2020-09-16

Revision in emissions target

The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, gave her first state of the union speech and proposed a revision of the EU emissions reduction target from 40% to 55% by 2030. This target is the central piece of the EU's 2030 Climate Target Plan, together with the revised ETS state aid rules.
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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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2020-05-12

More than 2 million!

Members of the Fiber Shield coalition have now donated more than two million face shields to protect key workers around the world.
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2020-05-07

52 companies to co-operate to replace plastics with natural fibres

Materials based on natural fibres are an interesting alternative to replace fossil-derived plastics. The Piloting Alternatives for Plastics project brings together a wide range of Finnish and international companies to take materials developed in laboratories towards more industrial production.
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2020-04-29

4evergreen appoint Programme Director

Susanne Haase has been appointed Programme Director for 4evergreen, the industry alliance that aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in the circular economy.
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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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2020-04-20

OVER 750,000 FACE SHIELDS DONATED

Medical professionals across Europe have been facing shortages of crucial protective supplies, including face shields. Our industry is stepping up, by designing and manufacturing folding carton face shields; and making the designs available for all to use.
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2020-04-20

Key workers

A short video about key workers at Alexir Partnership and Iggesund, produced in conjunction with BPIF Cartons.
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