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Tetra Recart
Food Packaging Re-imagined

Sustainable packaging design no longer a "nice-to-have”

The environmental impact and sustainability credentials of food and drink packaging are now firmly at the front of consumers’ minds. This interest has progressed from a focus on the end-of-life of a package – over 80% of consumers are now actively recycling waste – to an increasing appreciation of the beginning-of-life, with food manufactures associating ethically sourced products with good quality. Furthermore, two thirds of consumers say that they have bought environmental products, even when they cost more. This means that sustainable practice is no longer a nice-to-have, but an essential part of doing business in the packaging industry. In response, the industry has been focusing its attention on innovating across three key areas – design, materials and production – which all lead to significant reductions in environmental footprint.

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The evolution of sustainable packaging for a modern world

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SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT

The need to address environmental impact is a growing area of responsibility for all businesses, particularly in the retail space where consumers increasingly expect it.

The link between the manufacturing process of products and the wealth of the planet’s resources are closer than ever – CO2 emissions are a by-product of poorly considered products.

Innovations in packaging –
in the areas of design, materials and production - have been driven by the need to address this.

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT

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of consumers around the world agree that it is important that companies take environmentally responsible actions such as using environmentally friendly ingredients or materials.

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Globally, more than 0%
of people would like to do more for the environment but do not know how.

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of consumers in 2015, avoided a particular product or brand for environmental reasons.

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) EVALUATES TRUE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

4.5X less CO2 emissions vs Cans

2X less CO2 emissions vs Pouches

LCA is a standardised method to evaluate the global environmental impacts of a product throughout its life cycle (from beginning to end).

LCA assesses the overall CO2 impact of a product on the environment. It is an ISO standard methodology which helps companies and consumers make informed decisions.

How Tetra Recart stacks up against the competition

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Tetra Recart uses 0% of the capacity of an average-sized truck, compared with the can which uses only 82%.

*All weight comparisons made in the above infographic are inclusive of
both primary and secondary packaging.

TETRA RECART - A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION

Our goal is that by 2020, 40% of all Tetra Pak cartons will be recycled – equivalent to recycling around 100 billion individual cartons a year.

By purchasing five 500ml Tetra Recart soup cartons instead of steel cans, CO2 emissions saved could power a 60W light bulb for over 23 hours.

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Tetra Recart appeals to producers, customers and consumers.
Most competitive environmental profile with lowest carbon footprint according to peer reviewed LCA study.

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of the package is made of renewable material.

Tetra Recart packages are made using paper exclusively sourced from FSCTM certified forests and other controlled sources. In 2014 Tetra Pak delivered 43.7 billion packages with the FSC label.