categories at the Sustainable Packaging News Awards 2022 – circular economy
The Tesco shopping bags, made from EcoVantage paper produced at Mondi’s Štětí mill in the Czech Republic, shows how suppliers can work with retailers to develop circular systems and turn waste back into a valuable resource. Mondi’s EcoVantage paper combines the strength, printability and appearance of a fresh fiber top layer with the sustainability advantages of a recycled fiber inner layer.
The company’s collaboration with the retailer aims to close the loop by working across the entire supply chain. As part of the partnership, it recycled corrugated packaging waste generated at Tesco and turned it into EcoVantage paper. The converting network then produces the shopping bags, which Tesco Central Europe customers use for their shopping. This partnership helps Tesco work towards its net zero emissions target using a recyclable and high-performing shopping bag.
Jiri Ransdorf, technical sales Service manager, Mondi Štětí said “Our aim is to create not only a recycled paper grade, but also one that is strong enough to meet the demands of shopping bags for food and non-food applications. Thanks to extensive collaboration with our customer Tesco, being honored with two awards shows that we are moving in the right direction.”