Disney has made a new commitment to ensure the Company’s operations and those of its licensees minimize their consumption of paper and maximize their use of recycled content. The paper sourcing and use policy recognizes the urgency of addressing deforestation, especially
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The benefits of avoiding extraction and primary processing are usually significant, even when collection, transport and reprocessing of recycled material is taken into account. An increasing range of recycled products are coming onto the market, such as glass, steel, aluminium,
NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: China’s economic growth is once again pushing up metal prices. If you had been asleep for the last month, woke up this morning and picked up a paper you could be forgiven for thinking you had
Live-cattle futures have jumped 10.2% so far this year, a gain that is leading to higher wholesale beef prices and is widely expected to result in record U.S. consumer prices for steaks, ground beef and other products this year. Cattle
Coffee prices on the commodities market jumped 10% on Tuesday, to 1.5665 per pound in New York. On Thursday, the price per pound reached the highest point in about 16 months at $1.7750. Analysts reacted to the announcement of precipitation
The corrugated paper prices increased in the cost of virgin containerboard grades for kraftliner brown, white-top kraftliner and semi chemical fluting grades announced by Metsä and Mondi earlier this month in Europe are in line with John Hall‘s article on