Our Member Spotlight blog focuses attention on how Two Sides and its members collaborate to make the best use of our materials and information. This month’s spotlight is on Fischer Paper Products and their initiative to donate 5,000 paper bags with a Two Sides design and sustainability message. In total, 12 Two Sides member companies ordered the free bags and are now using them for various applications. Paper bags are based on a renewable raw material – either recycled fiber or fiber from sustainably managed North American forests. The message on the bags is a reminder that, due to responsible forestry practices, our forests are either growing year over year (in the U.S.), or remaining stable (in Canada). There is sometimes a perception that pulp and paper production is causing forest loss, when in fact, it is exactly the opposite in North America. In addition to their renewable features, paper bags are also highly recyclable which makes them a great part of the circular economy and an alternative to other choices, such as plastic bags. The paper for the bags was supplied by vendors certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council, demonstrating sustainable forestry practices. The bags were also printed and assembled using water-based inks and vegetable-based adhesives. Click read more below for additional detail.
Smurfit Kappa has been awarded with the ‘Transforming Innovation’ award from Kellogg´s, in the Americas.
The award was recognition for a recent project in which Smurfit Kappa redesigned the cereal giant’s packaging to optimise its supply chain. The Smurfit Kappa team worked closely with Kellogg’s to identify a sustainable and innovative packaging solution requiring fewer cases during transportation.
Smurfit Kappa and Kellogg’s have been working together for over 20 years. “Smurfit Kappa is more than just a supplier, it is a business partner,” said Hector Gonzalez, Packaging Procurement Manager at Kellogg’s.
Speaking about receiving the award, Marcela Liscano, VP of Smurfit Kappa Pan American Sales, said: “We are honoured and happy to receive this award. Besides having shared values as companies, our great team work has led us to create truly innovative packaging solutions for Kellogg’s that contribute to growth in their markets.”
Smurfit Kappa’s operations in the Americas provide packaging solutions for a variety of cereals, bars and snacks in the Kellogg’s portfolio.
The Kellogg’s Supplier Awards recognise companies from Canada through to Brazil for their effort and dedication to helping them achieve their vision of enriching and delighting the world through the foods and brands that matter.