2021-10-08

Heidelberg joins 4evergreen

Heidelberg affirms its commitment to environmentally friendly products and technologies by joining the international alliance 4evergreen.
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2021-09-06

Pro Carton Steering Group – Whos’ who.

At the recent Pro Carton AGM, two new members were formally appointed onto the Pro Carton Steering Group committee, replacing outgoing members from the same companies.  Olaf Starken replaced Öystein Aksnes (both Stora Enso) and Rikard Papp took over from Johan Nellbeck (Holmen Iggesund).  They join Horst Bittermann (MM Board & Paper), Maarten Florizoone (Metsä), Michele Bianchi (RDM) and Jean-François Roche (GPI) on the committee.
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2021-08-25

European Commission’s political leadership team

An updated graphic from EC Europa detailing the College of Commissioners from 27 EU countries from 2019 to 2024.
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2021-08-06

European Carton Excellence Award 2021 – your chance to vote!

The shortlist for the public voting is now online at www.procarton.com. Now it's up to you, your votes will decide the winner of the Public Award!
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2021-06-30

PEFC Webinar – Responsibly-Sourced Packaging

PEFC is hosting a webinar on Thursday 8 July for those looking to learn more about the role of certified paper packaging in the circular economy.
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2021-06-28

Join the Key Statistics 2020 Cepinar

Join the Cepinar on 9th July: European Pulp & Paper Industry Key Statistics 2020
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2021-06-25

Comparative materials study

Pro Carton has commissioned a study that compares the carbon footprint of cartonboard based packaging against plastic alternatives. Four products have been compared, one in a predominantly plastic pack and one in cartonboard across three food products and one non-food item.
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2021-06-15

Sustainability still a key issue for Consumers

A major research report undertaken by Prospectus Global, on behalf of Pro Carton, has shown that, despite the pressures of COVID-19, environmental issues are very much at the forefront of consumers’ thinking.
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2020-09-16

Circular Design Webinar

Stora Enso are hosting a webinar on Circular Design on 29th September.  Circular Design considers the full life cycle of packaging, not just recyclability.
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2020-09-08

European Parliament AGRI Committee adopts balanced report on the EU Forest Strategy

On Monday, the European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development Committee adopted MEP Petri Sarvamaa's (EPP/FI) own initiative report on the European Forest Strategy
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2020-09-01

Response to the EU Consultation on Green Claims

Pro Carton combined with other paper-based associations to respond to the EU Commission on green claims while improvements they would like to see in the PEF) Product Environmental Footprint) methodology.
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2020-09-01

GreenSource promotes forest-fibre

Cepi, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, and EPIS, the European Pulp Industry Sector Association present their #GreenSource initiative, a European-wide effort to explain how the forest-fibre industries make the 2050 climate neutrality target a reality.
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2020-07-31

Key Statistics 2019 - European pulp and paper industry

Cepi have published their 2019 key statistics report on the European Pulp and Paper industry.
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2020-07-28

EU tax on non-recycled plastic

The European Union is to introduce a levy on plastic waste from January 2021 as part of the bloc’s €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund agreement.
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2020-07-21

An overview of the key EU policy issues being addressed by CITPA

An overview of the key EU policy issues being addressed by CITPA (Pro Carton are associate members), updated in July 2020
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2020-07-21

Joint feedback on EU Roadmap on packaging waste

Pro Carton along with other associations support the Commission’s ambition to contribute to the circular economy through the review of the requirements for packaging and packaging waste. The review should also ensure that the proposed preventive measures will support the functioning of the internal market and free movement of packaging and packaged goods while avoiding the possible negative impact on the environment.

Feedback to the EU Inception Impact Assessment on the initiative “Review of the requirements for packaging and other measures to prevent packaging waste” can be read in the Members Area
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2020-07-08

Ecorys’ FCM report

Ecorys’ report entitled “Study supporting the Evaluation of Food Contact Materials (FCM) legislation” has now been published.

The study provides an analysis of the current EU legislative framework for FCM.

Five main materials are considered a priority by stakeholders: printing inks, paper and board, silicones, varnishes and coatings, and rubber. Positive lists already exist in several Member States for these materials and there is extensive knowledge on these substances within the industry.
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2020-07-03

Kotkamills’ barrier board receives industrial compostability certification

Kotkamills’ water-based dispersion coated ISLA® Duo barrier board receives industrial compostability certification
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2020-07-01

Reply from EU to Cepi letter on SUPD

The EU Commission have replied to a letter from Cepi challenging the draft Single Use Products Directive.
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2020-06-19

Forest-based products important for climate mitigation

A new study from Cepi, “Climate effect of the forest-based sector in the European Union”, shows that forests and forest-based products remove a net of 806 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents annually. This corresponds to 20% of all fossil emissions in the European Union. Jori Ringman, Director General at Cepi, called for EU policies that support consumers to move from high-carbon products to low-carbon forest-based products.
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2020-06-11

Baden Board saves food

Fighting against food waste, Baden Board present their newly developed “food saver” board.
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2020-06-11

BillerudKorsnäs introduces a new life cycle assessment tool for packaging

BillerudKorsnäs introduces a life cycle assessment tool to provide its customers with environmental insights about their packaging.
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2020-06-02

Sustainability a top priority

Smurfit Kappa have conducted a sustainability survey amongst 200 senior executives and 1500 consumers in the UK.
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2020-05-15

European forest industry calls for EU support

In light of the European Commission’s expected announcement of which business ecosystems will be targeted by the European Recovery Plan and new Industrial Strategy for Europe, the partners of the forest-based sector have sent a proposal to EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, to include the European Forest-based Industries Ecosystem as one of the ecosystems eligible for support in the plan.
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