Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, was recognized in two categories at the Sustainable Packaging News Awards 2022 for the circular economy and the overall category.
The awards, presented by Sustainable Packaging News magazine, recognize environmentally friendly and innovative packaging and recycling solutions as well as packaging-related improvements in operational processes such as production, logistics, and distribution.
The Tesco shopping bags, made from EcoVantage paper produced at Mondi’s Štětí mill in the Czech Republic, shows how suppliers can work with retailers to develop circular systems and turn waste back into a valuable resource. Mondi’s EcoVantage paper combines the strength, printability, and appearance of a fresh fiber top layer with the sustainability advantages of a recycled fiber inner layer.
Mondi's collaboration with the retailer aims to close the loop by working across the entire supply chain. As part of the partnership, Mondi recycles corrugated packaging waste generated at Tesco and turns it into EcoVantage paper. Mondi's converting network then produces the shopping bags, that Tesco Central Europe customers use for their shopping. This partnership helps Tesco work towards its net zero emissions target using a recyclable and high-performing shopping bag.
Jiri Ransdorf, technical sales service manager, Mondi Štětí, says, “Our aim is to create not only a recycled paper grad but also one that is strong enough to meet the demands of shopping bags for food and non-food applications. Thanks to extensive collaboration with our customer Tesco, being honored with two awards shows that we are moving in the right direction.”