In 2019 Mondi, in partnership with Werner & Mertz will introduce a new, patented innovation: A 100 percent recyclable pouch with detachable decorative panels that will replace the conventional flexible packaging for Frosch products.
The pouch is made out of polyethylene and is free of glue or adhesive. The spout and cap are also made of polyethylene ñ which means the recycled material will be equivalent in quality to the original material.
“Our collaboration with Werner & Mertz shows, in the best possible way, how challenges can become solutions.” said Jens Kösters, Manager Technical Services, Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging, “We worked our way through an ‘innovation funnel’ – testing different materials until we arrived at a designed-for-recycling concept that convinced everyone at each point of the value chain. Furthermore, the concept offers clear benefits related to sealing strength and maximum filling volume.”
The pioneering design overcomes many shortcomings of the recycling process and is the result of a joint effort Werner & Mertz, Mondi, EPEA Switzerland (Cradle to Cradle™ ), Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland and Institut cyclos-HTP.