save the Planet?
The recent United Nations global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, brought the world’s leaders together again to try to reach agreement on further...
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January 06, 2022
The P&P Industry Kicks off 2022 with Innovative Sustainability Goals and Initiatives
The Pulp and Paper industry continues to excel in its push for a more sustainable planet by launching innovations and ambitious goals for the new...
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December 13, 2021
Why You Should Feel Good About Using Paper and Boxes Over the Holidays
It’s the gift that keeps on living and here’s why.
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December 02, 2021
The P&P Industry is Wrapping up 2021 with Impressive Sustainability Initiatives
During 2021, we’ve seen the Pulp and Paper industry go above and beyond to place sustainability matters at the forefront of its priorities. This...
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November 10, 2021
Consumers Underestimate the Great Recycling Rate of Paper, Latest Study Reveals
Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their impact on the environment, and the majority of UK consumers believe the recycling rate of...
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November 04, 2021
P&P Companies Steal the Spotlight in Q4 for Sustainability-Related Achievements
So far in Q4, we’ve seen numerous Pulp & Paper companies stay true to their commitments towards the environment. With a significant sweep in...
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October 11, 2021
P&P Companies Introduce New Sustainable Efforts for October
Each month, we continue to see the innovative concepts companies are developing in order to pursue a greener economy. The Pulp and Paper industry has...
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October 08, 2021
Will Proposed Spending Bill Boost Adoption of Paper Alternatives?
Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG) initiatives are poised to reshape the global economy from top to bottom within the next few...
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September 16, 2021
Virgin or Recycled Fiber Packaging? The Answer is Both
For decades now, billions of dollars in recycling infrastructure investment by the paper industry combined with support from consumers, communities...
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September 01, 2021
We’re One of the Most Sustainable Materials on the Planet, So Why Has Telling That Story Proved So Elusive?
There was a story in the business section of The Washington Post a few weeks ago with the headline “How Big Cardboard is handling the 2020 box boom.”...
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August 11, 2021
Carbon Costs Are Coming; How Might They Impact Your Business?
71% of global fund managers representing $12.9 trillion in assets recently stated that they believed the pandemic would lead to an increase in actions
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August 05, 2021
P&P Companies are Making Headlines as They Announce New Sustainability Projects
From new Olympic beds to boxes made from tomato stems, we’ve seen an exciting variety of projects announced from the Pulp and Paper industry over the...
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July 21, 2021
How Will New ‘Fit for 55’ Legislation Impact Europe’s P&P Industry?
On July 14, 2021, the European Union (EU) Commission dropped a massive piece of legislation on energy and climate laws known as the ‘Fit for 55’...
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July 14, 2021
Forest Carbon Markets Create New Opportunities for Multiple Stakeholders
Understanding the complex relationships that exist between carbon emissions and environmental carbon sequestration is no small task. As ecological...
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July 12, 2021
Multiple Companies Join Sustainability Alliances in Early Q3
As we enter 3Q2021, many companies have announced new eco-friendly plans and initiatives to help meet their sustainability commitments. From forming...
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July 07, 2021
What’s Fueling the Momentum for the Anti-Plastics Movement?
Consumer awareness about excessive plastic pollution and its hazardous effects to the environment has intensified in recent years. As many...
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July 06, 2021
New Two Sides Survey: US Consumers Believe Paper-based Packaging is Better for the Environment
With physical stores closed during the pandemic, the boom in online shopping resulted in record numbers of packages arriving on consumers’ doorsteps....
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June 14, 2021
P&P Sustainability Initiatives Continue to Develop in Q2
As we approach the end of 2Q2021, the Pulp and Paper industry continues to accumulate sustainability-related awards through new innovations and...
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May 20, 2021
Food & Beverage Segment Leading Plastic Replacement Trends
With an increasing consensus that plastic usage needs to be reduced to meet broadening climate and “green” targets, both civic and legislative...
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May 10, 2021
New Sustainability-Driven Initiatives and Product Announcements in the P&P Industry
As we kick off 2Q, a number of companies have announced or launched new sustainability-driven initiatives and products, ranging from new carrier bags...
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April 26, 2021
What Consumers Don’t Know About the Sustainability of Paper Products
As U.S. consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they use every day, there remains a wide gap between...
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April 12, 2021
Sustainability Initiatives Were a Priority in 1Q2021
As we put 1Q2021 in the rearview mirror, the Pulp & Paper industry continues to make strong progress via sustainability projects and company...
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March 08, 2021
Major Sustainability Developments Occurring in the Pulp & Paper Industry
Sustainability initiatives in the Pulp & Paper industry have taken off and we’re beginning to see new developments occur as companies make huge...
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February 17, 2021
Could New Carbon Regulations Impact the Tissue Industry?
On January 20, 2021 Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, which capped off an especially contentious election season....
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February 10, 2021
Pulp & Paper Industry Kicks Off 2021 with Multiple Sustainability Initiatives
The push for a more sustainable planet continues to drive innovations in nearly every business sector across the globe, and the forest industry is...
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February 03, 2021
Could Wood Pulp Offer a Sustainable Solution for the Garment Industry?
Growing sustainability trends and concerns about pollution and climate change are placing more and more pressure on the textile industry — one of the...
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February 02, 2021
Fisher International and PI Host Joint Webinar on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Fisher International and Puunjalostusinsinöörit (PI) are excited to host a joint webinar on February 9, 2021 on the impacts of greenhouse gas...
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January 14, 2021
Sustainability Projects Making Headlines in January
Bambooloo raises US$250K+ via equity crowdfunding to expand its plastic-free home goods into UK A new brand of sustainable toilet paper has been...
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January 07, 2021
What Developments Will Europe’s Plastic Tax Bring?
The global conversation surrounding the role of single-use plastics in forward-looking economies really boils down to tackling a central objective:...
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January 05, 2021
Stora Enso Taking Steps to Accelerate Plastic-Free Innovation
The continuous upwards trend in demand for sustainable consumer solutions is undeniable. Modern shoppers are more aware of what and how they consume,...
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December 10, 2020
Forest Industry Sustainability Initiatives Making Headlines in December
The push for a more sustainable planet continues to drive innovations in nearly every business sector across the globe, and the forest industry is...
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November 09, 2020
Bacardi, Delhaize & Domtar Introduce New Sustainable Packaging Efforts
Sustainability Gains for Delhaize with New Direct Box In recent months, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for home deliveries has...
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November 02, 2020
Does NY Plastic Bag Ban Open New Opportunities for Paper?
In late October, New York reinstated a statewide plastic ban that prevents any business or reseller (specifically those required to collect sales...
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October 14, 2020
Sappi, Absolut & HP Making Sustainability Headlines in October
HEINEKEN UK Eliminates Plastic from Millions of Cans and Rolls out Innovative Sustainable Packaging Across Thousands of UK Retailers  Despite major...
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September 21, 2020
Carbon Benchmarking: A Key Metric for Improving Environmental & Economic Returns
A global desire for advanced energy and consumer products derived from sustainable, renewable resources is driving new trends in the marketplace....
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September 17, 2020
California’s Solution for Climate Change Goes Up in Smoke
Because of the cumulative effects of climate change, the severity of seasonal wildfires in the Western US has increased and, unfortunately,...
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September 14, 2020
Sustainability Initiatives Making Headlines in September
Over the last month, the global forest products industry continued its goal to help drive a more sustainable approach to resource management and...
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August 17, 2020
AF&PA Highlights Remarkable Sustainability Progress of US Paper & Wood Products
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recently released its 2020 Sustainability Report, highlighting the paper and wood products industry’s...
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August 13, 2020
International Paper, Stora Enso Among Sustainability Newsmakers in August
The forest products industry continued it's push for a more sustainable planet over the last several weeks.
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July 22, 2020
From Whiskey to Pizza: Forest Products Sustainability Projects Making Headlines
The push for a more sustainable planet continues to drive innovations in nearly every business sector across the globe, and the forest industry is...
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July 07, 2020
Climate Change, CO2 and the Unique Benefits of Cutting Trees
This post originally appeared on Forest2Market's Market Watch blog. There is growing sentiment that in order to combat climate change, we need more...
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July 02, 2020
Amazon, HP Ditching Plastics for Sustainable Paper Packaging
The push for a more sustainable planet continued in June as both HP and Amazon announced major initiatives to cut down on the use of single-use...
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June 10, 2020
Paper Packaging Has Become Preference of Europeans, Survey Says
Two Sides Europe recently released the results of a survey that measured packaging preferences of 5,900 consumers in Europe. The results bode well...
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June 04, 2020
Millennials Are Poised to Make Lasting Changes to Sustainable Packaging
(This article originally appeared on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative blog) Millennials are changing the way we look at the world in many...
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May 27, 2020
United States Consumers Greatly Prefer Paper Packaging, Survey Finds
Two Sides North America recently released the results of a survey that measured packaging preferences of 2,000 consumers in the United States. The...
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February 06, 2020
Wood Pulp is a Sustainable Cotton Replacement, but Is It Profitable?
Ecological trends and concern over pollution and climate change are putting more and more pressure on the global textile market. Rated as one of the...
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January 31, 2020
Sustainability Trends: What’s Driving the Anti-Plastics Movement?
The sight of massive islands of plastic waste floating in the Pacific Ocean are just a small sample of unforgettable images that have heightened...
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