Mifa AG wins Swiss Packaging Award
Mifa AG and Migros have together won the Swiss Packaging Award 2015 in the category of sustainability. The jury of experts awarded the prize for the innovative spray bottles used in the Migros Plus Oeco Power range.
The award is presented by the Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI), the umbrella organisation of the Swiss packaging industry, in recognition of outstanding achievements in packaging. Mifa AG and Migros developed an innovative and environmentally packaging design for cleaning products in the form of a PET spray bottle for Migros Plus Oeco Power. The bottles are newly produced from 100% recycled PET and enable significant savings in crude oil. “Although plastics are recycled nowadays, they are all too often used for lower quality products (downcycling). Mifa, in contrast, produces its bottles using a closed loop process without downcycling. This is an important step forward for the industry,” says jury president Stefan Jüde, explaining the decision.
The spray bottles are not only environmentally friendly, they are
also a real innovation. As the colour of the recycled PET material can
vary significantly, making the bottle transparent without any
discolouring represented a major challenge for the developers.
By introducing this innovation, we are also contributing to fulfilling one of the key promises of our Generation M sustainability programme. As one of its goals, Migros has pledged to ecologically optimise over 6,000 tonnes of packaging material by 2020. The spray bottles made from recycled PET are an important step towards achieving this target.