2020-05-15

European forest industry calls for EU support

In light of the European Commission’s expected announcement of which business ecosystems will be targeted by the European Recovery Plan and new Industrial Strategy for Europe, the partners of the forest-based sector have sent a proposal to EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, to include the European Forest-based Industries Ecosystem as one of the ecosystems eligible for support in the plan.
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2020-05-12

More than 2 million!

Members of the Fiber Shield coalition have now donated more than two million face shields to protect key workers around the world.
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2020-04-20

OVER 750,000 FACE SHIELDS DONATED

Medical professionals across Europe have been facing shortages of crucial protective supplies, including face shields. Our industry is stepping up, by designing and manufacturing folding carton face shields; and making the designs available for all to use.
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2020-04-20

Key workers

A short video about key workers at Alexir Partnership and Iggesund, produced in conjunction with BPIF Cartons.
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2020-04-14

Cepi supports EU Green Recovery

Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament, has launched the European alliance for a Green Recovery.

This first pan-European call for mobilisation on post-crisis green investment packages will work to build the recovery and transformation plans which enshrine the fight against climate change and biodiversity as a key pillar of the economic strategy.
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2020-04-08

Cepi Tribute

Cepi, on behalf of the European paper industry association, has paid tribute to all their employees guaranteeing continued production of essential products and to all transport operators ensuring deliveries across Europe.  A short tribute video has also been produced.
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2020-04-07

Production of Protective Masks

Masks to protect against the COVID-19 virus are now being produced by various Pro Carton and ECMA members.
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2020-04-02

President’s statement

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.
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2020-03-31

McKinsey Guide

McKinsey recently published this guide for retailers which may interest Pro Carton members.
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2020-03-27

Carton industry responding well

A short animated video for social media use from Pro Carton about the carton industry’s response to COVID-19.
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2020-03-27

Report on international status and actions

A detailed report on the actions being taken by the EU and national governments.
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2020-03-26

Call for even more recycling of paper

CEPI point out the importance of recycling paper and paper based packaging in the current crisis.
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2020-03-26

Pro Carton Press Statement:

The carton industry is responding well to the current crisis helped by the EU acknowledging its crucial role in the supply chain.
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2020-03-24

CEPI call for Paper Industry to be classified as a critical value chain

CEPI is currently writing to all EU bodies to achieve the classification as a critical value chain.
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2020-03-24

Guidelines for Border Management

The European Commission updated last week’s ‘Guidelines for Border Management’ and  urged EU countries to immediately implement its recommendations.
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2020-03-23

Suggested “Green Lane” document for Hauliers

Here is a suggested poster that can be sent with goods and also be given to lorry drivers for their use in clearing borders.  It is in 10 languages.
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2020-03-23

Cross-border transport of raw materials, goods and packaging should continue

The paper & board converters call on the European Commission and Member States governments to ensure continued cross-border and intercountry transport of raw materials, goods and packaging.
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2020-03-19

CEPI letter to EU Commission regarding essential industry

CEPI has appealed for urgent support in keeping those parts of the European pulp and paper sector functioning that are essential and vital for the key activities in the society.
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2020-03-17

Open letter from ECMA and Pro Carton regarding supply chain

ECMA and Pro Carton have sent a statement to the EU Transport Commissioner demanding free passage of packaging for food and pharmaceuticals.
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