Board Converting News, March 15, 2021

GPI Launches Cap-It (CONT’D FROM PAGE 12)

PPE and other products to combat COVID-19. The company’s circular economy trifecta, which creates a closed loop manufacturing model due to its recycling plant, paper mill and packaging plant being located within a mile of each other, allows for corrugated packaging to be made, used, collected and recycled into corrugated boxes again within just 14 days. This provides an exemplary mod- el for the Biden administration’s climate and sustainability philosophy. G-P’s Brewton Containerboard Mill In AL Earns EPA’s Energy Star Award Georgia-Pacific’s Brewton Containerboard mill in Brewton, Alabama, has been named a 2020 Energy Star Challenge Achiever for Industry by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a program developed by the agency to recognize individual facilities for volunteering to reduce energy intensity by 10 percent within five years. To earn this recognition, the Brewton mill improved en- ergy intensity by 11.2 percent in four years, resulting in an annual savings of approximately $2.6 million. Brewton be- comes the fourth paper mill in the U.S. to achieve this pres- tigious designation, joined by three other Georgia-Pacific paper mills located at Palatka, Florida; Green Bay (Broad- way Mill), Wisconsin; and Muskogee, Oklahoma. Visit for more information.

ed beverage customers around the world in the journey to realize ambitious packaging sustainability strategies. Cap-It is currently in commercial use in Asia. For more information on transitioning from plastic to paper in mul- tipack packaging to support the circular economy, inter- ested parties can attend a Graphic Packaging hosted webinar: “Plastic to Paperboard Multipacks: Performance, Convenience and Sustainability in a Circular Economy,” on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. ET. Regis- tration information can be found at . DS Smith Invites President Biden To Celebrate Milestone In PA Atlanta, Georgia based DS Smith, a sustainable packaging manufacturer with operations in President Biden’s home state of Pennsylvania, has invited the president to cele- brate the company’s one-year anniversary of its “circular economy trifecta” with a briefing and tour of its facilities in Reading. The invitation underscores the company’s sustainability initiatives aligned with the president’s agenda, and recog- nizes its essential employees who worked tirelessly amid the pandemic to support their community, even revamping production lines to supply packaging for hand sanitizer,


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