In 2018, our Fibre Packaging business brought members of the shopping bag industry together to share views and build understanding of the full value chain to help identify risks and opportunities. On 19 April in Prague, we held the first ever European shopping bag summit which was attended by leading shopping bag converters, suppliers, customers, retailers and brand owners. Around 110 industry professionals came together to hear speakers from companies including Curioni Sun, Rewe and Benetton share their views on issues related to shopping bags, ranging from international legislation, sustainability, quality standards for food safety, the future of wood certification systems and the challenges facing the paper industry to meet consumers´ expectations. The key takeaways can be summarised as follows:

  • Today’s shopping bags are high-tech products
  • Sustainability is no longer an option. It is a necessity
  • Demand for certified fibre outstrips supply: sustainable forestry needs more focus
  • More collaboration in the value chain is needed to meet new challenges in the paper bag industry.

 

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