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Unilever switches Ingman ice cream to fully renewable packaging material from Stora Enso

Supporting the company’s environmental targets, Unilever Finland is introducing Ingman ice cream in a newly designed 1-liter carton made using Stora Enso’s fully renewable and recyclable packaging board

The penetration of ice cream is as high as 89.6% in Finland, and 1-liter packs remain popular, with more than 11.6 million packs in total sold in 2019. Unilever is one of the biggest players on the market and the owner of the Ingman ice cream, which has been sold in Finland since 1978.

Unilever wanted packaging that could help them meet their target of cutting the company’s environmental footprint by half in 10 years. Fully renewable and recyclable 1-liter cartons made of Performa Cream by Stora Enso with a plant-based PE Green barrier coating help Unilever reduce their use of fossil-based materials and reduce waste.

“Unilever is responding to the needs of consumers who are looking for more eco-friendly solutions and packaging made from fully renewable and recyclable materials,” said Sari Häkli, head of Brand Owner Accounts at Stora Enso’s Packaging Materials division. “Our paperboard with a plant-based barrier provides the same protection, sealability and food safety as a carton with fossil-based barrier. The package can be recycled in Finland’s carton recycling system.”

Paperboard is a climate-friendly packaging material as such and helps companies transform into the circular bioeconomy. Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the carbon remains stored in cartons and secondary products in recycling. The Ingman ice cream cartons have clear recycling instructions to consumers. The board for the new ice cream cartons is FSC Mix labeled, verifying its traceable origin in sustainably managed forests. Stora Enso’s mills producing consumer packaging boards have quality, product safety and environmental management certificates, confirming the use of the best environmental, hygienic and efficient production techniques.

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