Mondi donates 60 tonnes of paper for ‘Ö3-Wundertüte’Publication Date:
15 November 2016
Each Christmas Advent season, Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, supports the ‘Ö3-Wundertüte’ charitable campaign by making a large donation of paper. This year Mondi has donated 60 tonnes of its super strong Advantage Smooth White speciality kraft paper, which is used to make 5.5 million mobile phone donation bags. During the week of 14 November, all households across Austria will receive an ‘Ö3-Wundertüte’ in their post boxes.
The ‘Ö3-Wundertüte’ campaign encourages people to donate old or unused mobile phones by mailing them at no cost in the free Wundertüte bags. For each phone collected, money is donated to two important charitable organisations in Austria: Licht ins Dunkel and Caritas. Last year around 388,000 mobile phones were collected, raising a total of €582,000 for the charities.
The right paper is essential for the ‘Ö3-Wundertüte’. Mondi’s Advantage Smooth White is a speciality kraft paper that combines excellent stiffness with attractive printing and branding. It gives the Wundertüte an optimal appearance and protects the mobile phones during transport. It is also a more environmentally friendly alternative to other containers without sacrificing strength.
Angelika Simma, Head of Communication, Caritas Austria, said, “We were really impressed by how strong Mondi’s speciality kraft paper is and how well it supports this cause of collecting mobile phone donations by post.”
Mondi also supports the campaign by collecting around 400 mobile phones at its Austrian sites each year. Albert Klinkhammer, Marketing and Communication Director, Mondi Europe & International, says, “Mondi has been an important sponsor of the ‘Ö3-Wundertüte’ campaign every year since 2010. Our company is happy to be able to support this wonderful charitable campaign – both by providing the paper for the Wundertüte and by donating our own old phones.”
The 60 tonnes of donated Mondi paper is enough to cover 100 football fields!
If rolled out, the donated Mondi paper could stretch the distance from Vienna to London!
Albert Klinkhammer, Marketing and Communication Director
Tel: +43 (1) 79013 – 4056
Fax: +43 (1) 79013 948
Dajana Scherr, Junior Communications Manager
Tel: +43 (1) 79013 - 4788
Fax: +43 (1) 79013 948
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