Recycling Gives Beverage Cartons a New Life

Mar 20, 2018 10:00 AM ET
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How recycling works

The layers that make up an aseptic carton – paper fibres, polymers and aluminium – can all be recycled using relatively simple techniques, and turned into new products, cutting the amount of waste sent to landfill and reducing demand for resources. We divide recycling solutions into three categories, depending on the materials to be recycled:
  • fibre recycling – the paper in our packages is used to produce pulp as material for new paper products;
  • polyAl recycling – the polymer and aluminium in our packages are used, either together or separately, as material for new products; and
  • full carton recycling – without separating the paper, plastic and aluminium, the whole package is used to produce material for new products.
The choice of recycling method depends on the market; without a strong market, there is no incentive to collect recyclables or manufacture products made from recycled materials. We work with partners around the world to improve recycling infrastructure, find innovative uses for our recycled cartons and educate consumers about the value of recycling.
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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. With more than 24,000 employees around the world, 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.

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