Mondi, a global enterprise 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, chief executive officer 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 10 kilogram of plastic from the oceans for every 10 kilogram 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.