Article in ICR: Carbon reduction on paper

Animation video shows significant improvement of environmental footprint of paper sacks

FACT SHEET: Significant improvement of environmental footprint of paper sacks

Carbon Footprint infographic, 2018 figures

Whitepaper for paper carrier bags 2020

POSITION PAPER: Joint reply – EU Consultation on Green Claims

POSITION PAPER: Feedback to the EU Inception Impact Assessment on the initiative “Review of the requirements for packaging and other measures to prevent packaging waste”

Updated ESG Food Contact Guidelines for paper sacks

Video: Shelf life study of paper sacks and plastic sacks – animation video

Article in World Cement about testing of shelf life of cement in paper sacks: Paper versus plastic

Food contact guidelines for the compliance of paper & board materials and articles

Article in World Cement, January 2019: Paper beats plastic

POSITION PAPER: Single Use Plastics Directive – Internal Market for packaging and packaged goods

POSITION PAPER: Industry4Europe coalition launches ambitious campaign: make industry a top European Commission priority

The EU Industrial Policy Strategy was published in 2017, with the goal to make the European industry stronger. Following the publication, a large industry coalition called “Industry4Europe” was formed, gathering some 120 associations, incl CEPI and CITPA. The coalition has launched an ambitious campaign: make industry a top European Commission priority. Among many things, a manifesto to the […]

Infograph: Paper sacks are better for the climate

The carbon footprint of paper cement sacks is 2.5 times smaller than the carbon footprint of form-fill-seal (FFS) polyethylene cement sacks. This is the outcome of a comparative, transparent study by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG), a collaboration between CEPI Eurokraft and EUROSAC. It also […]

VIDEOS: The tear resistance of industrial paper sacks

The following videos are part of a four-part series about the tensile strength of industrial paper bags by German Association GemPSI. Tear resistance of industrial paper sacks Why are paper sacks so strong? How do they become resistant? This video explains the tear resistance which depends on the length and quality of the fibres used and the […]

Article in Packaging Today “Paper perfect”

Created in 1952, EUROSAC is a European Federation headquartered in Paris, rallying the European multiwall paper sack industry. The organisation works closely with CEPI Eurokraft in the ESPACE Programme, and together they provide valuable guidelines and studies, including LCI and Carbon Footprint, Food Contact, and Dust-Free Paper Sacks. Every year, the key players of the […]

Carbon footprint of the European paper sack

For more than 15 years the kraft paper and paper sack industry has run studies to measure its environmental impact, providing the basis for continuous improvement. The latest Carbon Footprint / LCI Study has shown improvements in 4 main categories: Reduction in purchased electricity Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions Optimisation of material use Reduction in […]

POSITION PAPER: Letter to European Commission Vice President Timmermans on Plastics Strategy

The undersigned organisations are writing to express deep concern over the European plastics strategy currently under development. Based on drafts released by the media, we believe the strategy seriously risks: 1) being developed in silos of plastics without a systemic view, 2) failing to respect the principle of technological/material neutrality and having serious unintentional and […]

Handling recommendations for paper sacks

Paper sacks are an efficient, effective and sustainable packaging solution for powdered and loose materials. These characteristics can be further enhanced by the application of best practices when storing, filling and handling sacks. These handling recommendations is intended to help fillers identify aspects of their operations where they may be able to improve practices and […]

POSITION PAPER: Common Industry call to safeguard single market

66 National and EU industries call to safeguard the Internal Market for Packaging and Packaged Goods in the Circular Economy Package The crucial role of the Internal Market legal base of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive The 66 undersigned industry associations share a common concern regarding the potential erosion of the Internal Market legal […]

Article in World Cement “Paper sacks meet high demands”

Catherine Kerninon, EUROSAC, and Elin Floresjö, CEPI Eurokraft, provide an overview on the latest developments in the paper sack and sack kraft paper industry and present the results of recent market research conducted by the Swedish Research & Development Institute Innventia. Download as pdf.

POSITION PAPER: The Paper Packaging Industry’s position and recommendations on the Circular Economy Legislative Package

The paper packaging industry’s position and recommendations on the legislative proposals for amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (PPWD) and Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (WFD) Introduction The Paper Packaging Coordination Group comprises the major European paper and board packaging associations representing the interests of a wide range of packaging products used in transport, […]

Industry Guidelines Dust-free paper sacks

The members of CEPI Eurokraft and EUROSAC have together produced Industry Guidelines for a dust-free paper sack! These Industry Guidelines contain established technical methods on how to obtain a dust-free paper sack after filling with cement or similar building materials. For other types of powdered products, please contact your sack producer for solutions. Download as pdf: English […]

Article in International Cement Review “A bag of tricks”

The packaging of cement needs to meet several conditions. Not only are cement bags required to stand up against the everyday rigours of handling, they also need to protect the contents from deteriorating factors such as moisture ingress and leave as small an environmental footprint as possible when no longer required.

CEPI Eurokraft supports Paper Packaging Coordination Group’s position on the Circular Economy

The Paper Packaging Coordination Group comprises the major European paper and board packaging associations which represent the interests of a wide range of packaging products used in transport, retail and consumer packaging. Paper and board packaging is based on a renewable resource (the forest) and is recyclable. We support the concept of a circular economy […]

Carbon footprint of the European paper sack

Between 2007 and 2012, the European kraft paper and paper sack industry made continued and significant improvements to its carbon footprint. The results presented in the Infograph are based on a study conducted by the Swedish research institute Innventia on behalf of EUROSAC/CEPI Eurokraft. Carbon footprint European paper sack – Infograph

Adding ambition to the Circular Economy Package

The paper value chain’s ideas on how to add ambition to the European Commission’s Circular Economy package in three key messages and tasks within an Infograph: Circular Economy Infograph

Summary Market study

A Market survey highlights advantages of paper sacks for cement fillers! A market research survey was commissioned by The European Paper Sack Research Group, ESG, in order to understand the key influencing and motivating factors behind cement filler preferences that may lead them to switch from paper sack solutions to plastic (ffs) sacks. ESG is […]

ESG Food Contact Guideline Issue 2, November-2013

Sustainable Packaging Solutions with Paper Sack