Tetra Pak is committed to make food safe and available, everywhere. The company offers packaging solutions for liquid food products such as milk and juice and provides a range of processing technologies for use with a broad array of products, from ice cream and cheese to fruit and vegetables.
Tetra Pak products are designed to prevent food from being wasted and to optimise the use of resources.
The company believes in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business which is why it embraces circular economy principles.
Circularity principles help to secure long-term material supplies, achieve the company’s corporate goals and meet expectations of its customers and society at large.
Tetra Pak packages are primarily made of paperboard obtained from sustainably managed forests and can carry the FSC™-label anywhere in the world. Tetra Pak aims to offer packages entirely made of renewable materials. In 2014, the company launched its first milk package made entirely from plant-based materials. It is made of paperboard and plastics derived from sugar-cane, an achievement recognised at the 2016 Circulars Awards.
Roughly 25% of all Tetra Pak cartons worldwide and over 45% in Europe are recycled. This is the result of over two decades of developing recycling solutions in many countries, often with little or no government incentives or formal infrastructure.
In its machine business, Tetra Pak has been working to continuously reduce resource consumption. Replaced equipment is taken back, refurbished and re-sold.
Food packaging and processing solutions have an essential role to play in achieving the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for ‘’zero hunger, good health and well-being”. The UN goals set the framework and direction for governments and businesses alike, to provide safe food and nutrition to a growing population.
The packaging industry must help meet these goals while reducing the impact on the environment and consumption of natural resources. Tetra Pak is constantly striving to do more with less, dedicating around € 300 Million annually to create new products, services and technology.
Moving towards a circular economy is a journey that requires innovation and partnerships at every turn. The company aims to lead by example when it comes to deploying the potential of renewable materials, from sustainable sourcing to recycling.