Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, announced it is launching two new paper-based bags for German pet food producer Interquell, delivering both consumer convenience and sustainability benefits. Mondi created two sizes of paper-based packaging bags with a functional plastic barrier for Interquell’s premium Goood dog food. The innovative FlexiBags are said to meet the pet food manufacturer’s goal to reduce the amount of plastic used while ensuring premium product protection and convenient handling for consumers.
“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,” said Georg Müller, CEO Interquell Petfood.
Mondi uses up to 50 percent 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 the company, resulting in a significant reduction of the carbon footprint of the bags, as per the statement.
“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,” said Emilio Vidri, Sales Director Europe Consumer Flexibles, Mondi.