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Leading Italian supermarket chain Todis introduces reusable and recyclable Paptic bags in its 200 stores

By Paptic Ltd.   


(Espoo, June 6, 2023) The novel type of carrier bag made of Paptic material has been available in more than 200 Todis supermarkets since April 2023. The bags introduce a unique combination of reusability and recyclability.

“The bags made of Paptic material are a new, sustainable addition to our bag offering to our customers to pack their shopping in. Until now, we have been trying to find the perfect material to meet our needs for a reusable and recyclable bag. First, we planned to use a traditional paper bag, but because we also sell refrigerated food, we need a material that would not break when in contact with wet and frozen products. Therefore, the moisture-resistant Paptic material is a perfect choice for our purpose,” says Chiara Zaccardini, responsible for home and personal care and consumables at Todis, Iges S.r.l. UNIPERSONALE.

“We are incredibly excited about the cooperation with Todis. Paptic materials’ unique properties, such as flexibility, tear, and moisture resistance, come into their own rights in carrier bags. The flexibility and strength properties of the material allow the bags to be reused multiple times, as they are easy to fold to fit into your pocket”, says Diego Caviola, Business Development at Paptic Ltd. With Paptic materials, you can choose lower grammages for carrier bags which means improved resource efficiency in comparison with traditional kraft paper. In this case, in the new bag made of Paptic, 20 per cent less raw material was used than in a common paper bag.

“When two like-minded and sustainability-driven companies collaborate, the process is very goal-driven and straightforward. As our material is a drop-in solution, numerous trial rounds were not needed,” says Diego Caviola from Paptic. “Paptic is a company that makes efforts to guarantee circular economy and thus perfectly suits to be our partner,” adds Chiara Zaccardini from Todis.


The wood-fibre-based Paptic material replaces plastics in packaging without compromising on functionalities

Paptic is a wood-fibre-based material to replace plastics in packaging. The lightweight and heat-sealable material is soft yet durable, and with excellent puncture- and tear-resistance properties. These unique properties allow you to choose a lighter square mass for your packaging.

Paptic material is a combination of sustainability and functionality. The distinctive touch and feel of the material give the packaging, e.g., carrier bags, e-commerce mailers, and flexible packaging, a high-quality finish. Only wood fibres sourced from sustainably managed forests are used in the production, and the material is FSC®-certified. “After use, packaging made of Paptic can be easily recycled with paper packaging and carton boards. In Europe, the recycling rate is 82 per cent, which is significantly higher compared to the recycling rate of plastics, which ranges between 10 and 30 per cent. After recycling, the fibres from Paptic material are used as a raw material to new fibre-based packaging solutions over multiple life cycles,” says Katja Jokiaho, Chief Sales Officer, Paptic Ltd.

Paptic Ltd. is a high-growth company established in 2015 with headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company has developed Paptic®, a fibre-based and recyclable material to replace plastics and other conventional materials in packaging. The material has been available on an industrial scale since 2018. Today, Paptic is a company with 35 professionals, and Paptic® materials are delivered to over 50 countries.


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