First and foremost may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! It’s also a time to reflect and I’d again like to pass on my personal thanks to everybody within the carton and cartonboard industry.
The European Paper Recycling Council’s Monitoring Report, published in October 2020, contains statistics on the recycling rates achieved for paper based products as well as targets for the future.
Even in these difficult circumstances, the number and quality of entries for the European Carton Excellence Award was again very high.
In recent months, nearly all European countries have imposed wide-ranging measures restricting public life and almost bringing it to a complete standstill. Covid-19 has had a stranglehold on Europe and the world, making “Business as usual” no longer an option.
A new consumer survey has re-confirmed that consumers believe paper based packaging to be the most environmentally friendly.
We are sure that many of you reading this newsletter are regular visitors to the Pro Carton website. But what you probably won’t know is that the Pro Carton sites had 142,000 hits last year, with over 100,000 unique visitors!
An independent survey exploring European consumer preferences and attitudes towards packaging has been commissioned by Two Sides.
The carton and cartonboard industry is doing its utmost to maintain the flow of essential goods, in particular packaging for foods, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products being aware of its crucial role to ensure security of supply.
The ECMA Annual Congress will be held in Krakow, Poland on 17th and 18th September 2020 with the theme of “Sustainability Unboxed".
Horst Bittermann, President of the European Cartonboard Association, Pro Carton, took part in a short Q&A with Analyse: Deutschland where he discussed the sustainability of cartonboard compared with other packaging, as well as its 100% recyclability
What do you expect for the cartonboard and carton industry in the coming year and beyond?
Pro Carton Sea Life Competition to win tickets to Sea Life in Europe is now open
With Easter Sunday (21 April) approaching fast it has been revealed that 91% of UK adults would prefer to purchase an Easter Egg predominantly packaged in carton/cardboard rather than plastic.
Hopefully you are aware of the major activities that Pro Carton undertake as part of our task to promote the benefits of cartons and cartonboard but you may not be aware of some of the other activities that Pro Carton get involved in and we thought it might be interesting to share some of these with you.
Recently Horst Bittermann, Pro Carton President, spoke at the Sustainability in Packaging Europe Conference and joined in the panel discussion later that day.
At the Pro Carton/PROPAK Austria Marketing Event in October 2018, Fairtrade Managing Director Hartwig Kirner made it clear that the recycling economy of the future has already begun.
At the Pro Carton AGM on 8th June 2018 Roland Rex formally stood down as President of the association after eight years in the role and Horst Bittermann was duly elected as his replacement.
Pro Carton has compiled a review of recent international packaging studies which largely focus on four main areas of discussion - digitalisation, urbanisation, design & functionality and sustainability.
The activities of Pro Carton are overseen by a Steering Group made up of experienced personnel from across the carton and cartonboard industry.
Advertising was yesterday, at least according to marketing guru and master story teller Markus Gull at the recent Pro Carton PROPAK Austria Marketing Event.
We’re trying to make the content of the newsletter different from the information that’s already on the website and more “chatty” in style, we do hope you find it interesting as well as informative. As you will have seen, we are supplementing the newsletter with various other short communications, either a Newsflash, if it’s something we need to get out to our members quickly, or a Bulletin, if it’s a more general update.
Today, five different generations meet at the workplace: If they can be networked systematically, this could result in enormous opportunities.
The packaging industry is in flux. New distribution channels need new packing concepts.
Lothar Böhm is one of the world's leading brand consultants. Pro Carton visited him in his agency in Hamburg.
There is a huge demand for health care, and it’s growing rapidly. Nonetheless, the pharmaceutical industry is facing major challenges.