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Gen Z prefer reading printed books

The World Economic Forum shared that Generation Z, the group born between 1997 and 2015, has shown a surprising preference for print books over e-books, despite their reputation for being addicted to technology. According to the WEF, McKinsey has reported that book sales in the US and UK have soared in the last two years, and this trend is partly …

Two Sides report: Paper’s environmental perception improves

New Trend Tracker Survey 2023 from Two Sides clearly shows that, whilst paper retains its place as a vital communication and packaging material, misconceptions remain about the environmental impact. The study found 60% of European consumers perceive forests are decreasing in size, improving from 64% in 2021. The truth is, European forests grew between 2005 and 2020 by 58,390km2 – …

Shaping a Sustainable Future: Packaging
Industry Leaders Collaborate on Innovation

On 9 & 10 March Intergraf and FTA Europe co-organized an event called “Shaping the Future with Packaging.” The event brought together almost 120 leaders from Europe’s packaging industry from18 different countries for two days of learning and collaboration. The main focus was on the necessity forinnovation and the role companies play in the supply chain. A key takeaway from …

EU vows to crack down on greenwashing

Intergraf welcomes the European Commission’s proposed Green Claims Directive, which is aimed at preventing greenwashing by requiring companies to substantiate their environmental claims with scientific evidence. The directive requires Member States to verify and certify environmental claims, with penalties applied to companies that infringe the rules. However, micro-companies with fewer than 10 employees or an annual turnover of less than …

EU STRENGTHENS PACKAGING LEGISLATION

The European Commission has published its new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). It bans nonrecyclable packaging from 2030, using design for recycling criteria to measure recyclability. It also provides minimum recycled content targets in plastic packaging, and a harmonised labelling system for packaging disposal. Shaping the Future with Packaging. With this regulation, the European Commission aims to reduce the …

DRAFT EU PACKAGING REGULATION ANNOUNCED

The Commission has presented a proposal to replace the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive with a Regulation, meaning that requirements will be directly applicable to all operators without national interpretation. In a new proposal published on 30 November, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive has turned into a Regulation. This will secure stronger harmonisation across Member States. In addition to …

IT’S ALL ABOUT PACKAGING

There’s a lot going on in the world of packaging. At EU level, the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) has just been published, and there’s much to discuss. Read on for our reaction, or register for our March event. EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation proposal published On 30 November, the Commission presented a proposal to amend the …

NEW EU COMMISSION WORK PROGRAMME FOR 2023

All eyes in Brussels were on the European Commission’s 2023 Work Programme last month. 43 new initiatives, 8 refits, and 116 priority proposals were confirmed, many of which will dictate Intergraf’s work over the coming year. On 18 October, the European Commission adopted its new Work Programme for It is situated against the crises we are facing due to the …