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Mondi perfects mono-material bacon packaging

04/10/2022 – Packaging / Mondi / Mono-Material / Sustainable / Handl Tyrol / PP / Barrier

Mondi perfects mono-material bacon packaging

Mondi has collaborated with Austrian bacon producer Handl Tyrol to provide a new mono-material polypropylene (PP) high barrier packaging solution for bacon. The eye-catching 'wood effect' film ensures safe vacuum packaging and offers excellent protection to prevent food waste.

A global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, Mondi has helped Austrian food company Handl Tyrol to wrap their bacon in an eye-catching solution that will contribute to a circular economy by keeping materials in circulation.

The mono-material polypropylene (PP) film is recyclable in existing recycling streams for mixed polyolefins and keeps the bacon fresh, providing a ‘second skin’ that seals securely with both a high-barrier top and bottom film. The packaging has been designed to look like a wooden chopping board, providing instant on-shelf appeal and brand recognition.

Eye-catching and award-winning

Working closely with Handl Tyrol, Mondi employed its collaborative EcoSolutions approach to ensure the packaging is best for the manufacturer, product, end user and environment. The mono-material PP packaging was also shortlisted for the Green Packaging Star Award 2022.

“This packaging is certainly eye-catching, while providing excellent product protection,” remarked Daniel Maier, Head of Procurement at Handl Tyrol. “It works within existing recycling guidelines for retailers across Europe and is a great example of more sustainable packaging with no compromises: it still provides the highest level of food protection which of course is always our priority.”

Jan-Mark Wilke, Business Development Manager of Fresh Food for Consumer Flexibles at Mondi noted that 33 per cent of the world’s food is lost or wasted every year – and that this accounts for seven per cent of GHG emissions. “Sustainable packaging can play a vital role in minimising food waste. It reduces the environmental impact of the food industry by preventing food from spoiling before it reaches the table,” they advised. “With our mono-material PP packaging for Handl Tyrol, we have been able to deliver another fresh food packaging solution that protects the product effectively and can be recycled into existing recycling streams for mixed polyolefins. On top of that, it has an impactful design that incorporates the packaging and reflects the consumer use.”

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