NEWS COMMENTARY

Another win for paper in the war on plastic packaging

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February 07, 2020
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by Drishti Masand
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The Australian branch of Mondelez has launched a trial of 100% recyclable paper packaging for its Cadbury chocolate bar. Unlike many existing paper-based food wrappers, the company claims that the material used in this packaging does not contain any laminates, foils, or plastics and is fully recyclable. Without more details, it is hard to predict what technology the paper packaging is using, but the packaging most likely has a coating or additive to enhance the paper for the required moisture and oxygen barrier properties. The commercial progress of this trial should be monitored closely, but clients should recognize that paper is a short-term solution and will simply shift the burden for packaging problems.

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