SOURCE: Tetra PakDESCRIPTION:
We strongly believe that the most effective way to ensure a sustainable future for the packaging industry is to increase our use of renewable resources. Our ambition is to develop a package made entirely from renewable materials; compared with today, when renewable material accounts for around 70% of a carton, averaged across our entire portfolio.
Tetra Pak has continued to lead the industry towards fully renewable packages. In 2013, 1.1 billion packages were delivered to customers featuring bio-based caps, nearly doubling the number sold in 2012. By using bio-based caps derived from sugar cane, we increase the renewable content of our packages and reduce the environmental footprint.
In 2013, we took major steps forward with the global release of the bio-based LightCap™ 30, made from highdensity polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugar cane. The Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE was our first customer in Europe to use bio-based caps. And in March 2014, we launched the world’s first bio-based opening for gable-top packages, also made from HDPE.
The bio-based version of TwistCap OSO 34 increases the proportion of renewable material in a one-litre Tetra Rex carton by 4% to a total of 84%.
ABOUT TETRA PAK
Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com
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