Awards have been given out to recognize EcoVantage’s innovative combination of virgin and recycled fibers in their sustainable and food-safe shopping bags.
In order to complete the cycle, Mondi is recycling the corrugated waste produced by Tesco’s warehouses in order to produce EcoVantage paper.
These awards highlight Mondi’s commitment to developing circularly driven solutions in line with the company’s MAP2030 sustainability targets.
At the Sustainable Packaging News Awards 2022, Mondi, which is a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, was recognized in two categories: the circular economy category and the overall category.
The awards, which are presented by the magazine Sustainable Packaging News, recognize environmentally friendly and innovative solutions for recycling and packaging, as well as improvements in packaging-related operational processes such as production, logistics, and distribution.
The shopping bags sold by Tesco, which are made out of EcoVantage paper that was manufactured at Mondi’s tt mill in the Czech Republic, are an example of how manufacturers and retailers can work together to develop circular systems and convert waste into a valuable resource. The EcoVantage paper from Mondi combines the advantages of a fresh fibre top layer in terms of its strength, printability, and appearance with the advantages of a recycled fibre inner layer in terms of its sustainability.
Paper made from recycled materials is used for Tesco shopping bags.
The goal of the partnership between Mondi and the retailer is to complete the cycle by coordinating efforts across the entire supply chain. As part of the partnership, Mondi will recycle the waste corrugated paper packaging that is produced at Tesco and convert it into EcoVantage paper. The customers of Tesco Central Europe use the shopping bags that are produced by Mondi’s converting network after they have finished their shopping. Through this partnership, Tesco is able to work toward its goal of achieving net zero emissions by using a shopping bag that is both recyclable and effective.
Our objective is to develop a grade of recycled paper that is not only environmentally friendly but also durable enough to fulfill the requirements of shopping bags used in food and non-food retail settings. The fact that we have been honored with two awards demonstrates that we are heading in the right direction thanks to the extensive collaboration that we have had with our client Tesco.
Mr. Jiri Ransdorf is the Manager of Technical Sales and Service for Mondi tt.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and films, to developing and manufacturing sustainable consumer and industrial packaging solutions using paper where possible, plastic when useful. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy, with our ambitious commitments to 2030 focused on circular driven solutions, created by empowered people, taking action on climate.
In 2021, Mondi had revenues of €7.0 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.2 billion from continuing operations, and employed 21,000 people worldwide. Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), where the Group is a FTSE100 constituent, and also has a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP).
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