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ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY ORDERS IMPOSED ON IMPORTS OF PAPER SHOPPING BAGS

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Fair Trade in Shopping Bags (the "Coalition") applauds the publication today by the United States Department of Commerce ("Commerce") of antidumping duty orders on imports of paper shopping bags into the United States from Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, and Vietnam, as well as countervailing duty orders on imports of paper shopping bags from China and India (see https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/07/18/2024-15746/certain-... and https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/07/18/2024-15747/certain-... ).

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  • WASHINGTON, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Fair Trade in Shopping Bags (the "Coalition") applauds the publication today by the United States Department of Commerce ("Commerce") of antidumping duty orders on imports of paper shopping bags into the United States from Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, and Vietnam, as well as countervailing duty orders on imports of paper shopping bags from China and India (see https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/07/18/2024-15746/certain-... and https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/07/18/2024-15747/certain-... ).
  • As a result, American producers of paper shopping bags can now compete on a level playing field with imported paper shopping bags and help ensure the presence of American manufacturing jobs.
  • The orders also supplement the antidumping duty order on imports of paper shopping bags from Turkey, which was published on May 9, 2024.
  • The antidumping and countervailing duty orders cover paper shopping bags with handles of any type, whether printed or unprinted.

UK teenagers get two-thirds of their calories from ultra-processed foods – new study

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

(Ultra-processed foods include products such as sweetened yoghurts, margarine, cereal bars, chicken nuggets and energy drinks.)

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  • (Ultra-processed foods include products such as sweetened yoghurts, margarine, cereal bars, chicken nuggets and energy drinks.)
  • We found that two-thirds of adolescents’ calories came from UPFs – the highest proportion for any age group.
  • We also found that more disadvantaged groups consume more of these foods.
  • We calculated both the percentage of total energy intake and the amount of UPFs consumed in grams.
  • Those in the north of England got 67% of their calories from UPFs, compared with 64% in the south, including London.

Post-pandemic data still needed

Advance America Celebrates Teachers With $500 Back-to-School Sweepstakes Giveaway

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- As families across the country prepare for the upcoming school year, Advance America is excited to announce the launch of its Back-to-School Sweepstakes 2024. This nationwide campaign is designed to help families and teachers ease the financial burden of back-to-school shopping, offering a chance to win just in time for the new academic year.

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  • From July 8 to July 29, 2024, participants can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $500.
  • "Giving back to our communities is an important part of what we do," said Diana Tysl, Senior Marketing Manager with Advance America.
  • Advance America encourages everyone to participate in the Back-to-School Sweepstakes 2024.
  • Advance America encourages participants to enter the sweepstakes now and follow them on social media for updates.

Advance America Celebrates Teachers With $500 Back-to-School Sweepstakes Giveaway

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- As families across the country prepare for the upcoming school year, Advance America is excited to announce the launch of its Back-to-School Sweepstakes 2024. This nationwide campaign is designed to help families and teachers ease the financial burden of back-to-school shopping, offering a chance to win just in time for the new academic year.

Key Points: 
  • From July 8 to July 29, 2024, participants can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $500.
  • "Giving back to our communities is an important part of what we do," said Diana Tysl, Senior Marketing Manager with Advance America.
  • Advance America encourages everyone to participate in the Back-to-School Sweepstakes 2024.
  • Advance America encourages participants to enter the sweepstakes now and follow them on social media for updates.

Mercer International Inc. Receives Improved ESG Risk Rating from Sustainalytics

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

NEW YORK, July 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercer International Inc. (“Mercer” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MERC), a global forest products company with operations in Germany, the U.S. and Canada, announces that it has received an ESG Risk Rating of 17.4 from Sustainalytics.

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  • NEW YORK, July 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercer International Inc. (“Mercer” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MERC), a global forest products company with operations in Germany, the U.S. and Canada, announces that it has received an ESG Risk Rating of 17.4 from Sustainalytics.
  • The rating marks a 4.0-point improvement since 2023, underscoring Mercer's ongoing commitment to sustainability and effective ESG risk management.
  • Notably, in the Sustainalytics assessment, Mercer received a “Strong” rating for its management of ESG issues.
  • For further details, an abstract of the report is available on Sustainalytics’ website at Sustainalytics ESG Rating - Mercer International Inc.

International Paper and Skytec Honored with Special Achievement in GIS Award

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

REDLANDS, Calif., July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, presented International Paper and Skytec with the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 17, 2024, at the annual Esri User Conference (Esri UC). Selected from a candidate base of hundreds of thousands of users, the collaborative ForSite® project received the award for its innovative use of mapping and analytics software, as well as leadership in sustainable supply chain management in the field of paper and packaging.

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  • GIS Technology Provider Esri Recognized International Paper and Skytec at Annual User Conference for their collaboration on ForSite® project.
  • REDLANDS, Calif., July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, presented International Paper and Skytec with the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 17, 2024, at the annual Esri User Conference (Esri UC).
  • ForSite®, developed in partnership by Skytec and International Paper, is an innovative, GIS-based mapping tool used by the company's Fiber Supply team to verify and track fiber sourcing.
  • "Speaking on behalf of the entire Skytec team, we are honored to receive recognition through this SAG award for our years of work building ForSite® and supporting the innovative sustainability and fiber supply processes at International Paper," says Andy Carroll, Chief Technology Officer & Co Founder, Skytec.

Industrial Hemp Market size is set to grow by USD 13.90 billion from 2024-2028, High demand from the textile industry boost the market, Technavio

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Hemp seeds, rich in protein and essential fatty acids, fuel the food and beverage industry with products like hemp milk, oil, and protein powder.

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  • Hemp seeds, rich in protein and essential fatty acids, fuel the food and beverage industry with products like hemp milk, oil, and protein powder.
  • Consumer preference for organic and natural foods propels the demand for organic hemp seeds, free from harmful chemicals and pesticides.
  • The organic hemp seeds segment's growth is driven by the rising demand for organic and plant-based products, contributing to the seeds segment's expansion in the industrial hemp market.
  • Overall, the industrial hemp market offers a clean, sustainable, and cost-effective solution for various industries in the face of the climate crisis.

ibml's Cloud Capture Now Powered by Generative AI for Superior Document Processing

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- ibml, a world leader in mission-critical document processing solutions, introduces transformative changes to its cloud-native intelligent document processing (IDP) platform. By powering ibml Cloud Capture with generative AI and large language models (LLMs), this update simplifies setup and improves out-of-the-box accuracy in classifying and extracting metadata from documents generated from any input source.

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  • Enhancements to cloud-native platform simplify intelligent document processing to capture, process, and manage content
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- ibml , a world leader in mission-critical document processing solutions, introduces transformative changes to its cloud-native intelligent document processing (IDP) platform.
  • By powering ibml Cloud Capture with generative AI and large language models (LLMs), this update simplifies setup and improves out-of-the-box accuracy in classifying and extracting metadata from documents generated from any input source.
  • ibml Cloud Capture addresses this challenge, providing a solution that powers organizations with generative AI and LLMs to deliver streamlined, simple IDP setups with high accuracy out-of-the-box.
  • Leveraging generative AI, ibml's Cloud Capture enables customers to consolidate document capture software and processes into one, pre-integrated platform.

Renewi And Freepoint Eco-Systems Announce Intention To Collaborate On Building New Waste Plastic Sorting and Treatment Infrastructure

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

STAMFORD, Conn. and LONDON and GHENT, Belgium, July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewi and Freepoint Eco-Systems International Ltd. (Freepoint Eco-Systems) announce their intention to enter into a long-term and strategic cooperation to produce feedstock for the advanced recycling of waste plastics. This collaboration aims to divert end-of-life plastics from incineration by developing the sorting and treatment infrastructure. The goal is to supply 80,000 tonnes of feedstock for Freepoint Eco-Systems' first European advanced recycling facility to be located at the Kluizendok site in Ghent, Belgium. By joining forces, these two industry leaders in waste management and recycling are addressing both the growing demand for sustainable solutions for end-of-life plastics and the use of pyrolysis oil to create recycled products.

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  • This collaboration aims to divert end-of-life plastics from incineration by developing the sorting and treatment infrastructure.
  • In the coming months, Renewi and Freepoint Eco-Systems will work together to establish the pre-processing infrastructure, which will allow for the supply of 80,000 tonnes of feedstock for that plant.
  • The collaboration between Renewi and Freepoint Eco-Systems represents a significant step in the waste treatment chain and a major development in Europe's circular economy.
  • Freepoint Eco-Systems International Ltd., an affiliate of Freepoint Commodities LLC, provides eco-friendly products and solutions to its customers.

Paper And Paperboard Container And Packaging Market size is set to grow by USD 59.15 billion from 2023-2027, Emergence of specialized paper and paperboard containers to boost the market growth, Technavio

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Despite being in the early stages of development, the smart packaging market holds significant potential for growth.

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  • Despite being in the early stages of development, the smart packaging market holds significant potential for growth.
  • Overall, the adoption of smart packaging will contribute positively to the expansion of the global paper and paperboard container packaging market.
  • The Paper and Paperboard Container and Packaging Market is witnessing significant trends in various end-user sectors like Dairy products, Food and Beverage industries, and E-commerce.
  • Overall, the Paper and Paperboard Container and Packaging Market must navigate these challenges while ensuring product quality, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.