Mondi, German sustainable packaging and paper specialist has received recyclability certification from Institute cyclos-HTP for its BarrierPack Recyclable all-polyethylene film.
BarrierPack is a lightweight mono-material offering more sustainable packaging option for diverse applications ranging from stand-up pouches for dishwasher tablets to resealable pouches for organic dog food. It is currently used by Dutch pet food producer Yarrah and UK supermarket chain Tesco.
Institute cyclos–HTP GmbH, the Institute for Recyclability and Product Responsibility, independently tested the material and issued a certificate, rating it as 95% recyclable in those areas where a suitable recycling infrastructure is in place.
Mondi recently partnered with Yarrah Organic Petfood to develop more sustainable packaging for its certified organic pet food brands. The company wanted to introduce a fully recyclable pouch to replace a multilayer laminate packaging, which was difficult to recycle.
‘At Yarrah we are committed to make a change for the better, for pets, for the people we work with, and for our planet,’ said Bas van Tongeren, CEO of Yarrah. ‘We continuously investigate how we can improve what we do, and our plastic packaging has been on our wish list for a long time. With this alternative from Mondi, we make another step in reducing our carbon footprint. And we will not stop here.’
‘We believe that there is no single route towards sustainability. With our customer-centric approach EcoSolutions, we collaborate closely with our partners to create bespoke solutions ensuring that our customers can deliver on their sustainability commitments. We ask our customers about the needs of their business, the product and our planet, and BarrierPack Recyclable is one of these solutions that came out of asking the right questions,’ said Graeme Smith, head of Product Sustainability, Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials at Mondi.