April 2014 is Tobacco Reporter’s “green” issue. In it, we highlight some of the tobacco industry’s initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. Among other projects, we cover efforts to develop more biodegradable cigarette filters; reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and promote the recycling of empty e-cigarette batteries. In other news, George Gay examines the aftermath of the EU Tobacco Products Directive, which have moved closer to becoming law recently.
Concerned about the growing volume of discarded batteries, e-cigarette companies are encouraging their customers to recycle.
Recent proposals to ban cellulose acetate have lent new urgency to the development of more biodegradable cigarette filter materials.
In a major environmental milestone, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. now recycles 100 percent of its waste.
THE GREEN WAY
Two leading tobacco packaging suppliers share their thoughts on sustainability.
Greenbutts aims to ease the environmental impact of the more than 2 billion pounds of cigarette butts discarded globally every year.
Cigar lovers eat their hearts out at the 16th Habanos Festival in Havana.
THE DIRECTIVE DISSECTED
Why the EU’s new tobacco rules will fail to achieve their objectives
A young player serving niche markets, Tabacos Novo Horizonte of Brazil is doing remarkably well in a challenging business environment.
As China’s premium cigar market expands, its manufacturers are looking for additional sources of leaf.
Flavoring companies adapt to mounting regulations and new opportunities presented by alternative “tobacco” products.
The case against tobacco-industry animal testing
Who’s who in the tobacco pest-control business
IN SAFE HANDS
Who’s who among tobacco storage providers
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