Markus Gärtner, CEO Mondi Corrugated Packaging, is proud to be taking part in the forestation event and explains: “As wood is one of our primary raw materials, access to sustainable and responsibly managed sources is important to our business. In addition, using paper bags – a renewable and 100% recyclable solution – helps to mitigate climate change. With this campaign, we want to motivate more people to demonstrate environmental responsibility in their packaging choices by using, reusing and recycling paper bags.”
Kennert Johansson, Acting Secretary General of CEPI Eurokraft, states: “By celebrating European Paper Bag Day 2019, we want to raise awareness of the advantages of paper carrier bags as a sustainable packaging solution that contributes to the reduction of environmental pollution. Paper bags are made from wood, a natural and ever-growing resource. Thanks to the continuous replanting of trees, Europe has had a positive net change in forest area during the last 25 years. During this period, the forest area has increased by 17.5 million hectares. This corresponds to almost half of the area of Italy."
More info: www.paperbagday.eu.
Everybody is invited to join in with their own activities, using the hashtag #EuropeanPaperBagDay