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In the News

October 15, 2018

Packaging Strategies: Satisfaction with Packaging Increases Nearly 50% in Six Years

According to the 2018 Packaging Matters study by WestRock, consumers are increasingly satisfied with their overall experience with packaging, which has increased by 46 percent over six years. Findings from the study also indicate three key components of packaging that matter to consumers and impact shopping decisions: functionality, trust and aesthetics.

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October 12, 2018

WhatTheyThink: AF&PA Congratulates WestRock CEO Steve Voorhees on Being Named RISI 2018 North American CEO of the Year

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President & Chief Executive Officer Donna Harman congratulates WestRock Chief Executive Officer Steve Voorhees on being named RISI 2018 North American CEO of the Year.

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October 11, 2018

CraftBeer.com: Craft Breweries Explore New Approaches to Variety Packaging

When Dogfish Head Brewery had a huge deadline to hit in the rollout of their Off-Center Your Summer Variety Pack, packaging partner WestRock helped expedite the process with the design of a tear-open top that transforms the package into a waterproof cooler, just in time for summer.

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October 11, 2018

Waste360.com: WestRock to Accept Foodservice Packaging for Recycling

WestRock recently announced it will begin accepting mixed paper bales that contain paper foodservice packaging at its 100 percent recycled paperboard mills across the United States. Historically, paper-based foodservice packaging has not been widely accepted in recycling programs due to concerns over polymer coatings and food contamination. However, as paper mill pulping and cleaning systems have evolved, so has the ability to accept types of foodservice packaging.

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September 25, 2018

The Roanoke Times: WestRock to Invest $248 Million in Alleghany Highland Plants Over 5 Years

WestRock announced a significant investment to its Covington, Va., paper mill. The funds will support facility and equipment upgrades in order to improve productivity and increase employee training.

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October 2, 2018

Resource Recycling: WestRock Scales Up Foodservice Packaging Recovery

WestRock recently announced that eight of its recycled paperboard mills in the U.S. will take in mixed paper bales including single-use fiber cups, takeout cartons, pizza boxes and similar materials. This announcement follows technological evolutions in paper mill pulping and cleaning systems which have allowed its mills to handle foodservice packaging and extract value from it.

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Product News and Awards