“WWF’s Earth Hour reminds us all of the importance of actions to reduce energy consumption and to increase the share of renewable energy,” says Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility, UPM. “UPM is constantly decreasing its carbon footprint and improving its energy efficiency. Globally, 67% of the fuels we use are biomass based, and in Finland the figure is as high as 83%. We are the second biggest generator of biomass based electricity in Europe and 79% of the electricity we produce is free from fossil CO2 emissions.
Two Sides North America is pleased to welcome the Pharmaceutical Printed Literature Association (PPLA) as its newest member. PPLA is a coalition representing printers, equipment manufacturers, raw material suppliers and distributors of regulated printed pharmaceutical information used by both medical professionals and patients, including package inserts, medication guides, and other label packaging such as folding cartons and pressure-sensitive labels. PPLA’s 25 member companies employ thousands of individuals across manufacturing operations in 15 states.
“As Two Sides continues to grow our membership across all sectors of the print, paper and paper-based packaging industry, we are delighted to have PPLA join us and look forward to working with them to help promote the sustainability of our industry and our products, and printed pharmaceutical information in particular,” said Two Sides North America President Kathi Rowzie.
Chartered in 2001, PPLA is the leader in advancing patient safety through the use of printed medical information. PPLA has long advocated for federal and regulatory policies to uphold the continued and broad utilization of printed pharmaceutical literature, including patient medication information and package inserts for professional use. PPLA is committed to supporting provider preference and empowering patients by ensuring medication information is accessible in a reliable, printed format.
“Printed medication information is critical for patients, caregivers, and health care providers to understand prescription drug dosage, administration, side effects, adverse reactions and interactions with other drugs,” says PPLA Chairman Dave Joesten. “Two Sides does a great job of telling the sustainability story of paper communication, and we are excited to work with them to amplify PPLA’s message that printed medication information is not only essential, but also environmentally responsible.”