At the Pro Carton AGM on 8th June 2018 Roland Rex formally stood down as President of the association after eight years in the role and Horst Bittermann was duly elected as his replacement.
The jury has sat and the tension is mounting but the finalists won’t be revealed until the beginning of August. But here’s a sneak preview of the jury’s initial thoughts.
The number of entries to the Pro Carton Young Designers Award (#pcyda) more than doubled this year. Here's what the judges had to say after the meeting:
Pro Carton has compiled a review of recent international packaging studies which largely focus on four main areas of discussion - digitalisation, urbanisation, design & functionality and sustainability.
The European Commission have suggested that national contributions to the EU's trillion-euro budget should be based in part on the amount of plastic packaging waste they produce, while direct payments to environmental projects under the LIFE programme increase by 50%, said last month as it unveiled proposals for the bloc's post-2020 seven-year budget.
The European Carton Excellence Award 2018 - enter now!
The activities of Pro Carton are overseen by a Steering Group made up of experienced personnel from across the carton and cartonboard industry.
Jean-François Roche is Vice President Sales, Consumer Packaging Europe at Graphic Packaging International, he’s an exuberant Frenchman with a clear vision to lead ECMA into the next decade.
EU ambassadors have given their support to the provisional agreement reached between the Estonian presidency and the European Parliament last December on new waste rules.
Annual Pro Carton Trends Report : Consumers have more power than ever before. They are also prepared to spend more money on genuine added value.
It’s been an eventful few months since our Christmas newsletter. The backlash against plastic waste continues unabated and, as a consequence, seems to be having a positive effect on the carton market as brand owners and retailers look to review their packaging choices.
New for this year: there are more categories and there will be more winners plus more Finalists all of whom get to go to the Gala Dinner which this year is in Riga.
The European Commission has been working on a Plastics Strategy to tackle the problem of plastic waste in the seas and on the streets.
Advertising was yesterday, at least according to marketing guru and master story teller Markus Gull at the recent Pro Carton PROPAK Austria Marketing Event.
Pro Carton caught up with Magdalena Witkowicz, twice a finalist in the Pro Carton Young Designers Award, who landed a plum job at an international design agency.
Most of you will have seen on TV, or read about in the press, the problems that plastic packaging is causing, particular in polluting our oceans.
Iggesund Paperboard’s both mills – in Iggesund, Sweden, and Workington, England - have been awarded the highest rating for sustainability in an evaluation done by the EcoVadis firm of analysts.
The European paper industry takes a positive stance on the European Commission’s Staff Working Document on the review of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy.
Packaging design competition “Better with Less” challenges designers to create more environmentally-friendly solutions
Billions of consumer packages are consumed globally every day, and the amount is growing. The Better with Less – Design Challenge is challenging packaging designers to create ever more environmentally-friendly, functional packaging solutions for everyday goods. The international competition jury includes renowned packaging design experts.
Metsä Board has once again been rewarded a position on the CDP Water A List as well as on the CDP Climate A List.