Food Contact Guidelines for the Compliance of Paper & Board Materials and Articles

Paper packaging that is intended for food contact applications is governed by the “Framework Regulation” (1935/2004). While some other sectors have material specific EU legislation, and national legislation for paper exists in some countries, none such exists across the EU. In the absence of specific legislation, the paper & board industry has worked to voluntary […]

Claire Perry Urged to Bring Forward Plans to Reduce Risk of Gas Shortages and Energy Price Spikes

The Gas Security Group (GSG) has written to Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy at BEIS, calling on the Government to publish the findings of its current gas security review and make specific recommendations to reduce the threat of gas shortages and price spikes. The GSG is asking Government to make specific policy recommendations to […]

Weight of the World Rests on our Shoulders on Global Recycling Day

Sustainable packaging campaign Beyond the Box has created a corrugated cardboard sculpture depicting Ancient Greek figure, Atlas, and his fabled globe, to mark Global Recycling Day 2019 (Monday 18th March). Crafted from 420 layers of double flute corrugated cardboard, the impressive seven-foot, 80kg sculpture took 175 pain-staking hours to create. It was unveiled in central […]

Design for the Future: New Guidelines Support Paper-based Packaging

New recycling guidelines that will help retailers and brands specify and design packaging that can be reprocessed effectively in paper mills have been launched by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), in conjunction with WRAP. These guidelines have been developed after broad consultation with the packaging supply chain and are intended to give clarity for […]

Supermarket Trial of US-style Paper Bags

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) welcomes the move by Morrisons supermarket to trial large paper bags that can be reused by shoppers and which are fully recyclable. Whilst CPI understands that the trial is in just eight stores and that consumers will be charged 20p per paper bag, it will be interesting to see […]

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