The transparent glossy polypropylene (PP) packaging has been replaced by the French salad brand with Mondi’s recyclable functional barrier paper for a selection of its pre-washed and ready-to-eat salads
Packaging and paper company Mondi has designed a recyclable functional barrier paper bag for French Group LSDH’s Les Crudettes salad range.
The packaging is a fully integrated solution developed by the company using raw materials from sustainably managed forests.
The transparent glossy polypropylene (PP) packaging has been replaced by the French salad brand with Mondi’s recyclable functional barrier paper for a selection of its pre-washed and ready-to-eat salads.
Designed to replace plastic bags, the new packaging features 95% paper with a functional barrier layer that will help keep the salad fresh for up to 10 days.
The new sustainable packaging, which is verified as recyclable in the waste paper stream in France by the Recycling Authority (Cerec), is expected to eliminate 137 tonnes of plastic per annum.
With lifelike depictions of the salad contents on the front, the flexoprinted bags feature a QR Code that provides information regarding the contents, quality, recycling and refund policy to consumers.
Via its EcoSolutions approach, Mondi has worked with LSDH and its machine supplier Ilapak to make the new packaging fit-for-purpose and run on existing machines.
Mondi speciality kraft paper sales director Paulus Goess said: “We evaluated everything, from sourcing, to machinery, and the recycling process – all while collaborating closely with LSDH to deliver a sustainable solution without compromising on packaging performance.
“A key focus of our Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030) is to develop innovative packaging that keeps materials in circulation and prevents waste. We are proud to see our new circular-driven functional barrier paper being part of the solution.”
LSDH is currently offering newly-packaged salads to customers across France.