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...
03.11.2016 | Sustainable Paper Sourcing Options for Educational Institutions
Sustainable sourcing is at the forefront for many industries -- retail, government, hospitality to name a few, but right now, one of the most important sectors driving sustainable change is educational institutions. It makes sense as this "next generation" has historically been responsible and held sway in the innovation influencing business...
24.10.2016 | Global Brands Align Behind Landscape Conservation
For I was honored to be invited as one of the speakers at SPC Advance 2016, an annual conference on the latest trends and issues in sustainable packaging for the members of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, including global brands such as Unilever, Mattel, Coca Cola, Walmart and Disney.
18.05.2016 | Building Trust Within a Global Supply Chain
For the past several years, APP has been a proud member of the Sustainable Consortium, as a matter of fact, we co-chair the consortiums Pulp & Paper working group. I recently attended their annual members summit in Washington, DC. One of the primary themes of the conference was addressing complexities of a sustainable and global supply chain.