WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, has announced that its prototype of a recyclable fiber-based cup for hot and cold applications was named one of 12 winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge.
Sponsored by the NextGen Consortium, a multi-year partnership of foodservice industry leaders, the NextGen Cup Challenge was launched to identify solutions to reduce the waste generated by more than 250 billion fiber-based cups produced every year. More than 480 submissions from 53 countries and territories were submitted. Winners represent the most innovative solutions across three distinct categories: innovative cup liners, new materials and reusable cup service models.
WestRock was recognized in the innovative cup liner category for its circular cup, a recyclable and compostable paperboard solution for a hot or cold beverage cup. The cup is being designed to consistently hold hot and cold beverages under a variety of conditions while being easily recyclable, ideally back into paper mills as post consumer fiber where it can be made into new cups. The cup has also recently passed compostability testing with the Compost Manufacturing Alliance.
“The circular cup is an example of WestRock’s commitment to developing innovative solutions to improve the sustainability of our products, help our customers meet their sustainability goals and promote better stewardship of the environment,” said Bob Feeser, president of WestRock’s Consumer Packaging business. “We’re honored by this recognition and encouraged by the potential to advance the recovery of fiber cups globally with a truly recyclable cup.”
WestRock’s participation in the NextGen Cup Challenge represents the continuation of the Company’s effort to increase consumer access to, and recovery of, paper-based foodservice packaging, which also includes the acceptance of foodservice packaging at eight of its 100 percent recycled paperboard mills across the United States.
For more information about WestRock’s recycling and sustainability initiatives, visit https://www.westrock.com/en/sustainability.
WestRock honored for packaging design excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council
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WestRock recognized for advancing the recyclability of foodservice packaging
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition has honored WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, with its Innovator Award for the company’s work in improving the recyclability of foodservice packaging. The SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable.
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WestRock completes acquisition of KapStone
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WestRock named to Fortune’s world’s most admired company list
WestRock Company announced today that it has once again been named to Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies". The survey measures nine attributes considered critical to a company’s global success, including quality of management, social responsibility, people management and global competitiveness, among others.
Definitive agreement reached for WestRock to acquire Multi Packaging Solutions for $18.00 per share
WestRock Company and Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited announced today that a definitive agreement has been reached for WestRock to acquire all of the outstanding shares of MPS for $18.00 per share in cash and the assumption of an estimated $873 million in net debt, for a total enterprise value of $2.28 billion.
WestRock and Grupo Gondi complete joint venture
It has been announced that WestRock and Grupo Gondi have completed the formation of a joint venture combining their paper and packaging operations in Mexico. The combination was recently approved by Mexico’s Antitrust Authority, the Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE), and the companies will begin operating in Mexico as a single entity immediately.
WestRock’s Creative Studio for Fragrance and Pearl Deco Collection showcase a sampling of what is possible, pairing all the right aesthetic elements in an easy, efficient way to unlock unlimited creativity. Visit the WestRock booth at Booth RD09 to explore how you can create a customized experience for the different personalities of your brands.
MeadWestvaco Corporation, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, has this week announced the launch of SmartFare™, a new package for chilled ready meals. SmartFare transforms the flimsy CRM tray into a premium, brandable experience, offering new product development professionals a way to drive trial, brand loyalty and repeat purchase.
- Marco Borruso
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- Created 28 Feb 2019
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