Producing a recyclable salad bag from paper
French salad company Groupe LSDH had been looking to reduce the amount of plastic that it used packaging and to find a solution to this problem turned to Mondi. The packaging company was able to increase the salad producer’s sustainability by introducing its first paper salad bag to the Les Crudettes range. The swap to a paper bag is set to save over 130 tonnes of plastic each year.
Designed using Mondi’s EcoSolutions approach, the bag is 95% paper, which means that it is wholly recyclable. It has a special barrier layer that has been designed to keep the salads inside fresh for up to 10 days, which is exactly the same time as previous plastic bags.
The packages are flexoprinted, displaying graphics to grab the attention of potential buyers but also featuring a QR code that can be used to access relevant consumer information. They can be packaged using the existing machines already in place so that Groupe LSDH doesn’t need to make expensive and unsustainable purchases of new machinery.
“This is just the first step in the sustainability journey of our ready-to-eat salad range. The results are exciting — the packaging is created on existing machines, it looks great on-shelf, is resistant to humidity and supports our sustainability goals,” said Géraldine Collet, Marketing and Innovation Director, Les Crudettes/Groupe LSDH.
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