Pro Carton rolls out home learning programme for budding environmentalists


Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees is now available online for parents to download

The cardboard industry's association has launched a home learning programme on sustainability.

Pro Carton – otherwise known as the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers – has adapted its Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees (TICCIT) education initiative into an at-home curriculum.

Launched in 2018, TICCIT aims to teach 7 to 11-year-old children about sustainability and renewability, before showing them how to plant a tree sapling inside a biodegradable carton.

Online support materials are now available for free in eight languages for parents, including a programme guide, an editable presentation with pictures and notes, and a colour-in poster template.

Tony Hitchin, General Manager of Pro Carton, said: “Thousands of parents across Europe have suddenly found themselves taking on the role of teacher and so we wanted to support them with ready-to-go resources so they can enjoy this time with their children.

"By presenting the educational programme in a fun and tangible way, we hope TICCIT at Home inspires the next generation and highlights the important role that trees, packaging and recycling play in ensuring the health of our planet as we move towards a circular economy.”

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