Cadbury has conducted what it described as a ‘world-first’ packaging trial in New Zealand.

The paper packaging is made from 100 per cent sustainably sourced paper and is 100 per cent recyclable and was rolled out for the first time in the Cadbury Energy bar and trialled and tested exclusively by New Zealand customers.

The trial tested the durability and effectiveness of the paper packaging in transport plus gathered feedback from consumers who received free samples at Westfield Newmarket, Auckland.

It is the first time the company has used a paper material that doesn’t include laminates, foils or plastics for fully-sealed flow-wrap packaging. Many existing paper-based food wraps have a thin plastic film to protect the product, however the Cadbury Energy paper acts as the barrier to protect food and ensure freshness.

Cara Liebrock, managing director, Mondelez International New Zealand, said: “We are committed to making 100 per cent of our packaging recyclable by 2025. While Cadbury is enjoyed by millions of people around the world, we’re excited to be able to do this innovative trial here in New Zealand.

“Given this is a world-first for us and the material is at the leading edge of packaging innovation, we’re committed to finding innovative solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the planet and this trial is a great example of this,” said Cara.

Alternative packaging materials are just one part of the solution. Mondelez International is working on a range of global and local sustainability initiatives designed to minimise our impact on the planet, including support for companies developing plastic recycling technology and reducing the amount of packaging we use.

More information on the Cadbury paper packaging trial can be found at cadbury.co.nz

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