Tetra Pak pledges support for EU plastics strategy

January 18, 2018

Packaging Solutions  Green Solutions


Tetra Pak has pledged to support the European Commission's Plastics Strategy, announced as part of the EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy.


The company will:

  • Work with industry partners to ensure that by 2030, recycling solutions are in place for all components of beverage cartons so they can be fully recycled across Europe.

  • Substantially increase the use of plastics made from renewable feedstock.

  • Use recycled plastics once they are validated as safe and are legally acceptable for use as a food contact material.


Dennis Jönsson, president and CEO, Tetra Pak, said: ‘Although around 75% of our packaging is made from paperboard, we also use plastics as a protective layer and to produce the package openings.


‘The EU's Plastics Strategy is an important step towards a low carbon Circular Economy based on recycling, renewables and responsible sourcing, and we are ready to make our contribution as a leading food processing and packaging provider.’

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