To support the clean water mission, NOVA Chemicals is donating film resins to Pregis for the production of its Inspyrebrand line of colorful hybrid-cushioning protective packaging. A portion of the proceeds from Inspyre packaging sales are donated to the Uzima Clean Water Mission. “The resins provided by NOVA Chemicals will enable to Pregis to provide greater financial support to Uzima. The partnership with NOVA Chemicals enables Pregis to offer packaging engineers and brand owners the best of both worlds. NOVA Chemicals’ resins enable us to exceed customer expectations for packaging performance while giving all of us an opportunity to serve a worthy and genuinely life-saving cause,” said Kevin Baudhuin, president and chief executive officer, Pregis. The Inspyre brand includes low-density polyethylene hybrid cushioning (HC) packaging film, stocked in water blue and available in other colors. In addition to helping brand owners enhance their unboxing experience, companies support charitable efforts through their protective packaging material choice.
At Stora Enso, one of our main foundations and objectives is to provide renewable and circular solutions for all of our products. As a result, we set out to create cutlery and a circular solution for it that will change the way people use single-use cutlery.
Plastic cutlery is one of those items that traditionally will not be recycled even if it is placed in the recycling bin. It’s far too contaminated. It’s far too small. It’s far too light. As a result, over 40 billion plastic utensils used each year in the United States alone, are a complete waste.
Our Biocomposites already provide various advantages compared to polystyrene.
*The material is more durable since the wood fibers strengthen the material’s characteristics.
*The CO2 emissions are reduced by 48%
But what makes our Biocomposite cutlery remarkable is the fact that its dishwasher safe and allows for reusability. The material can be collected, molded, and reused into a new product once it has been gathered- creating true circularity.
As a proud sponsor of the World Ski Championships, Stora Enso saw an opportunity to test the circular loop by replacing all single-use plastic cutlery with our Biocomposite cutlery at the 2019 Seefeld World Ski Championships.
The goal was to collect, reuse, and recycle cutlery so that after the event, there would be nearly no plastic trash.
Separate waste containers were erected throughout the eating areas to collect and separate cutlery from general waste. Amazingly, by the end of the Championship, 75% of the cutlery had been collected.