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  • A brief history of paper cups

    A brief history of paper cups

    Paper cups have been documented in imperial China, where paper was invented by 2nd century BC and used for the serving of tea. They were constructed in different sizes and colors, and were adorned with decorative designs. Textual evidence of paper cups appears in a descr...
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  • NETHERLANDS TO REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN THE WORKPLACE

    NETHERLANDS TO REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN THE WORKPLACE

    The Netherlands plans to reduce single-use plastic items in the office space significantly. From 2023, disposable coffee cups will be banned. And from 2024, canteens will have to charge extra for plastic packaging on ready-made food, State Secretary Steven van Weyenberg ...
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  • Study says soluble bio-digestible barriers for paper and board packaging are effective

    Study says soluble bio-digestible barriers for paper and board packaging are effective

    DS Smith and Aquapak said a new study they commissioned shows bio-digestible barrier coatings increase paper recycling rates and fiber yield, without compromising functionality. URL:HTTPS://WWW.DAIRYREPORTER.COM/ARTICLE/2021/1...
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  • European Union: Ban on Single-Use Plastics Takes Effect

    European Union: Ban on Single-Use Plastics Takes Effect

    On July 2, 2021, the Directive on Single-Use Plastics took effect in the European Union (EU). The directive bans certain single-use plastics for which alternatives are available. A “single-use plastic product” is defined as a product that is made wholly or partly from pl...
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