The Paper Bag initiates first European Paper Bag Day
Paper carrier bags are strong and reliable shopping companions for all occasions. They carry almost anything up to 12 kg – whether food, fashion, luxury or decorative items and electronics. Due to the bags’ strength, the contents are optimally protected – and they can be reused several times. Paper bags also have convincing environmental benefits. They are made from renewable raw materials, are recyclable and biodegradable. “By celebrating the European Paper Bag Day, we want to highlight the benefits of paper bags and invite consumers to combine their packaging choices with a good conscience for the environment,” explains Elin Gordon, Secretary General of CEPI Eurokraft. “With our activities, we want to start a dialogue with consumers about paper packaging and give them revealing facts and create impulses for taking action to fight climate change and environmental pollution.”
Paper Bags foster a sustainable future
In Europe, the cellulose fibre that is used as raw material to produce paper bags is bio-based and drawn from sustainably managed European forest areas. Forests provide an important contribution to fighting climate change: The average annual sequestration of carbon in European forest biomass reaches 719 million tonnes of CO2 (1). This offsets the total fossil CO2 emissions generated annually by a country like Germany (2). The paper bags’ long fibres also make them a good source for recycling. On average, the fibres are reused 3.5 times in Europe (3). Recycling paper means reducing emissions and is a further contribution to climate protection. Moreover, if a paper bag ends up in the environment or in sea by mistake, it degrades in a short period of time and does not harm any sea life. “In a world facing changing requirements due to globalisation, climate change and a scarcity of raw materials, a growing number of consumers engage in living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle,” says Gordon. “Using paper bags is an expression of this modern lifestyle that helps in fighting climate change and reducing plastic waste in our environment. With the European Paper Bag Day, we want to convince more people to act responsibly and use, reuse and recycle paper bags. Taking responsibility for the environment can be that simple.”
How to participate
All communications activities taking place around the action day will be communicated on the social media channels of the “The Paper Bag” under the hashtag #EuropeanPaperBagDay: on the Facebook fan page “Performance powered by nature” and the LinkedIn profiles of EUROSAC and CEPI Eurokraft. Consumers are invited to participate in the discussions, using the hashtag.
The “The Paper Bag” platform was founded in 2017 by the leading European kraft paper manufacturers and producers of paper bags. They dedicate themselves to promoting the advantages of paper packaging. “The Paper Bag” is steered by the organisations CEPI Eurokraft and EUROSAC.
(1) “State of Europe’s Forests 2015”, FOREST EUROPE, 2015
(2) According to Clean Energy Wire’s fact sheet “Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets, 2016”, Germany produces 9.2 tonnes of CO2 emissions per person per year (including energy industries, manufacturing industries and construction, transport, households, agriculture and waste). With 80 million inhabitants, the annual CO2 emissions amount to 736 million tonnes.
CEPI Eurokraft is the European Association for Producers of Sack Kraft Paper for the Paper Sack Industry and Kraft Paper for the Packaging Industry. It has eleven member companies representing a volume of 3.0 million tonnes of paper produced in twelve countries. www.cepi-eurokraft.org
EUROSAC is the European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sack Manufacturers. The federation represents over 75% of European paper sack manufacturers. Its members operate in 20 different countries. They produce more than 5 billion paper sacks per year, representing 650,000 tonnes of paper converted in 60 plants. Sack manufacturers from all continents and bag manufacturers also contribute to the federation as corresponding members, and more than 20 suppliers (paper, film, machine or glue manufacturers) are registered as associate members. www.eurosac.org
Vital Relations GmbH
Ein Unternehmen der Vendus
Mörsenbroicher Weg 200
Tel. +49 2 11 / 51 60 45 - 272
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release The Paper Bag initiates first European Paper Bag Day here
News-ID: 1309957 • Views: 1176
More Releases from CEPI Eurokraft / EUROSAC
Sustainable forest management -a central element in the value chain of paper bag …
Stockholm/Paris, 6 April 2020. In times of rising concerns about climate change and environmental pollution, consumers are increasingly changingtheir behaviour and makingmore environmentally friendly choices. Consequently, sustainable products and alternative packaging materials are gainingmomentum. Made from
More Releases for Paper
Global Kraft Paper Market
Global Kraft Paper Market Report provide definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world's main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis. This report is by Material,
Pulp & Paper Enzymes Market
APAC pulp & paper enzymes market will witness gains over 6.5% by 2024. Increasing enzymes adoption in manufacturing facilities due to its enhanced benefits will stimulate the regional demand. Easy availability of resources and labor coupled with environment regulations on industrial wastages are driving the industry, as the product reduce pollutants in waste water. Request for a sample of this research report @ https://www.gminsights.com/request-sample/detail/1995 Global pulp & paper enzymes industry share
Paper Bags Packaging Market
Global Paper Bags Packaging Market Insights, Forecast To 2025 provides a unique tool for evaluating the Market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date Marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. It provides information on trends and developments, and focuses on Markets and materials, capacities and technologies, and on the
Disposable Paper Cup Market
Marketinsightsreports adds “Global Disposable Paper Cup Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023” new report to its research database that gives a top to bottom investigation of the market as far as income and developing business sector patterns. The abstract includes business overview, product offering, revenue share, strategies, and service offering of the dominant players. This report covers several key areas in the Disposable Paper Cup market. Global
Global Greaseproof Paper Market 2017 - Krpa Paper, Nordic Paper, Vicat Group, Di …
This report studies the Greaseproof Paper market, Greaseproof paper is paper that is impermeable to oil or grease and is normally used in cooking or food packaging. Normally greaseproof paper is produced by refining the paper stock and thus create a sheet with very low porosity. Scope of the Report: This report focuses on the Greaseproof Paper in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and
Global Wheat Straw Pulp Market 2017- Yinge Paper, Xinya Paper Group, Baiyun Pape …
The Global Wheat Straw Pulp Market 2017 examines the performance of the Wheat Straw Pulp market. It encloses an in-depth judgment of the Wheat Straw Pulp market state and the competitive landscape globally. This report analyzes the potential of Wheat Straw Pulp market in the present and the future prospects from various angles in detail. The Global Wheat Straw Pulp Market 2017 report includes Wheat Straw Pulp industry volume, market Share,