European Paper Bag Day
18. October- we join the celebrations!
The 18th October is "European Paper Bag Day". This day draws the attention of consumers to the paper bag as a sustainable packaging option. Starkraft celebrates this special day by providing local businesses with paper bread and shopping bags.
This annual event takes place on 18th October, in 2019 for the second time. The day aims to raise awareness of paper carrier bags as a sustainable and efficient packaging option for the future. Consumers should be encouraged to refrain from using hard-to-decay plastic carrier bags and switch to the more environmentally friendly paper bags.
Paper bags are made from long, strong fibers which makes them a very robust shopping companion. To boost sustainability therefore, paper bags can be re-used several times. Paper bags produced in Europe in particular, are made from renewable raw materials, that are produced exclusively from sustainably managed, European forests. In addition, they are biodegradable and compostable in two to five months.
At Starkraft we celebrate the "European Paper Bag Day" by providing all the businesses within the vicinity of Pöls free shopping and bread bags.
The European Paper Bag Day will take place on 18 October every year. It was launched by “The Paper Bag” platform in 2018."The Paper Bag" platform comprises of leading European paper munufacturers and producers of paper bags and is steered by the organisations CEPI Eurokraft and EUROSAC.
In a world facing changing requirements due to globalization, climate change and the scarcity of raw materials, consumers are increasingly adopting sustainable lifestyle choices. Using paper bags is an expression of this modern, responsible lifestyle – it helps to fight climate change and reduce plastic waste in the environment. Taking responsibility for the environment can be that simple – and it is an important cornerstone of preserving our planet for future generations.
For further information visit the paper bag website here.