Cartonboard fibres are fully recyclable

There is a growing expectation from consumers, brands and retailers that the packaging they use will be truly recycled, in order to reduce its impact on the environment. Producers of cartonboard packaging are committed to delivering on this expectation. Cartonboard fibres are fully recyclable, that is without question.

TICCIT In Action

The TICCIT educational programme has now been presented to a number of schools and groups across Europe.  The success of TICCIT relies on member companies partnering with their local schools. We invite you to take a look at TICCIT In Action

Sustainability - a concept from yesterday or for tomorrow?

At the Pro Carton/PROPAK Austria Marketing Event in October 2018, Fairtrade Managing Director Hartwig Kirner made it clear that the recycling economy of the future has already begun.

Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs Update

We have been following developments on the Single Use Plastic legislation moving through the European Commission and how it might impact on the carton industry.

Just the Ticket!

Pro Carton is excited to launch its latest initiative and to invite you all to participate in this rewarding opportunity. TICCIT is an educational outreach programme aimed mainly at children aged between 8-11 years that is all about trees, sustainability and the environment.

Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs

The European Commission have suggested that national contributions to the EU's trillion-euro budget should be based in part on the amount of plastic packaging waste they produce, while direct payments to environmental projects under the LIFE programme increase by 50%, said last month as it unveiled proposals for the bloc's post-2020 seven-year budget.

EU governments approve new rules on waste

EU ambassadors have given their support to the provisional agreement reached between the Estonian presidency and the European Parliament last December on new waste rules.

Pro Carton challenges draft EU plastics strategy

The European Commission has been working on a Plastics Strategy to tackle the problem of plastic waste in the seas and on the streets.

Cartons Don’t Create Plastic Packaging Waste

More than 300 million tonnes of plastic is manufactured every year¹ of which millions of tonnes of plastic waste leaks into the seas. We’ve all seen images from around the world of beaches covered with discarded plastic packaging. McKinsey’s Ocean Report² states that the next 10 years will be critical to tackle the global problem of plastic leakage into the seas, but plastic goods production is still increasing and displacing more sustainable materials, such as renewable wood fibre based products including cartons.

Update on Regulatory Affairs

Pro Carton focuses on two Regulatory Affairs topics: the Circular Economy legislative package and LCA environmental policy.

Circular Economy

Pro Carton is following the progress of the European Commission’s Circular Economy package of proposed legislation, in order to assess its potential impact on the carton industry. Pro Carton acts together with other paper based packaging associations in Brussels, in order to minimise any negative impact wherever possi

Myths & Facts

The carton industry has a great environmental story to tell. But environmental issues related to packaging are a source of misconceptions or “myths”.

Sustainability drives sales

Sustainability generates up to 13 per cent of sales in terms of explanatory content. This is confirmed by a new study conducted by Serviceplan Corporate Reputation communication agency.

New Pro Carton Carbon Footprint: 885 kg CO2 eq / tonne

Based on Life Cycle data from 2014, Pro Carton has calculated that the industry’s Carbon Footprint figure is 885 kg CO2 eq / tonne of cartons.

Sustainability in five languages

Have you visited the Sustainability section of the Pro Carton website yet? If not, perhaps because it has so far only been available in English.

Infographics 6: Recovery and Recycling

Pro Carton has designed a series of striking infographics to demonstrate the sustainability of cartonboard packaging. Here is the sixth and final in the series.

Infographics 5: How water is used in making cartonboard

Pro Carton has designed a series of striking infographics to demonstrate the sustainability of cartonboard packaging. Here is the fifth in the series.

Infographics 4: Leaders in Renewable Energy

Pro Carton has designed a series of striking infographics to demonstrate the sustainability of cartonboard packaging. Here is the fourth in the series.

Paper packaging adds ambition

Pro Carton together with other European paper based packaging associations, has created an Infographic to illustrate our industry’s vision of an ambitious Circular Economy.

Infographics 3: Pro Carton’s carbon footprint

Pro Carton has designed a series of striking infographics to demonstrate the sustainability of cartonboard packaging. Here is the third in the series.

Infographics 2: Forests and Cartonboard

Pro Carton has designed a series of striking infographics to demonstrate the sustainability of cartonboard packaging. Here is the second in the series.

New series of Infographics about Cartons

Pro Carton has produced a series of eye-catching Infographics to illustrate the sustainability of cartonboard packaging.

Re-imagining business

"We don't just have to get better, we need to be really good“, said Tim "Mac“ Macartney at the ECMA Pro Carton Congress: only one hundred per cent sustainability in all areas will change the future.

Cartons: a perfect example of the Circular Economy

The concept of the Circular Economy is to optimise the use of natural resources by encouraging recycling, eco-design and waste prevention, among other measures: Cartonboard packaging, is at the forefront of putting these aims into practice.

Sustainable European paper and board industry

CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) has published its latest report on the sustainability of the European pulp, paper and board industries. It shows that the whole industry, including cartonboard packaging, is focusing on innovation and resource efficiency while advancing the bio-based economy.