James Cropper employee retires after 51 years

One of Cumbria's longest serving employees, who worked at the same company since the day after the first man stepped on the moon, is to retire.

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EU outlines €800 a tonne plastics tax

The European Union is to introduce a levy on plastic waste from January 2021 as part of the bloc’s €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund agreement.

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PM commits £350 million to fuel green recovery

UK industry will receive around £350 million to cut down carbon emissions under new plans to step up efforts to tackle climate change, PM Boris Johnson announced today (22 July).

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Fabio Perini patents new biodegradable face masks

A technological innovation capable of producing up to 10 thousand face masks per minute, which can be adapted to all main “non-woven” materials, including a particular bamboo-based material that can be disposed of with other organic waste. This is the patent filed by Fabio Perini, a Lucca based company which is part of the Körber Tissue Business Area. The technology, which developed in just over a month during lockdown, can be quickly added to the company’s converting machines, new and/or already installed with customers all over the world.

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WEPA Bridgend Investment gets Green Light

More than 70 new jobs will be created as part of the £100m expansion of Bridgend Paper Mills.

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The paper bottle comes a step closer

Drinks giant Diageo has created a paper bottle it will use to package a limited edition run of Johnnie Walker whisky. The bottle is made from sustainably sourced pulp, and will be “fully recyclable in standard waste streams”, according to a statement from Diageo.

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