DS Smith

Dumbest idea of 2020: Cardboard baseball fans

By Ken McEntee Perhaps the dumbest idea of the year that wasn’t initiated by a professional politician, DS Smith is looking to sell cardboard people to Major League Baseball and other professional sports leagues to…

Verso Duluth mill

Verso to idle two paper mills

Citing “unprecedented market decline” related to the government’s Covid-19 shut-downs, Verso Corp. said it is indefinitely closing its printing and writing paper mills in Duluth, Minn. and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc. The company said it will…

PCA to take downtime in Alabama

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) said it plans to temporarily idle both paper machines and the sheet-converting operation at its Boise Paper mill in Jackson, Ala for the months of… Thank you for checking us…

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….

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…