WHAT IS EPPA?

The European Paper Packaging Alliance is a non-for-profit food and foodservice packaging association.  Our priorities are to find concrete solutions to increase recycling and to reduce carbon emissions of food and foodservice packaging without compromising food safety and human health protection. EPPA is committed to working with European policymakers to support.

Food packaging

The basic function of food packaging is to protect the food from external factors, such as oxygen, water vapor or even light, so that it can be safely consumed. Packaging also provides consumers with important information, such as nutritional information, origin and safe handling instructions.

Food safety & food hygiene

Food packaging does much more than simply hold a product. It is a critical solution, keeping food safe and fresh, improving food quality, reducing food waste and increasing accessibility.  It also informs, providing nutritional information and telling us how to safely store and prepare the food

Sustainable Forests

Paper and fiber-based packaging is a natural and renewable material.  EPPA members are committed to sourcing it from sustainably managed forests that play an important role in mitigating climate change by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere through reforestation.

Recycling
The European Paper Packaging Alliance’s priorities are to find concrete solutions to increase packaging recycling rate, in line with the new target established by EU Commission, and to reduce carbon emissions of food and foodservice packaging without compromising food safety and human health protection.
News

LCA Study: Results now available

Ramboll’s new European Study: Single-use paper-based packaging in quick service restaurants is better for the environment than reusable tableware

Report Professor McDowell now available!

"Food hygiene challenges in replacing single use food service ware with reusable food service items"

MEMBER DIRECTORY
Metsä Board Corporation
Mayr-Melnhof Cartonboard International GmbH
Reno de Medici Group
WestRock
Seda International Packaging Group S.p.A.
Stora Enso Oyj
Paper Machinery Coorperation
AR Packaging Group AB
CEE Packaging solutions