This new packaging has a PP thermoforming top and bottom web, and a PP label instead of a paper label so that the new solution can be recycled in its entirety. The solution has been certified as recyclable by the German institute cyclos-HTP.
Hazeleger has been committed to sustainability for more than two decades and has been certified by several institutions recognising its commitment to operating in a socially responsible way. This commitment to sustainability also meant taking a look at their packaging.
“When we began the search for a new sustainable solution in 2018, our standards were already very high. In order for our cheese to stay fresh, the packaging had to have the same level of barrier protection as the previous film and at a lighter weight. Mondi worked very closely with us to trial and test the best packaging solutions. Ultimately, the lighter film and improved product to packaging ratio meant we could reduce the amount of plastic used by 23%. This makes it possible for us to save 9.2 tons of plastic per year,” says Andre Roeterdink, procurement manager of Hazeleger Kaas.
“Using our customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions, we knew that we could help Hazeleger find the optimal sustainable solution for their cheese. The new mono-material film is recyclable, performs well on their machines and keeps the cheese slices fresh on shelves. This, along with our commitment to quality, made it possible to provide Hazeleger with a sustainable new solution,” explains Peter Jagt, regional sales, Benelux consumer flexibles, Mondi.