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2013-09-19

The sustainability of packaging in the retail trade

The sustainability of packaging in the retail trade

Guido Fuchs is Project Manager Sustainability at the Coop Genossenschaft in Basel with a focus on sustainability in the non-food segment, the sustainability of packaging, recycling and waste. As an expert on sustainability in the retail trade he has made a name for himself well beyond the borders of Switzerland. Pro Carton spoke to him about his objectives.



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2013-06-03

Continual Improvement

Continual Improvement

Consumers today want to know more about what they are buying and the environmental and social impact of their choices. This is especially so when it comes to the sustainability of the food supply chain and preventing food waste. Packaging has a positive message here for consumers.


 


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2013-01-28

Leadership for change at scale

Leadership for change at scale
Serving 15 million customers in Europe every day requires a lot of packaging – but the iconic packaging at McDonald's is becoming a poster child for sustainability. "We have a pioneering spirit at McDonald's", says Jacqui Macalister, responsible for sustainability in McDonald's European Supply Chain "we want to be on the leading edge of developments". Pro Carton asked her what the McDonald's packaging team is currently focusing on…

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2012-12-03

“Cartonboard Packaging : A Resource and Carbon Efficient Packaging Solution”. New brochure from Pro Carton now available

“Cartonboard Packaging : A Resource and Carbon Efficient Packaging Solution”. New brochure from Pro Carton now available
Pro Carton’s latest brochure explains cartonboard packaging’s approach to Sustainability, Resource Efficiency and Carbon Footprint. It demonstrates that cartons have a strong environmental story to tell and highlights the carbon benefits of choosing cartonboard packaging.

Click here to download a pdf of the brochure in English

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2012-12-03

The rise of new values

The rise of new values
A brand new study by UK retailer Sainsbury's clearly shows: despite austerity measures, consumers are not willing to sacrifice sustainability and expect appropriate solutions from trade and industry. The study outlines five new consumer trends which all have one thing in common: they strengthen the role of packaging, especially that of cartons.

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2012-10-30

Pro Carton’s good environmental story continues ...

Pro Carton’s good environmental story continues ...

  • Carbon Footprint is now 915 kg fossil CO₂ e/tonne

  • The new updated figure shows a reduction of by 5% in 3 years


Since 2005, Pro Carton has regularly gathered and reported data on the environmental impact of the production processes of European cartonboard and cartons. The latest report presents Life Cycle data from 2011 which includes virgin and recycled fibre cartonboard and printed cartons.

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2012-05-25

Paper and board is the most recycled packaging material in Europe

Paper and board is the most recycled packaging material in Europe
Paper and board including cartonboard achieved a recycling rate of 78% in 2010. It’s the most recycled packaging material in Europe, according to CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) calculations using Eurostat data. This latest data continues an upward trend from 63.8% achieved in 2000 and 73.3% achieved in 2005, and far exceeds the 60% target set by the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.

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