Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has been recognised in this year’s Austrian Green Star Packaging Awards for two recent sustainable packaging innovations developed using its customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions:
PerFORMing - paper-based packaging with special barrier coating to protect cheese slices
Austria’s biggest retailer REWE worked together with Mondi to launch a more sustainable cheese tray for their organic brand Ja! Natürlich. Mondi developed a special kraft paper, Advantage Formable Brown, to replace rigid plastic trays. Its unique stretch characteristics mean it can be formed into a shallow tray enhanced with a special barrier coating.
This PerFORMing technology combines 80% paper, a renewable and recyclable raw material, with a 20% barrier coating.
The adoption of this package allowed REWE to reduce the amount of plastic used by 70% and the carbon footprint by two-thirds.
Fully recyclable thermoforming plastic film for meat
Mondi was able to reinvent packaging for Austrian meat producer Hütthaler. The packaging was designed for recycling while maintaining optimum barrier properties and replacing a previous, less sustainable, packaging.
Together with Hütthaler, we developed a mono-material film solution for thermoforming applications that can be fully recycled, and still provides a barrier to protect food. The new film meets high food standards, preserves shelf life and also helps Hütthaler to save on disposal fees due to its recyclability.
Schuster and Koppitz, on behalf of their teams, expressed how proud they are to win these awards. Both products underscore Mondi’s commitment to developing sustainable solutions that contribute to a better world.
Read more about PerFORMing here: “Mondi’s sustainable paper-based packaging solution for food trays”
Read more about the fully recyclable thermoforming plastic film here: “Mondi partners with meat producer Hütthaler to create new fully recyclable plastic packaging”
Technical details about PerFORMing:
Technical data for the recyclable thermoforming film:
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer- centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of €7.27 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.66 billion.
Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.
About The Green Star Packaging Award
The annual Green Star Packaging Awards recognize environmentally friendly packaging and recycling as well as packaging relevant improvements of operational processes in production, logistics and distribution. The award is given by the magazine Kompack as well as the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology (ofi). All winners of a Green Star Packaging Award may also be nominated for the international WorldStar Packaging Award, which has been presented by the World Packaging Organization (WPO).