2021-09-08

EU suggest further workshop on PPWD

In a response to a letter sent from Europen (the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment), the Commission indicate that a further workshop on the PPWD (Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive) may be held in November which is likely to delay the implementation of the directive beyond the end of this year.
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2021-09-06

25th European Carton Excellence Award Winners

Since its inception in 1997, the European Carton Excellence Award has been one of the most important and prestigious packaging design prizes in Europe honouring striking, future-oriented, fibre-based packaging concepts.
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2021-09-06

Pro Carton Young Designers Award: record number of entries yet again!

We received over 640 entries for the Pro Carton Young Designers Award this year and, for the first time, more than 100 universities were represented. In addition, under the umbrella of the Pro Carton award, ten countries are also giving out national prizes underlining the wide appeal of the competition.
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2021-09-06

Pro Carton Student Video Award: overwhelming!

The Pro Carton Student Video Award challenges students to create a short, imaginative video that explores the advantages of using cartons or cartonboard. In its second year, Pro Carton received more than twice the number of entries compared to its inaugural year coming from students from 38 universities across 17 European countries.
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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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2021-09-05

AWARD-WINNING TICCIT ALL SET TO BLOOM AND REGROW!

The TICCIT program (Trees Into Cartons Cartons Into Trees) teaches children that trees are a sustainable crop, just like fruit and vegetables.  TICCIT highlights the many uses for trees and paper-based packaging, and it underscores the importance of recycling. 
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2021-09-04

Thanks, goodbye and good luck.

It was almost five years ago that I agreed to become General Manager of Pro Carton. I like to think we’ve come a long way in that time, but it couldn’t have been done without the team behind me.
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2021-09-02

NGOs to refuse invitations to speak at fossil-fuel sponsored media events

An open letter has been sent to the editors of EURACTIV, The Financial Times, and POLITICO Europe.
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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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2021-08-16

Kellogg's to roll out accessible cereal boxes

Following a successful trial, Kellogg's is permanently implementing a new "world-first" technology that enables consumers with sight loss to playback on-pack information via a smartphone.
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2021-08-09

Packaging Innovations For The Disabled

As we marvel at the athletes in the Paralympics, Two Sides have been taking a look at the latest packaging innovations designed for the disabled.
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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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2021-08-02

Kotkamills is now part of MM Group

MM strengthens its position in virgin-fiber based cartonboard and innovative barrier cartonboard solutions for plastic replacement.
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2021-08-01

Register for the 2021 Carton Awards E-vent

Pro Carton and ECMA are delighted to invite you to The 2021 Carton Awards E-vent on Monday 6th September 2021. Once again, the industry awards will be presented online in a gala presentation.
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2021-07-30

PPWD Feedback

CITPA, with the support of Pro Carton, provided feedback to the Eunomia (the EU’s consultants) workshops on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive review.
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2021-07-29

Update on EU Policy Issues - CITPA

CITPA (Pro Carton are Associate members) have updated their summary of the key EU policy issues that they are following. 
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2021-07-16

“Fit for 55”

The European Commission published the “Fit for 55” legislative package on 14 July and the EU Forest Strategy on 16 July.
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2021-07-10

European paper industry delivers on emission reduction and recycling commitments

Paper value chain lives up to its commitment as recycling rate reaches 73.9% in 2020.
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2021-07-07

The Kids are Alright

In conjunction with the 2nd European Consumer Packaging Perceptions Study, Pro Carton asked over 3,500 young people their views on global issues and the environment.
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2021-07-07

RDM to acquire Eska Group

RDM has signed a commitment to acquire 100% of the share capital of Fineska B.V., the Dutch holding company of Eska Group.
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2021-07-06

Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021 - vote now!

Public voting for the Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021 is now open!  
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2021-07-06

Eerbeek and Baiersbronn mills to be sold

An agreement has been reached on the sale of MM’s virgin fibre cartonboard mills located in Eerbeek, Netherlands and Baiersbronn, Germany, to Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
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2021-07-04

3 billion more trees!

European forests have grown by over 50,000 km² in the last 15 years ...
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2021-06-30

2020 Global Packaging Trends Report

Mintel has published its 2020 Global Packaging Trends report. The report aims to identify opportunities for companies, brands, retailers, and packaging and material manufacturers to explore, study, and act upon in the coming year.
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2021-06-30

Pro Carton AGM

The Pro Carton AGM was held online on 14th June and all resolutions were passed.
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