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Howling success: Wolf of Wilderness introduces recyclable packaging

Packaging Solutions

Mondi is supplying a sustainable mono material, recyclable packaging for zooplus, a leading European pet food online retailer. The sustainable packaging is used for a new dry dog food product line for its own top brand ‘Wolf of Wilderness’.

Mondi is supplying zooplus with a pre-made FlexiBag Recyclable and BarrierPack Recyclable form fill and seal (FFS) reel material, which are both certified recyclable by the Institute cyclos HTP, which specialises in the classification, assessment and certification of recyclability of packaging.

In order to meet growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging, zooplus is using the new material for ‘Wolf of Wilderness’, its flagship brand.

While seeking greater recyclability for its packaging, the online retailer was not willing to compromise on any performance properties, including barrier protection, or aesthetics. Mondi’s materials provide all the necessary barrier properties to protect against the unwanted transmission of moisture, oxygen and odours with a high premium look and feel.

Mondi’s expertise made it possible to maintain the desired aesthetics on the packaging, so that the previously metallised highlights on the label and in the eyes of the wolf are also recyclable.

‘The success of ‘Wolf of Wilderness’ shows that we have our finger on the pulse for species appropriate, convenient and high quality food that dogs love. That is why Mera Tiernahrung, who has been contributing to our success for years, manufactures the dog food. As a consequence, we only considered a sustainable and high quality solution to package the new flavours,’ said Dominik Mayer, senior product manager for ‘Wolf of Wilderness’ at zooplus.

‘Mondi leverages its customer centric EcoSolutions approach to create sustainable packaging by design without compromising on quality. By applying our extensive materials’ knowledge we were able to replicate the look without the use of any metallic substances to produce recyclable packaging,’ said Thomas Kahl, project manager EcoSolutions for Mondi.

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