Mark Andy, one of the leading manufacturers of globally distributed label and package printing and converting machinery, has put an emphasis on corporate responsibility, committing to reduce its carbon footprint by transforming waste disposal methods. The company has begun supplying a majority of its operational waste as raw material in the production of an alternative fuel source, Enviro-Fuelcubes, a green fossil fuel substitute produced by Materials Lifecycle Management Company (MLMC). This is a bold step in Mark Andy’s effort to positively impact the community and promote a greener environment.
MLMC, located near St. Louis, MO USA, is committed to providing solutions to transfer millions of tonnes of Secondary Recovered Materials (SRM) – non-residential, non hazardous, solid materials that are being land filled or incinerated annually in the USA. MLMC has developed a manufacturing process which converts SRM into alternative Enviro-Fuelcubes which are used by energy-consuming manufacturers to replace and reduce coal consumption.
When operating at full-capacity, MLMC will divert 160,000 tonnes of material waste from landfills and produce 120,000 tonnes of renewable alternative fuel for Missouri’s energy-intensive industries. The remaining40,000 tonnes of material will be captured and classified for a higher use within the recycling and re-use industry. From a greenhouse gas perspective, Enviro-Fuel cubes will significantly reduce the amount of carbondioxide as well as other toxic gases from being emitted into the air in Missouri from traditional fossil fuels.
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As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.
The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.
Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.
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