DS Smith announces agreement with Jonsac for sustainable e-commerce bags

Posted on 10 Apr 2024 by The Manufacturer

DS Smith has announced a supplier agreement with Jonsac, a Swedish company that produces e-commerce bags from FSC®-certified wooden raw materials.

The partnership will see the two companies collaborate to accelerate the transition from plastic to paper bags within the e-commerce marketplace in Europe at scale, and the solutions will be available to customers across all DS Smith markets in Europe.

DS Smith and Jonsac will provide a product range to meet customer requirements while looking ahead at the types of packaging solutions that will be valuable for the ecommerce sector in the future, in line with key market requirements and fast changing consumer trends.

The bags will be 100% fibre-based and recyclable, and DS Smith customers will benefit from the opportunity to order consignments at high-volume in support of their ecommerce activities.

The new agreement between the companies represents an addition to an existing arrangement where Jonsac supply paper bag packaging solutions to DS Smith customers within the Nordics region.

Marc Chiron, Sales, Marketing and Innovation Director, DS Smith: “We are thrilled to be building on our existing relationship with Jonsac. Jonsac is a trusted supplier and the team there share our common plastic reduction goals. We have proven that we can work together in the Nordics, and we are looking forward to extending this offering across Europe. This activity is in line with our commitment to the circular economy.”

Torbjörn Rodhe, CEO (Chief Executive Officer), Jonsac: “We are delighted to be collaborating with DS Smith for the benefit of the current and the next generation of e-commerce customers. They work with a wide range of customers across all sectors, and this collaboration is ideal for our product solutions and offering.”

DS Smith has a companywide purpose of Redefining Packaging for a Changing World, and it’s Now & Next sustainability strategy outlines dedicated sustainability targets in line with a commitment to the Circular Economy.

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