Tetra Pak makes progress on sustainability targets
More materials were sourced sustainably, and bio-based materials were introduced.
Tetra Pak announced it "made strong progress in 2013 towards its 2020 environmental targets, focusing on developing sustainable products, reducing environmental footprint across the value chain and increasing recycling." Specifically, the percentage of Forest Stewardship Council-certified paperboard rose from 38 percent in 2012 to 41 percent in 2013.
The company also released the bio-based LightCap 30 globally, which is made from high density polyethylene derived from sugar cane. In 2013, 1.1 billion packages with such caps were on the market. Additionally, the Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge launched in the US, featuring an ergonomic shape with a more efficient product-to-package ratio that creates 23 percent less carbon emissions from materials.