March 2020

Plastics Wars

Plastics recycling featured on Frontline

In the years since the plastics industry mounted a recycling push, it’s estimated that no more than 10 percent of plastic produced has ever actually been recycled, according to Frontline, from the Public Broadcasting Service….


No relief funds for China, legislation demands

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) today introduced legislation that would prevent any funds appropriated by the U.S. Congress, including coronavirus relief funds, from being distributed to businesses owned by the Chinese government. The “No CHINA (Chinese…

Valmet containerboard machine

Indian containerboard mill orders new machine

Sri Andal Paper Mills, of Tamil Nadu, India, has ordered a new recycled containerboard line, announced Valmet, which will supply the machine. The machine, which will produce up to 220,000… Thank you for checking us…

The Market: OCC shortages likely, traders say

By Ken McEntee Old corrugated container (OCC) demand and prices continued to rise in mid-March. However, with businesses shut down across the country and populations in many states and municipalities… Thank you for checking us…

International Paper Bogalusa

More mill problems at International Paper

Revising our earlier report about the fire at International Paper’s containerboard mill in Rome, Ga., it has subsequently been reported that a recovery boiler at the company’s 830,000 ton-per-year Bogalusa… Thank you for checking us…

IP Rome Georgia

IP still assessing mill fire

International Paper continues to assess damage from a Saturday night fire at its linerboard mill in Rome, Ga., a company spokesman said. “It will take time before we can share… Thank you for checking us…