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.
For those that might have missed it, or those that want to see it again, the 2020 Carton E-vent and Awards is now available to view in discrete sections on the Pro Carton website.
Even in these difficult circumstances, the number and quality of entries for the European Carton Excellence Award was again very high.
Despite the global pandemic, 2020 proved to be another record-breaking year with over 550 cartonboard designs submitted from 25 different countries across the continent.
The judges were so impressed with the standard of entries that they decided that there should be two winners and they would share the cash prize.
Though we couldn’t meet in person, it really was a pleasure to bring the industry together once again to celebrate the fantastic work and ongoing innovation within the carton and cartonboard industry.
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).
Iggesund Paperboard is participating in Beauty Independent's webinar series with a spotlight on sustainability
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.
Stora Enso are hosting a webinar on Circular Design on 29th September. Circular Design considers the full life cycle of packaging, not just recyclability.
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
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.
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.
The 2020 Carton E-vent & Awards will take place on October 7th 2020. You can register to attend now.
Cepi have published their 2019 key statistics report on the European Pulp and Paper industry.
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.
In recent months, nearly all European countries have imposed wide-ranging measures restricting public life and almost bringing it to a complete standstill. Covid-19 has had a stranglehold on Europe and the world, making “Business as usual” no longer an option.
In this rather extraordinary year the cartonboard and carton industry has been busier than ever. As an essential provider of packaging for the supply of daily consumer goods, and with office staff largely confined to their homes, they had their work cut out.
A new consumer survey has re-confirmed that consumers believe paper based packaging to be the most environmentally friendly.
Working with Graphic Packaging, and using material supplied by Stora Enso, a unique dictionary was created made entirely from cartonboard.
We are sure that many of you reading this newsletter are regular visitors to the Pro Carton website. But what you probably won’t know is that the Pro Carton sites had 142,000 hits last year, with over 100,000 unique visitors!
The EduCarton resources include a variety of crafts, worksheets and colour by numbers that have been widely promoted on social media.
Two things that have proven extremely popular during the Covid-19 crisis are video conference calls – be they WhatsApp, Skype, House Party, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or whatever – and quizzes!
An overview of the key EU policy issues being addressed by CITPA (Pro Carton are associate members), updated in July 2020