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18 October
European Paper Bag Day

European Paper Bag Day

The European Paper Bag Day will take place on 18 October every year. It was launched by “The Paper Bag” platform in 2018. The annual action day aims to raise awareness among consumers about paper carrier bags as sustainable and efficient packaging that contributes to fighting climate change and environmental pollution.

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.



By celebrating the European Paper Bag Day, “The Paper Bag” wants to encourage more people to act responsibly and use, reuse and recycle paper bags. With the ongoing activities, the association wants to open a dialogue with consumers and give them revealing insights about paper packaging. By combining their personal packaging choices with a good choice for the environment, consumers are taking action for a better climate and reducing plastic waste in nature.

How to participate

All communication activities taking place around the action day will be communicated on the social media channels of the “The Paper Bag” under the hashtag #EuropeanPaperBagDay: on the Facebook fan page “Performance powered by nature” and the LinkedIn profiles of EUROSAC and CEPI Eurokraft. Consumers are invited to participate in the discussions, using the hashtag.

Be a part of the European Paper Bag Day and share your ideas with us!

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