Mondi Partners With SalzburgMilch and SPAR to Reduce Plastic Waste From Food Packaging

Leading packaging and paper manufacturer, Mondi, is launching a fully recyclable 80 percent paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese.

Mondi has launched its innovative PerFORMing removable in partnership with SalzburgMilch for the brand SalzburgMilch Premium and the premium own-brand SPAR Natur*pur organic cheese slices. The shallow paper tray reportedly combines the recyclability of paper with the essential barrier properties of a thin plastic coating to keep food fresh and avoid waste.

Mondi released its original PerFORMing range in 2019 and has continued to work hard to make it even more sustainable. The updated product reportedly consists of paper and fully removable plastic which could be separated from the paper tray allowing for 100 percent paper recycling across Europe.

The product is made locally in Austria, meaning transportation is kept to a minimum and the overall carbon footprint is reduced. The base paper for the tray is Advantage Formable made predominantly from locally sourced wood and produced by Mondi Frantschach, while the trays are processed and coated by Mondi Zeltweg, both located in Austria.

PerFORMing removable is part of Mondi’s EcoSolutions approach to find the most sustainable and fit for purpose packaging for its customers with a focus on replacing, reducing, and recycling. SalzburgMilch and SPAR are using Mondi’s product for their 175g packets of sliced cheese, which are available in SPAR stores across Austria.

“Food waste is a global issue and we want to play our part to ensure our packaging is Sustainable by Design and addresses the issue of food loss. As both components can easily be separated and the paper fully recycled across Europe, this is a big step for us with waste streams differing vastly across regions,” said Marko Schuster, COO, Mondi Functional Paper & Films.

For more information, visit www.mondigroup.com.

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