Mondi scores recycled paper at Sustainable Packaging News awards and further contributes to a circular economy

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  • 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 driven solutions in line with its MAP2030 sustainability targets

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, 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, 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 the strength, printability and appearance of a fresh fibre top layer 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, which 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.

''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.'' - Jiri Ransdorf, Technical Sales Service Manager, Mondi Štětí

About Mondi

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).

Source: Mondi