Circular Driven Solutions

We are committed to innovative packaging and paper solutions that keep materials in circulation and avoid waste.

Mondi sustainable food packaging in kitchen

Creating sustainable packaging and paper

Consumer demand for sustainable products continues to grow. As a key part of Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030) we are committed to make 100% of our packaging and paper portfolio reusable, recyclable or compostable, with 82% achieved in 2022.  

Our focus lies on innovation to develop new solutions, keep materials in circulation and engage with customers and partners to drive progress at scale. We consider the environmental impacts of our products at each stage of the value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials, to material efficiency, product design and safety and a sustainable end-of-life. 


of our packaging and paper solutions are reusable, recyclable or compostable (based on 2022 revenue)


products assessed in our Product Impact Assessment life cycle tool


invested in R&D in 2022 to drive deeper collaboration across the value chain

2022 circular driven solutions highlights

Insights on our circular driven solutions

Our team unpacks sustainability at Mondi and shares why they are excited about our MAP2030 and the opportunities it provides.

Our solutions commitments, targets and performance

Make our packaging and paper solutions reusable, recyclable and or compostable


100% of our packaging and paper products are reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025

On track

2022 performance

Our business units made progress in the implementation of their circular driven solutions roadmaps. Based on our revenue, 82% of our portfolio of packaging and paper solutions is reusable, recyclable or compostable today (up from 77% in 2021). We continued to collaborate with our customers to deliver more sustainable solutions, for example with the European fashion e-retailer MODIVO on its eCommerce packaging.

We conducted 234 Product Impact Assessments, and 335 Product Carbon Footprints were calculated. We updated our Sustainable Products Criteria our Mondi’s ‘Path to Circularity Scorecard’ criteria (see below) to reflect latest insights and developments in regulatory and industry guidelines. 

We continued to invest in research and development. Mondi announced the opening of a recycling laboratory with focus on fibre-based products and pulp in Austria, as well as a €5 million investment in a new R&D centre in Germany

Avoid waste by keeping materials in circulation

Work with others to eliminate unsustainable packaging

two women researchers in factory

How we define a sustainable end-of-life

Different stakeholders have different lenses to define sustainability and sustainable packaging. At Mondi, we believe that a harmonised approach across the entire product portfolio is key to drive innovation at scale and keep track of the progress. We have developed Mondi’s ‘Path to circularity’ scorecard as a harmonised definition of what it means for a product to be deemed to have a sustainable end-of-life - reusable, recyclable or compostable – across all our product groups.

production worker with paper sheets

Our sustainable design principles

As up to 80% of the impact is determined at the design stage, our Sustainable Product Principles (SPP) capture seven sustainable design fundamentals to guide our product design towards more sustainable paper-based, plastic or hybrid solutions.

Product LCA

Our product life cycle assessment (LCA) tools help our customers understand the environmental impacts of product and packaging solutions.

sustainable food packaging kitschen