2020-05-19

Packaging Preferences Survey

An independent survey exploring European consumer preferences and attitudes towards packaging has been commissioned by Two Sides.
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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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2020-04-22

European Carton Excellence Award: new entry date and digital entry

Due to the restrictions in working practices we have made some minor changes to the rules and the closing date has been extended by two weeks to 5th June to allow you a little more time to submit your entries.
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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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2020-04-14

Cepi supports EU Green Recovery

Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament, has launched the European alliance for a Green Recovery.

This first pan-European call for mobilisation on post-crisis green investment packages will work to build the recovery and transformation plans which enshrine the fight against climate change and biodiversity as a key pillar of the economic strategy.
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2020-04-08

Cepi Tribute

Cepi, on behalf of the European paper industry association, has paid tribute to all their employees guaranteeing continued production of essential products and to all transport operators ensuring deliveries across Europe.  A short tribute video has also been produced.
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2020-04-08

Easter Eggs still popular despite crisis

Despite many people self-isolating, consumers in the UK are still looking forward to celebrating Easter
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2020-04-07

Production of Protective Masks

Masks to protect against the COVID-19 virus are now being produced by various Pro Carton and ECMA members.
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2020-04-06

Safety in food packaging more important than ever; Stora Enso

Within a matter of months and weeks, the coronavirus has turned the way we live upside down and forced us to rethink many of the things we’ve previously taken for granted. At Stora Enso, efforts are aimed at protecting people and providing vital packaging materials to customers, many of whom serve the medical, hygiene and food industries.
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2020-04-02

President’s statement

The carton and cartonboard industry is doing its utmost to maintain the flow of essential goods, in particular packaging for foods, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products being aware of its crucial role to ensure security of supply.
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2020-04-01

Teaching TICCIT at Home

TICCIT can easily be adapted to be taught at home, it’s fun and everyone will learn something from it.
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2020-03-31

McKinsey Guide

McKinsey recently published this guide for retailers which may interest Pro Carton members.
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2020-03-27

Carton industry responding well

A short animated video for social media use from Pro Carton about the carton industry’s response to COVID-19.
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2020-03-27

Report on international status and actions

A detailed report on the actions being taken by the EU and national governments.
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2020-03-26

Call for even more recycling of paper

CEPI point out the importance of recycling paper and paper based packaging in the current crisis.
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2020-03-26

The Carton Campaigners to the rescue!

The Carton Campaigners are our team of superheroes who want to help to reduce the impact that waste is having on our environment.
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2020-03-26

Pro Carton Press Statement:

The carton industry is responding well to the current crisis helped by the EU acknowledging its crucial role in the supply chain.
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2020-03-24

CEPI call for Paper Industry to be classified as a critical value chain

CEPI is currently writing to all EU bodies to achieve the classification as a critical value chain.
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2020-03-24

Guidelines for Border Management

The European Commission updated last week’s ‘Guidelines for Border Management’ and  urged EU countries to immediately implement its recommendations.
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