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Provisional Agreement on PPWR

 This post is a summary of a press release on 4th March 2024 on  the Council of the European union website regarding the provisional agreement on a regulation concerning packaging and packaging waste i.e. the PPWR. The Council presidency and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a regulation concerning packaging and packaging […]

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

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Europe Green Packaging Innovation Summit 2024

This is the second Europe Green Packaging Innovation Summit and it promises insights and strategies to address the challenges and opportunities shaping the packaging landscape in light of climate change and the EU’s drive to tackle climate change. The website lists the following as the highlights of the Summit: “Towards 2030, European Packaging Policies European […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

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Proposed EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)

In this post, we summarise an article from the PWC website which explains recent developments in proposed EU regulation on packaging and packaging waste. This article was written by Alexis De Meyere, Caroline Schmidt and Lorenzo Costa. In November 2022, the European Commission (EC) unveiled its proposal for a new Regulation on Packaging and Packaging […]

Tuesday, December 19th, 2023

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ProCarton Sustainability Award Winner 2023

In this post, we take a look at the carton which won both the Sustainability award and the Public award at the recent Pro Carton/ ECMA Awards. Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard (ECMA) manufacturers. Every year Pro Carton runs the Carton Excellence Awards, with winners in different categories and an […]

Saturday, December 16th, 2023

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Sustainable Packaging Summit

This is a 2-day summit which promises “to provide a platform for value chain leaders to frankly discuss strategic roadblocks and identify opportunities to align business, regulation and society around a circular, net zero packaging ecosystem.” (Packaging Summit, Earth website). It includes three connected events: -the Sustainable Packaging Summit (with a mission to bring together […]

Friday, October 6th, 2023

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Can organisations keep energy costs manageable while still reducing carbon levels?

In this post, we summarise a report, Finding a Cost-effective Path to Net Zero by Centrica Business Solutions which examines if it is possible for businesses to keep energy costs manageable while still achieving their decarbonisation goals.  Who are Centrica Business Solutions? Extract from Centrica’s the website “We’re supporting the journey to net zero, with energy […]

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

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Re-usable Packaging – better or worse for CO2 levels?

This post is a summary of a very detailed McKinsey article entitled The potential impact of reusable packaging., written by Felix Gruenewald, Jon Haag, Franziska Hornyai, Oskar Lingqvist, and Daniel Nordigården. The primary objective of the McKinsey article is to contribute to the ongoing discourse on packaging choices and sustainability. To achieve this, the authors […]

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

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Carbon Footprint of Carton Packaging

Pro Carton, the European Association of Cartonboard and Carton Manufacturers commissioned a study to calculate the “cradle-to-grave” carbon emissions of carton packaging and compared results to the same study in 2018. The results of this study were published in an executive summary on the ProCarton website. Study Methodology The method applied is in accordance with […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

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Irish Businesses Largely Unprepared to be Carbon Neutral by 2050

An article on businessplus.ie examined the level of preparedness of Irish businesses for Ireland’s 2050 carbon neutral target. The government have set a target for Ireland to be carbon neutral by 2050 and for this to happen, every organisation must play its part and take action by making sustainability a business imperative and a leadership […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

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EU Proposal to Clamp Down on Greenwashing and Early Obsolescence

In a recent article on the Euroactiv website, author Valentina Romano reported on the EU Parliament’s decision on May 11th 2023 to vote in favour of a proposal for a new directive to clamp down on false carbon neutral or “green” claims and also to ban products intentionally designed for early obsolescence. The measures aim […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

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