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Trend spotting in Japan reveals differences in packaging size and materials

2 December, 2022

What does sustainable packaging mean to you? In Sweden, we tend to think of fossil-free packaging made from renewable and natural raw materials. In Japan, sustainability means small packages that preserve the food; the material is secondary. In mid-October, a group from Paper Province travelled to Japan to participate in Asia’s largest packaging fair –…

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Maria Sandberg receives Paper Province Award 2022

This year’s Paper Province Award goes to Maria Sandberg, Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy Systems at Karlstad University. Her research builds bridges between the worlds of research and business and paves the way for new value-added materials and products in the circular forest bioeconomy, created from residues and waste of the mills. “It feels…

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New bio-based absorbent pad makes the food industry greener

8 November, 2022

Paper Province company Cellcomb’s most recent product effectively absorbs liquid in packaging for fresh foods such as meat, fish, and poultry. The cellulose-based pad contributes to reduced food waste as well as climate-smart and safe food packaging. Food waste is one of the factors most affecting the climate. Cellcomb’s new, plastic-free food pad will help…

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Canada and Sweden are hoping for new green partnerships

26 October, 2022

Several significant connections have been established between Swedish startups and Canadian companies who were present at the Swedish-Canadian Innovation Days in Toronto at the end of September. Paper Province was there to represent the members and strengthen an already existing collaboration. “A close relationship between the two countries is of great importance to accelerate a…

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RES and Modvion enter a collaboration to develop future wind farms

13 October, 2022

RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, has signed a letter of intent to include Modvion’s wooden wind turbine towers in future wind energy projects. The agreement, signed with RES, will ensure that RES wind farms become some of the most sustainable in the world. The agreement outlines a future order of Modvion towers worth approximately…

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New research: Paper fibre can be recycled 25 times

7 September, 2022

New research shows that paper fibre can be recycled 25 times with high quality. This is more than three times higher than previous estimates and means that the recycling value of paper packaging is much higher than the industry and consumers have previously known. Paper and cardboard are cornerstones of the Swedish forest-based bioeconomy, and…

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s sustainability work has been awarded Platinum level rating by EcoVadis

2 September, 2022

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been awarded EcoVadis’ highest recognition level, Platinum, for the company’s sustainability performance.  The company’s continuous efforts have now been rewarded, placing them among the top one percent of companies assessed by Eco Vadis. The rating is an improvement from Gold level rating, which they were previously rated since 2019. Theire score increased especially…

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30 years of positive climate impact by the Swedish forest-based sector

8 July, 2022

The climate benefit of the Swedish forest-based industry has increased by 46 percent over the past 30 years. This has made a strong contribution to reducing Sweden’s total carbon emissions, while also benefitting other European countries, where about 65 percent of all Swedish forest-based products are consumed. The Swedish Forest Industries’ new report, The Climate…

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COWI and Swedish Biofuels to build factories for sustainable aviation fuel production

Swedish Biofuels and COWI have partnered up to supply the Swedish market with 400,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Swedish Biofuels bases its technology on the ‘alcohol-to-jet’ (ATJ) method, which paves the way for complete elimination of fossil aviation fuel. The first production facility will be built close to Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, and the…

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Unique opportunity for companies contributing to the future of food

5 July, 2022

Now there is an opportunity for companies working with food innovation to become part of an accelerator programme that will help you to grow and to develop your business. The BioeconomyVentures project is looking for EU-based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to take part in the programme, which includes training, networking, business-to-investor matchmaking and…

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