- Awards recognise EcoVantage that combines fresh and recycled fibres for sustainable and food-compliant shopping bags.
- Mondi is closing the loop by recycling Tesco’s warehouse corrugated waste to create EcoVantage paper.
- Awards highlight Mondi’s commitment to creating circular solutions aligned with its MAP2030 sustainability targets.
Mondi (LON:MNDI), a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, recognised 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, recognise 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 a fresh fibre top layer’s strength, printability, and appearance with the sustainability advantages of a recycled fibre 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 achieve its net zero emissions target using a recyclable, high-performing shopping bag.
Jiri Ransdorf, Technical Sales Service Manager, Mondi Štětí, says: “Our aim is to create not only a recycled paper grade 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 honoured with two awards shows that we are moving in the right direction.”