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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