2021-11-24

FFI flash survey: Customer forecasts could calm the tense supply situation with cartonboard

The current supply situation and the exorbitantly long delivery times for cartonboard are likely to persist for some time, the FFI concludes from a recent flash survey.
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2021-11-18

Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group is the new Chairman of Cepi, the Confederation of the Paper and Pulp Industry

Ilkka Hämäläwill become Chairman of Cepi, the Confederation of the Paper and Pulp Industry, from January 2022.
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2021-11-08

Two Sides Myths & Facts Booklet 2021

Two Sides, the print and paper advocacy group, have released the 2021 Myths & Facts Booklet with facts on paper and the environment, from European forest growth and paper's low energy consumption to the high recycling rate of paper and the circular economy.
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2021-11-01

New Managing Director for MM Kotkamills

The Mayr-Melnhof Group has appointed Päivi Suutari as the new Managing Director of MM Kotkamills
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2021-10-26

Pro Carton appoints new General Manager

Packaging Expert, Winfried Muehling, joins Pro Carton as General Manager following Tony Hitchin’s retirement.
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2021-10-25

The European pulp and paper industry presents its contribution to the Three Billion Trees Initiative

The European pulp and paper industry fully supports the European Commission's initiative to plant three billion additional trees in the EU by 2030.
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2021-10-20

EPPA LCA study - Single-Use Paper Packaging vs Multiple-Use Tableware

The LCA study clearly shows that single-use paperbased systems have a “very significant” environmental advantage over multiple-use systems in real-world conditions.
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2021-10-14

Six trade associations announce the new Fibre Packaging Europe coalition

Pro Carton is a founding member of the informal coalition which has a mission to provide renewable, circular and sustainable paper and board packaging solutions to help achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal.
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2021-10-13

Cepi voices appreciation for the European Commission’s efforts to address record-high energy prices in Europe

Cepi reiterates that access to affordable clean energy is a prerequisite for globally competitive European forest-based industries.
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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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2021-10-04

The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board introduce a 100% recyclable paperboard lid for takeaway beverage cups

The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board develop a 100% recyclable paperboard lid for use with takeaway cups that offers performance comparable to that of a traditional plastic lid.
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2021-10-04

Kicking-off Pro Carton student awards with the new term!

All students studying at a European school or university are invited to enter our two awards, the 2022 Pro Carton Young Designers Award and the 2022 Pro Carton Student Video Award.
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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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