Mondi Aims To Produce Sustainable Packaging
Mondi Group has played a significant role in Proj- ect Proof, a Pioneer Project facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF).The project has created a proof-of-concept prototype flexible plastic pouch incorporating a minimum of 20 percent post-consum- er plastic waste originating from mixed household waste.The pouch is suitable for packaging household products such as detergent. Project Proof is part of Mondi’s commitment to the Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy Initiative. 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 fur- ther to ensure it can be rolled out as a commercially viable product for its multinational FMCG customers. This will support Mondi’s work as a signatory of the New Plastics Economy Commitment to ensure a min- imum of 25 percent of post-consumer waste is incor- porated across all its flexible plastic packaging where food contact regulations allow by 2025. Paper and Packaging Board To Host State Webinar The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) will hold its annual State of the Campaign webinar on Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18, marking the 4th year of the start of the Paper & Packaging Board – How Life Unfolds national campaign. P+PB’s President, Mary Anne Hansan will discuss the latest campaign impact data, share campaign highlights and give an overview of what’s ahead in 2019. Registered attendees will also be given the opportunity to ask questions about infor- mation not readily available through other channels. More information about the 30- to 45-minute we- binar, as well as registration details can be found at www.paperandpackaging.org . Phoenix Challenge Plans Golf Tournament The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) will host its annual fundraiser to support growing Flexo in Edu- cation — the annual PCF Golf Tournament.This year’s event will be held Wednesday, September 18, at Stone- bridge Golf Club in Monroe, North Carolina. Sponsor- ships and foursomes are available: Platinum, Gold and Silver levels, single hole sponsorships and several other categories are available.All proceeds go directly to sup- porting flexography throughout college, vocational and high school scholarship competitions and programs.
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