- Mondi creates sustainable paper-based packaging for Goood, Interquell’s sustainable alternative to organic pet food brands
- By using packaging made from renewable resources, Mondi reduces plastic usage and CO2 footprint with innovative paper-based FlexiBags
- Collaborative approach means Mondi supports Interquell in meeting their sustainability commitments
15 January 2021 – Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is launching two new paper-based bags for German pet food producer Interquell, delivering both consumer convenience and sustainability benefits.
The pet food manufacturer asked Mondi to create two sizes of paper-based packaging bags with a functional plastic barrier for its sustainable premium Goood dog food. The innovative FlexiBags meet Interquell’s goal to reduce the amount of plastic used while ensuring premium product protection and convenient handling for consumers.
Georg Müller, CEO Interquell Petfood, comments: “Sustainability is key for us: we invest heavily in the protection of natural resources and work with as many local materials as possible. We also support environmental initiatives, such as with our partner One Earth – One Ocean, who remove 10kg of plastic from the oceans for every 10kg of dry food we produce. At the same time, it is essential that our products are protected in their packaging so that our high-quality pet food can be transported, stored, and easily served.”
Mondi uses up to 50% renewable resources to produce the re-closable paper-based bags. In addition, the base paper production, film creation and final conversion are all managed in-house by Mondi, resulting in a significant reduction of the carbon footprint of the bags.
Emilio Vidri, Sales Director Europe Consumer Flexibles, Mondi adds: “We pride ourselves on our bespoke solutions and personal working relationships with our customers. Using our EcoSolutions approach, we asked all the right questions from the outset to get the best results for our products, customer and the environment. The Goood FlexiBags are a perfect illustration of our commitment to creating packaging that is sustainable by design, and using paper where possible, plastic where useful. Superior functionality fits the premium brand, maintains the freshness of the product, is easy for the consumer to use and results in reduced food waste.”
The new packaging is now on the shelves at German retailers.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative, packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer- centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of €7.27 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.66 billion.
Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.