2021-02-22

€1.6 billion investment

Metsä Group is to build a new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland.
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2021-02-06

New Quiz

Our latest quiz is mainly aimed at children but anyone can have a go.
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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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2021-02-01

Supply chain is resilient

Cartonboard remains in good supply across Europe despite the increase in online shopping.
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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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2020-12-18

All Folding Cartons are recyclable

A study conducted by FFI and PTS has confirmed that all folding cartons are recyclable as part of the paper stream collected from households. The fibre yield was reduced only by the proportion of non-fibre components.
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2020-12-11

Mayr-Melnhof Karton to acquire Kotkamills

Mayr-Melnhof Group has signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Kotkamills Group Oyj from its shareholders.
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2020-11-23

4evergreen online launch event & panel debate

Invitation to 4evergreen online launch event & panel debate - 25.11.2020 @ 15:00
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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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2020-09-28

Iggesund Paperboard webinar series on sustainable beauty product packaging

Iggesund Paperboard is participating in Beauty Independent's webinar series with a spotlight on sustainability
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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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