The conventional wisdom seems to say that a traditional college education and an apartment in the city are the key ingredients for professional success in the modern economy. But that's not necessarily the case. Opportunity abounds in American manufacturing, especially outside the nation's biggest cities. America's young people should consider seizing it.
Yesterday Iceland announced plans to eliminate all plastic packaging in their own brands by 2023. In its place, they will create packaging made of paper and pulp trays and paper bags that are fully recyclable through domestic waste collection or in-store recycling facilities. They will begin by launching new food ranges in the coming months that have paper instead of plastic trays.
"We are stunned that a single U.S. mill in Longview, Washington, has been able to manipulate the trade laws to their gain, while potentially wreaking financial havoc on newspapers and other commercial publishers across the country," said the News Media Alliance, which represents more than 2,000 U.S. news organizations, in a statement Wednesday.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced its top 2018 advocacy priorities that include free and fair trade, transportation efficiencies, regulatory process reforms and government policies that respect market dynamics for paper-based products.
Every day, people around the U.S. and the world depend on our industry's products to help them communicate and inform; provide shelter and hygiene; package and deliver necessities; and capture life's memorable moments.
For many years Australia has had substantially a duopoly of corrugated box suppliers, with Visy Industries (Pratt Group) and Amcor (now Orora) between them supplying more than 85% of the market. A bruising "box war" many years ago saw the demise of the Smorgon Group as Australia's third integrated corrugated box supplier. Visy consolidated its market leading position and now holds well over 50% market share and Orora more than 30%. This orderly state of affairs may be about to change.
Early in my career I was told by an Engineer that the only real problems we would face in our careers were people problems. He went on to explain that solutions could be found for all other problems, but not always for those originating from personnel. As time progressed, I began to appreciate his wisdom more and more...
A start-up can be extremely challenging, but upon completion, the accomplishment can become a milestone in the careers of those involved. And, the experience obtained from participation in a start-up is invaluable to those involved.
So the Polls got it wrong again - the American people have spoken decisively, if unexpectedly, just as the people in the United Kingdom did at the Brexit vote. Mr. Trump has pledged to make the USA great again. Will he also make the US paper industry great again?