The mono-material polypropylene (PP) film keeps the bacon fresh by acting as a second skin and is recyclable in existing recycling processes for mixed polyolefins
UK-based packaging and paper firm Mondi has partnered with Austrian food company Handl Tyrol to wrap their bacon in a new mono-material polypropylene (PP) high barrier packaging solution.
The packaging firm said the new solution will help to achieve a circular economy by keeping materials in circulation.
The mono-material polypropylene (PP) film keeps the bacon fresh by acting as a “second skin” that closes tightly with both a high-barrier top and bottom film, said Mondi.
The solution is said to be recyclable in existing recycling processes for mixed polyolefins.
The packaging’s resemblance to a wooden cutting board increases its immediate shelf appeal and brand identification. The ‘wood-effect’ film also enables safe vacuum packaging and protection to prevent food waste.
Mondi used its collaborative EcoSolutions method in close collaboration with Handl Tyrol to make the packaging ideal for the producer, product, end user, and environment.
The mono-material PP packaging solution was also shortlisted for the Green Packaging Star Award 2022 as well, said the packaging firm.
Mondi Fresh Food for Consumer Flexibles business development manager Jan-Mark Wilke said: “33% of the world’s food is lost or wasted every year – and this accounts for 7% 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.
“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.”
Earlier this month, the packaging firm launched Hug&Hold, a compostable, paper-based solution to replace plastic shrink wrap for PET bottle bundle packs.