Various papers and communications regarding EU policy that are relevant to our industry. The information comes from a variety of sources including the European Commission, CITPA – who represent the interests of the European Paper and Board converting industry (Pro Carton are Associate Members) and Cepi – the Confederation of European Paper Industries.

Key Policy Issues CITPA – January 2023

The annual CITPA overview of key policy issues, available to Pro Carton members, includes updates to EU Green Deal, EU Climate Law, “Fit for 55” package, EU Industrial Strategy, Circular Economy Action Plan 2020, Directive on Packaging & Packaging Waste ... and much more.

Welcome EOS to the #GreenSource family!

The European Sawmill Industry Organisation (EOS) is thrilled to announce its involvement in the #GreenSource campaign.

Packaging Chain Forum – Final joint contribution on TRIS notification (Belgium) and update on France

Pro Carton co-signs letter with Joint industry comments on TRIS notification 2022/827/B (Belgium)

Reflections on 2022 and Outlook for 2023 from Horst Bittermann, Director General of Pro Carton

Horst Bittermann, Director General of Pro Carton, offers a brief summary for our industry in 2022 and some predictions looking forward to 2023.

Pro Carton 2022 – A Year in Review by Winfried Mühling, Pro Carton Director of Marketing & Communication

Winfried Mühling reflects on his first full year as Director of Marketing & Communication at Pro Carton.

Europen explains what to expect from new EU rules on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR)

The European Commission published the second part of its Circular Economy package introducing its proposal for the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD).

Cepi welcomes European Commission’s fossil-averse proposal on carbon removal certification

The proposal for a regulation on carbon removal certification released by the European Commission recognises several essential principles.

Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Legislation (PPWR)

The European Commission has released their proposal for revising the Packaging & Packaging Waste Legislation and have confirmed that this will become a Regulation.

Draft EU Commission proposal for the revision of the PPWD released

Draft EU Commission proposal for the revision of the PPWD has been released

CITPA research on available brand commitments to reduce/avoid packaging

An update on the latest status of global brand owners in addressing the "circular economy" in their packaging strategy.

Eunomia Negative List

Packaging characteristics (materials or components or features) Negative list for recycling.

Cushioning the impact of skyrocketing energy prices on the European wood fibre-based value chain beyond winter 2022/2023

Joint statement on the emergency measures to tackle dramatic energy price rises.