Canadian Packaging

Mondi's Terra Bag Wins Sack Of The Year


June 28, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

EUROSAC (European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sack Manufacturers), has presented Vienna, Austria-based Mondi Industrial Bags its 2010 Sack Of The The Year award for its Terra Bag.

Focusing specifically on ‘naturally sustainable’, EUROSAC determined that the Terra Bag not only answered the requirement of a cutting-edge product but also fit the sustainability topic perfectly.

Terra Bag was developed in close collaboration with the French cement producer Ciments Calcia (Italcementi Group), the film extruder Barbier and cereals producer and Mondi customer Limagrain.

“With this project we offer a tangible waste management solution for construction sites and have made sure distributors and building organizations are involved from an early stage onwards” explains David Guglielmetti, head of marketing Ciments Calcia.

Terra Bag is a paper bag (one or more plies) with a biodegradable film for humidity protection. The entire bag is biodegradable and optimized for industrial composting, turning waste into valuable humus. Terra Bag is certified according to EN 13432, a harmonized European standard that defines the ‘requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation’.

Terra Bag is part of the Mondi’s Green Range of products catering to paper and packaging products optimized to save natural resources and reduce waste.

For more information, visit www.mondigroup.com.