2021-10-14

Six trade associations announce the new Fibre Packaging Europe coalition

Pro Carton is a founding member of the informal coalition which has a mission to provide renewable, circular and sustainable paper and board packaging solutions to help achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal.
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2021-10-13

Cepi voices appreciation for the European Commission’s efforts to address record-high energy prices in Europe

Cepi reiterates that access to affordable clean energy is a prerequisite for globally competitive European forest-based industries.
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2021-09-08

EU suggest further workshop on PPWD

In a response to a letter sent from Europen (the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment), the Commission indicate that a further workshop on the PPWD (Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive) may be held in November which is likely to delay the implementation of the directive beyond the end of this year.
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2021-09-02

NGOs to refuse invitations to speak at fossil-fuel sponsored media events

An open letter has been sent to the editors of EURACTIV, The Financial Times, and POLITICO Europe.
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2021-07-30

PPWD Feedback

CITPA, with the support of Pro Carton, provided feedback to the Eunomia (the EU’s consultants) workshops on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive review.
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2021-07-29

Update on EU Policy Issues - CITPA

CITPA (Pro Carton are Associate members) have updated their summary of the key EU policy issues that they are following. 
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2021-07-16

“Fit for 55”

The European Commission published the “Fit for 55” legislative package on 14 July and the EU Forest Strategy on 16 July.
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2021-06-30

EU draft – Placing on the market

The European Commission has published a draft document containing explanations concerning the concept of “placing on the market” following a Commission meeting that was held in June.
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2021-05-28

Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Issues

Pro Carton, FEFCO and Eurosac, through the auspices of CITPA, commissioned RISE to evaluate the PEFCR.  The aim of the work was to identify and report on challenges presented when applying the PEFCR, and to make recommendations for improving (or clarifying) the PEFCR in the future. 
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2021-04-30

4evergreen update

Members can access an update on the work being undertaken by the four workstreams in 4evergreen.
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2021-04-30

#Greensource Activity

Since Pro Carton joined #Greensource in January, regular posts have been appearing on LinkedIn and Twitter targeting a political and business audience.
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2021-04-19

Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive Review

Pro Carton have supported a letter to the EU Commission voicing their concerns regarding the timing and resources allocated to the review of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
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2021-04-16

Harmonised marking requirements definitions

Pro Carton have supported a letter to the EU Commission prepared by 360° Foodservice following the joint industry statement on the implementation of the harmonised marking requirements to uniformly and correctly, interpret the definition of “placing on the market”.
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2021-03-25

Stakeholder report on PPWD

On behalf of the EU Commission, Eunomia have published the report from their stakeholder workshop on “The assessment of options for reinforcing the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive’s essential requirements and other measures to reduce the generation of packaging waste”.
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2021-03-25

Update on 4evergreen

Although a number of Pro Carton and ECMA members are directly involved in the 4evergreen programme and will, therefore, be up to date on the progress of the four workstreams, others will not be.  A presentation describing the objectives, membership, activities and project status can be accessed in the Members Area.
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2021-03-19

Update on EU Policy Issues

CITPA (Pro Carton are Associate members) have updated their summary of the key EU policy issues that they are following.
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2021-02-05

Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive webinar

A webinar was held at the Commission on prevention measures and overpackaging as part of the PPWD review.
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2021-02-04

Response from European Commission on SUPD

Cepi have this week received a response from EVP Timmermans & Commissioner Sinkevicius
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2021-01-13

New draft guidelines for the Single Use Plastics Directive from the European Commission

The European Commission has sent to all Member States new draft guidelines for the Single Use Plastics Directive.  

Member States have until 25 January to submit written comments.
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2020-11-17

Paper & Beyond

As part of Cepi 2020 Paper and Beyond conference which took place in November they have presented their main decarbonisation pathways to 2030.

A key part of the manifesto is based around product substitution:

“Our industry can provide climate-friendly substitutes to fossil-based, carbon-intensive products currently on the market, potentially creating a multiplier effect through our expertise in the circular economy”.
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2020-10-22

Cepi demand SUPD reconsideration

Cepi, supported by Pro Carton and other trade associations, have written to 73 leading members of the European Parliament to urge reconsideration of the scope of the Single Use Plastics Directive which currently includes polymer coated boards.
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2020-09-29

Important SUP letter sent to EU Commission

Pro Carton along with a coalition of 5 European paper & board based packaging Associations and five National Associations have written a joint letter to Mr Frans Timmermans, EVP of the European Green Deal and Mr Viginijus Sinkevičius, Environment Commissioner, at the European Commission, regarding the (ill conceived) potential damage to our industry that could be caused by the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD).
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2020-04-24

Call for modification of SUPD definitions

Pro Carton, ECMA, Cepi and other industry associations call for modification of definitions to the terms “plastic” and “a main structural component” used in the Single Use Plastic Directive (EU 2019/904).
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2020-04-20

Pro Carton supports challenge to SUP definition

Pro Carton, and other representatives of the paper and board value chain send a strong message to the European Commission regarding our views on the latest direction the SUP debate has taken.
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