Mondi, in partnership with Olympian skateboarder Julia Brückler, has built the first-ever skateboard half pipe from containerboard, the paper used in corrugated packaging, with the aim of demonstrating the strength of the material.

Brückler, who debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, shares her excitement: “This was such a unique experience! It made me realise that we often take paper items used in our day-to-day lives for granted, not thinking about where they’re coming from or how they’re made.

“Discovering the details of paper packaging and how durable and strong the material can be during this project was eye-opening”

Markus Gärtner, CEO Corrugated Packaging at Mondi, adds: “This initiative is about inspiring people to see the value of our containerboard paper grades through a fresh perspective.

“Partnering with Olympian Julia Brückler was a great experience and it embodies our commitment to innovation, excellence and enjoying new challenges! Get in touch with us if you are looking for sustainable packaging solutions or a career full of potential.”

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