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.
McKinsey recently published this guide for retailers which may interest Pro Carton members.
A short animated video for social media use from Pro Carton about the carton industry’s response to COVID-19.
A detailed report on the actions being taken by the EU and national governments.
CEPI point out the importance of recycling paper and paper based packaging in the current crisis.
The carton industry is responding well to the current crisis helped by the EU acknowledging its crucial role in the supply chain.
CEPI is currently writing to all EU bodies to achieve the classification as a critical value chain.
The European Commission updated last week’s ‘Guidelines for Border Management’ and urged EU countries to immediately implement its recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
ECMA and Pro Carton have sent a statement to the EU Transport Commissioner demanding free passage of packaging for food and pharmaceuticals.