Circular economy

Creating flexible packaging from post-consumer recycled plastic

Project Proof is a Pioneer Project facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). The project has created a proof-of-concept flexible plastic pouch prototype incorporating a minimum of 20% post-consumer plastic waste originating from mixed household waste. The pouch is suitable for packaging household products such as detergent. The Project was led by the Mondi Group, a global leader in packaging and paper. It is focused on designing products in line with circular economy principles and has shown that it is possible to use unclean and raw post-consumer recycled content to create new flexible packaging. Mondi will now develop the prototype further to ensure it can be rolled out as a commercially viable product for its multinational FMCG customers.

Mondi Group, A-1030 Vienna, www.mondigroup.com