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EUROPEAN PAPER BAG DAY
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European Paper Bag Day 2021

Europe

Country of event: Europe (digital)

Date or time period:  18 October 2021

Title of event: How paper bags contribute to a sustainable future

Location/Address: Social Media campaign

Name of initiator/company: BillerudKorsnäs

Description:

Create awareness around paper carrier bags and at the same time celebrate the fourth European Paper Bag Day. During October we will target a wider audience including end-consumers in a social media campaign. The campaign will lead to our website: Paper Bags - BillerudKorsnäs where more information can found about paper bags.

Further information: www.billerudkorsnas.com/packaging-materials/kraft-paper-bags/paper-bags

Europe

Country of event: All over Europe

Date or time period: October 2021

Title of event: I love my Paper Bag

Location/Address: Social Media campaign (FB, IG, IN)

Name of initiator/company: Mondi

Description:  Create awareness around paper carrier bags and their sustainable character, while celebrating the European Paper Bag Day (EPBD) throughout Europe. Several social media posts during October around the EPBD targeting different audiences, including end-consumers. The campaigns will lead to our dedicated site www.paperbagday.eu with more information about paper carrier bags and the European Paper Bag Day.

Further information: www.paperbagday.eu

Italy

Country of event: Italy

Date or time period:  18 October 2021

Title of event: Recycling project "From paper to paper"

Location/Address:  Lentate sul Seveso

Name of initiator/company:  Saccarta

Description: 

Also this year, to celebrate an important anniversary such as the European Paper Bag Day, Saccarta has decided to support its municipality of Lentate sul Seveso through a project on recycling called "From paper to paper". The project, which will involve all schools in the area, both primary and secondary school for a total of about 1 200 students, is aimed at raising awareness from an early age on the importance of recycling and on the differentiation between clean and dirty paper.
This project is a continuation of last year's initiative, in which the municipality of Lentate sul Seveso, in partnership with Saccarta, had distributed to its citizens paper bags depicting the most significant places in the area and containing bins for the collection of used oils. This year, Saccarta continues a cultural and environmental journey, however, focusing on the citizens of tomorrow, with the goal to educate them from an early age to virtuous behaviors in respect of the territory. The paper bag is therefore confirmed as a great ally for environmental protection and a useful tool to deliver messages of respect towards our ecosystem.

Italy

Country of event: Italy

Date or time period: 18 October 2021

Title of event: Sacchettificio Corazza on a Dragon Boat

Location/Address: Canottieri Padova 1909 Italy

Name of initiator/company: Sacchettificio Nazionale G. Corazza Spa

Description: In order to celebrate the 4th European Paper Bag Day, Sacchettificio Nazionale Corazza Italy has organized a “green” event with all the employees outdoor on a dragon boat.  A day dedicated to nature, life and sports in order to highlight the respect of nature, environment and the importance of recycling.

Further information: www.corazzasacks.com – NEWS

Russia

Country of event: Russia

Date or time period: October 2021

Title of event: European Paper Bag Day

Location/Address: Russia

Name of initiator/company: Segezha Group

Description:

  • Short video promoting use of paper bag for vegetables & fruits (in cooperation with Playtronica - to be confirmed) - social media channels + website before – during – after the event
  • Social media campaigns to promote use of paper bags on October 18
  • Guided tour for bloggers / influencers to the Segezha Packaging Russia (production facility) - before the event (preliminary date - October 16)
  • Post-event social media campaigns (October 25-30)

Spain

Country of event: Spain

Date or time period:  18 October 2021

Title of event: European Paper Bag Day

Location/Address: on social media

Name of initiator/company: La Bolsa De Papel

Description:

  • An action on Facebook and Instagram with the publication of a short video.
  • Marketing action to the top 100 Spanish retailers with the publication "De la mano de los consumidores" where we explain the new consumer trends that affect consumer preferences for sustainability.

Spain

Country of event: Navarra, Spain

Date or time period:  18 October 2021

Title of event: European Paper Bag Day

Location/Address:  Smurfit Kappa Paper Mill in Sangüesa, Spain

Name of initiator/company: Smurfit Kappa Sangüesa

Description: Firstly, the activity will take place in a forest nearby the mill in Sangüesa, and further, it will continue inside the paper mill.

  • A tour visit to a pine forest near the mill will be organized to focus on sustainable forest management as a central element of the paper value chain. Local and regional authorities will be invited to the site where cleanning and thinning demostrations will take place.
  • Back to the paper mill, visit of the installations, paper mill process, and the role of paper packaging in a circular bioeconomy.
  • 3,000 paper bags will be distributed to trade associations through our local authorities focusing on renewable, reusable and recyclable products.

 

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Country of event: United Kingdom (Scotland)

Date or time period: Full Month of October

Title of event: European Paper Bag Day

Location/Address: Various local locations around Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh (Scotland)

Name of initiator/company: Smith Anderson Group Ltd

Description:  Smith Anderson will be supporting the 4th #EuropeanPaperBagDay by donating bags to foodbanks and charities within the local community. These will be used to transport meals and fresh products to people in need. We also plan on partnering with a local primary schools and running a competition amongst school pupils. We are excited to see what pupils can come up with when we ask them to reuse and repurpose our bag into the most creative thing they can think of. Finally we will also be running an internal competition within Smith Anderson and providing every member of staff a pack of reusable carrier bags.

Further information: smithanderson.com

Photos and further information from these events can be found on our website towards the end of October.

European Paper Bag Day 2020

Austria

Country of event: Several countries – including Austria, Czech Republic, Finland

Date or time period: 12 October 2020 onwards for approx. 1 month

Title of event: My Paper Bag Movement

Location/Address: digital

Name of initiator/company: Mondi Paper Sales GmbH

Description:  We, at Mondi, are again happy to support the EPBD following the motto “Reusability of paper bags” in 2020 and bringing to life the My Paper Bag Movement.   We are going to kick-off a digital campaign supporting the EPBD, including the launch of Mondi Instagram channel,  influencer collaboration,  a video,  a microsite as information hub about the EPBD  & of course, last but not least, we will create awareness and engagement of our colleagues. A paper bag is a statement for a sustainable lifestyle and also a love mark. If people like their paper bag because they are attracted to their design or the experience they have had with them, they will reuse it. The event is digitally and therefore open to public – everyone can join our movement.
My Paper Bag Movement. Whether you are using yours as a gift or grocery bag, for smart decor or shopping, we would love to see your most creative reuse. Post it on Instagram and Facebook add #EuropeanPaperBagDay  

Further information: paperbagday.eu

Belgium

Country of event:  Belgium

Date or time period: 18 October (whole day)             

Title of event: European Paper Carrier Day                            

Name of initiator/company: Bong

Description: We have asked all our employees through different divisions inside Bong, to participate with our online support for the European Paper Carrier Day. The goal is for everyone to take a Bong paper carrier bag home & to take a creative picture of it. We asked them to focus on situations where they would personally re-use or recycle a paper bag. Showcasing different possibilities of second life purposes. People will post their picture on Sunday 18th of October with the hashtag #EuropeanPaperBagDay & link our Bong social media accounts. We estimate 30-50 people to join in.

Czech Republic

Country of event: Several countries – including Austria, Czech Republic, Finland

Date or time period: 12 October 2020 onwards for approx. 1 month

Title of event: My Paper Bag Movement

Location/Address: digital

Name of initiator/company: Mondi Paper Sales GmbH

Description:  We, at Mondi, are again happy to support the EPBD following the motto “Reusability of paper bags” in 2020 and bringing to life the My Paper Bag Movement.   We are going to kick-off a digital campaign supporting the EPBD, including the launch of Mondi Instagram channel,  influencer collaboration,  a video,  a microsite as information hub about the EPBD  & of course, last but not least, we will create awareness and engagement of our colleagues. A paper bag is a statement for a sustainable lifestyle and also a love mark. If people like their paper bag because they are attracted to their design or the experience they have had with them, they will reuse it. The event is digitally and therefore open to public – everyone can join our movement.
My Paper Bag Movement. Whether you are using yours as a gift or grocery bag, for smart decor or shopping, we would love to see your most creative reuse. Post it on Instagram and Facebook add #EuropeanPaperBagDay  

Further information: paperbagday.eu

Finland

Country of event: Several countries – including Austria, Czech Republic, Finland

Date or time period: 12 October 2020 onwards for approx. 1 month

Title of event: My Paper Bag Movement

Location/Address: digital

Name of initiator/company: Mondi Paper Sales GmbH

Description:  We, at Mondi, are again happy to support the EPBD following the motto “Reusability of paper bags” in 2020 and bringing to life the My Paper Bag Movement.   We are going to kick-off a digital campaign supporting the EPBD, including the launch of Mondi Instagram channel,  influencer collaboration,  a video,  a microsite as information hub about the EPBD  & of course, last but not least, we will create awareness and engagement of our colleagues. A paper bag is a statement for a sustainable lifestyle and also a love mark. If people like their paper bag because they are attracted to their design or the experience they have had with them, they will reuse it. The event is digitally and therefore open to public – everyone can join our movement.
My Paper Bag Movement. Whether you are using yours as a gift or grocery bag, for smart decor or shopping, we would love to see your most creative reuse. Post it on Instagram and Facebook add #EuropeanPaperBagDay  

Further information: paperbagday.eu

France

Country of event: France

Date or time period:  October 2020

Title of event: European Paper bag day – Journée Européenne du sac papier

Location/Address: Thouars, France

Time of event: 18 October to 18 November

Name of initiator/company: CEE SCHISLER Packaging Solutions

Description: Within CEE Schisler Packaging Solutions, we are proud to celebrate the 3rd European Paper Bag Day with our employees and local associations. This annual action day raises awareness of paper carrier bags as a sustainable and efficient packaging option that helps consumers to avoid littering and minimise negative impacts on the environment. This year’s edition will enhance the reusability of paper bags.

Our employees are truly involved in the making of paper bags on a daily basis! This year, the European Paper Bag Day happens to be a Sunday. On October 18th, our “Sunday Team” of dedicated workers will be taking photos of the carrier bags manufacturing, and we will upload their pictures to our website and social media.

In addition, we are happy to renew our annual donation of paper bags to local associations. This year, the donation will benefit 2 very active associations in Thouars, that help the most underprivileged : « Le Secours Populaire » & « Les Restos du Cœur ».
We have chosen to offer reusable 2-ply paper bags, specifically adapted to the transport of frozen and fresh products. Thus, the two associations will be able to donate meals and fresh food products to people in need, without breaking the cold chain. Individuals and families will use these carrier bags to takeaway their food safely, and will keep the paper bags for use and reuse as needed!

Further information: ceeschisler.fr

Italy (1)

Country of event: Italy

Date or time period:  18 October 2020

Title of event: Social Live Event

Location/Address: Web and social media

Time of event::  10 AM – 7 PM

Name of initiator/company:  Gruppo SHOPPING BAGS    

Description: This is the social live event’s schedule:

  • 10.00 AM publication of a message announcing European Paper Bag Day
  • 11.00 AM publication 1° The Paper Bag video “Are paper bags reusable?”
  • 12.00 AM publication of a first message about reuse
  • 02.00 PM publication of a video made by the Italian Association Gruppo Shopping Bags https://www.facebook.com/GruppoShoppingBags/videos/394554928369755/
  • 03.00 PM publication 2° The Paper Bag video “Are paper bags reusable?”
  • 04.00 PM publication of a message explaining what is the European Paper Bag Day
  • 05.00 PM publication 3° The Paper Bag video “Are paper bags reusable?”
  • 06.00 PM publication of a last message about reuse
  • 07.00 PM publication 4° The Paper Bag video “Are paper bags reusable?”

Italy (2)

Country of event: Italy

 

Date or time period: 18 October 2020

Title of event: Environmentally Friendly Paper Bags

Location/Address:

SACCHETTIFICIO NAZIONALE G. CORAZZA SPA

PONTE SAN NICOLO’ (PD) ITALY

Name of initiator/company: SACCHETTIFICIO NAZIONALE G. CORAZZA SPA

Description: 18 October , the 3rd European Paper Bag Day in SACCHETTIFICIO NAZIONALE G. CORAZZA SPA – Italy We are constantly taking care of the environment here in Sacchettificio Nazionale G. Corazza. One company‘s green idea is the product line “Corazza for the Environment”: a range of paper bags used for waste collection. We will give our workers the bags as a gift in order to celebrate the 3rd European Paper Bag Day and promote a policy of protection and respect of the environment.  We will post a photo of the bags in our Instagram profile and ask to all our employees to repost it by using the hashtag #EuropeanPaperBagday. At Sacchettificio Corazza we are getting Green!

Further information: corazzasacks.com; corazzasacks.com/news.aspx?idlico=en

Italy (3)

Country of event: Italy

Date or time period: October 2020

Title of event: Reusable free bags for the collection of the paper to the municipality

Location/Address: Lentate sul Seveso – MB - ITALY

Name of initiator/company: Saccarta Spa

Description: In view of this important anniversary we spoke with the municipality where the Saccarta production site is located. We decided to support the municipality in an ecological initiative that it was already undertaking. In fact, the municipality provides citizens with a drum for the collection of saturated oils (very harmful if disposed incorrectly). On this occasion, the municipality will also provide citizens with paper bags, produced by Saccarta, that citizens will use for the transport of various objects, and finally for the collection of paper. This initiative aims for us to communicate the effective reusability of the paper bag and its strength from an environmental point of view.

Further information: saccarta.it

Official delivery of the Saccarta bags by Marco and Roberto Croso to the Mayor and to the Councilors for culture and the environment of Lentate sul Seveso, in the fourteenth-century Chapel of Saint Stephen.

Spain

Country of event: Spain

Date or time period:  15 October to 31 October

Title of event: LA BOLSA DE PAPEL ES REUTILIZABLE

Location/Address:  Online Marketing campaign in all Spain

Name of initiator/company: LA BOLSA DE PAPEL

Description: Promoting reusabilility of Paper Bags with videos in YouTube and Banners in Google Display

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Country of event: United Kingdom (Scotland) and several countries in Europe

Date or time period: September to October; 18 October

Title of event: Reusable Bag’s European Tour,  Supermarket Giveaway, Company/Departmental Photoshooting

Location/Address: Locally in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and photographically all over Europe

Name of initiator/company: Smith Anderson Group Ltd

Description:  For the 3rd European Paper Bag Day, Smith Anderson will post reusable bags to friends and colleagues across Europe. These bags are going to be photographed in front of European landmarks and participants will be asked to upload their photo to their social media profiles under the #EuropeanPaperBagDay hashtag, in order to take part in the promotion and spread the word. Also, a giveaway of 10k Smith Anderson’s reusable bags is planned for Kirkcaldy city center (within major supermarkets) on the 18th of October. All the material will be uploaded to the Smith Anderson website.

Further information: smithanderson.com

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