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cover-2014_04April 2014

 

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.


BATTERY BARRAGE
Concerned about the growing volume of discarded batteries, e-cigarette companies are encouraging their customers to recycle.


EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES
Recent proposals to ban cellulose acetate have lent new urgency to the development of more biodegradable cigarette filter materials.


ABSOLUTE ZERO
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.


BETTER BUTTS
Greenbutts aims to ease the environmental impact of the more than 2 billion pounds of cigarette butts discarded globally every year.


AMONG FRIENDS
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


NEW VISTAS
A young player serving niche markets, Tabacos Novo Horizonte of Brazil is doing remarkably well in a challenging business environment.


REACHING OUT
As China’s premium cigar market expands, its manufacturers are looking for additional sources of leaf.


CHANGING TASTES
Flavoring companies adapt to mounting regulations and new opportunities presented by alternative “tobacco” products.


OTHER OPTIONS
The case against tobacco-industry animal testing


THE TERMINATORS
Who’s who in the tobacco pest-control business


IN SAFE HANDS
Who’s who among tobacco storage providers

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