Recyclable sausage packs help food firm’s sustainability journey

MONDI has revealed details of its work with Nordic food producer HKScan to provide renewable paper-based packaging for its Falukorv sausage.

HKScan sells over eight million Scan Falukorv sausages every year in Sweden alone. The company is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2025 and a carbon neutral food chain by the end of 2040.

Mondi revealed it utilised its EcoSolutions approach to collaborate with HKScan to provide the right barrier paper without any changes to existing production lines. The new packaging is comprised of renewable materials and is made with paper and bio-based plastic. The paper is sourced, coated and printed in Sweden, and the packaging can be disposed of in the country’s paper recycling streams.

Mondi added that the solution ensures the sausage remains ‘fresh and intact’ in transportation, while the packaging provides ‘excellent print quality for attractive presentation’ on shelves.

Maria Häger, director quality & environment HKScan Sweden, said, “Reducing our environmental footprint is one of our most important priorities at HKScan. The barrier paper from Mondi is a valuable piece of the jigsaw puzzle, enabling us to proudly announce this new, recyclable packaging for our Falukorv sausage, reducing its CO2 impact from the previous solution by 70%.

“This represents a vital step in our sustainability journey and is helping us get closer to achieving our climate targets of achieving a carbon neutral food chain by the end of 2040.”

Jonas Fridberg, business solutions manager, functional paper and films at Mondi, added, “Our aim is always to develop fit-for-purpose packaging that is sustainable by design. Our work with HKScan to facilitate their switch to recyclable and renewable paper packaging for Scan Falukorv 800g is a great example of that. It has led to a significant reduction in carbon impact, with no change in the consumer experience, and that is truly something to be celebrated.”