Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses what can be expected at 2020 Birmingham NEC show.
Plastic is a global scourge and accounts for up to 12 percent of Thailand’s total waste every year, amounting to a total of 2 tons according to the Pollution Control Department. Pollution — a related issue given the toxins released when plastic waste is burned or dumped into waterways — presents a range of problems for Thailand. Thailand’s air includes two times the limits set by the World Health Organization for dangerous chemicals, and 32,000 premature deaths in Thailand were attributed to air pollution in 2020. Moreover, the country is ranked sixth in the list of the world’s worst offenders for dumping plastic waste into the sea according to Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Center. Tackling these interconnected issues quickly will take systemic change — and new ways of engaging and collaborating among stakeholders across the entire value chain — from policymakers and producers to consumers.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is contributing to Sweden’s sustainable energy transition with the installation of EconiQTM Live Tank Breaker (LTA) for 145-kilovolt (kV) at Vattenfall Distribution substation in Skövde, Sweden, a town situated between the country’s two largest lakes, Vänern and Vättern. Sweden is one of the nations that is leading the way in developing a sustainable low-carbon economy, with targets towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Building on almost 250 years of combined technology leadership, Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been consistently investing to address the growing demand for eco-efficient solutions.
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Luxembourg-based retailer Cactus has announced that it has replaced all single-use plastic bags for bakery items, across all points sale, with a new packaging comprisi…