Blog Posts by Category: Biodiversity
11.12.2018 |
Nearly Half of Americans are Trying to Move Away from Plastic Food Packaging According to Asia Pulp & Paper Survey
Americans are increasingly transitioning away from single-use plastics in favor of sustainable paper food packaging, according to new data released by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) from the 2018 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report. The report found that nearly two thirds (64 percent) of Americans say they prefer paper food packaging over...
02.10.2018 |
Boosting Sustainability and Your Bottom Line with Folding Boxboard
By Ian Lifshitz Folding boxboard (FBB) innovation is changing the global standard. As this on-the-rise packaging technology continues to become more prevalent globally and in the North American market, printers must be aware of both why the market is on the up and up, and how they can best adapt to this technology to give their package printing...
02.10.2018 |
Ending deforestation: A collective effort
By: Ian Lifshitz This article was sponsored by Asia Pulp & Paper. As of March 2017, 447 companies had made 760 commitments to curb forest destruction in supply chains ranging from palm oil, soy, timber, pulp and cattle. At the same time, the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement saw 80 percent of the 196 signatories committed to halting deforestation...
02.10.2018 |
Why Companies Must Look Beyond Their Own Supply Chain to Address Sustainability
There are many reasons that a holistic focus on sustainability and a sustainable supply chain is critically important in business today. Consumers are demanding sustainably sourced products. Shareholders and corporate boards are increasingly focused on CSR efforts and the business risks associated with issues such as climate change.
02.10.2018 |
Empowering community farmers to be thecatalyst for change in sustainable agriculture
By: Ian Lifshitz This article is sponsored by Asia Pulp and paper. Agus Suryono was a struggling oil palm farmer in his Indonesian village where the economy wasdependent on palm plantations. He earned $150-200 a month (converted from Indonesian rupiah). Five years ago, he joined a locally operated social economy program to educate farmers on...
02.10.2018 |
Remedy at hand: Paper for Plastic
For years now, plastic has been our best friend for life. We have never thought of an alternativeto plastic, and it has always been the most preferred product with packaging, transporting, day-to-day usage, etc. So much so, that when we shop at any store, we involuntarily ask for a‘plastic cover’ to carry back. We had perhaps forgotten to live a...
25.09.2018 |
Convenience at the cost of sustainability? Not necessarily
By: Ian Lifshitz This article is sponsored by Asia Pulp and Paper.  The holidays have come and gone, but e-commerce continues to thrive long after the gift-giving season. With speedy delivery times and easy checkout, shoppers have grown accustom to ordering everything they need for their day-to-day lives online and having packages delivered right...
25.09.2018 |
Transparency, trust, traceability: The converter’s gatekeeper role in sustainable supply chains
By Ian Lifshitz, vp-Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, The Americas, Asia Pulp & Paper Abstract What do brands like Nutella, Walmart and Disney have in common? All of these companies have needed to re-evaluate their supply-chain management when their sustainability efforts were questioned on a global scale. Sustainability is a...
10.09.2018 |
APP and Charta Global join Pack Expo International 2018 in Chicago
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and its North American strategic partner Charta Global, will showcase their extensive array of packaging products including food grade, compostable, specialty and consumer retail products at Pack Expo 2018 October 14 – 17 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. APP will be stationed at Booth N-5360, Containers &...
15.08.2018 |
Fourth consecutive visit to Asia Pulp & Paper facilities in Riau, Sumatra by Sakado High School
On 15th August 2018 , we received a group students and teachers from Sakado High School to the facilities of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in Perawang. The school has been sending  their students to the facility since 2014 for them to learn and understand the pulp and paper production process, whilst ensuring forest conservation in Indonesia...