Andrew Paparozzi Joins SGIA as Chief Economist
California’s New Law is Cracking Down on Carbon Neutral Green Claims
On October 7, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB-1305, the Voluntary Carbon Market Disclosure Act (VCMDA), into law. The act is intended to address potential greenwashing from the use of carbon offsets by companies with carbon-neutral, net-zero, and emission reduction claims. This comes on the same day that Governor Newsom also signed into law two core bills of the states Climate Accountability Package.
Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems sets new standard in corrugated production with launch of new Kongsberg Ultimate
Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has today (30 November) unveiled its game-changing new digital cutting platform, the Kongsberg Ultimate. Poised to transform the corrugated production industry, the groundbreaking platform delivers unprecedented levels of productivity, precision and safety.
EPA’s New PFAS Rule Triggers Reporting Requirements for Printers and Suppliers
On October 20, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that modified reporting requirements for per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). PFAS are widely used in a variety of products and chemical mixtures, including those found in the printing industry. However, they are usually only present at very low concentrations. With this new rule EPA is officially designating PFAS as Chemicals of Special Concern meaning the de minimis reporting exemptions for small quantities no longer applies.