Tetra Pak Launches Carton Bottle with Bio-Based Plastic
From Environmental Leader , Published on 25 April 2016
A new version of Tetra Pak's sustainable packaging â€” a carton bottle made up of more than 80% renewable materials â€” has launched in the US market with JUST water.
The Tetra Top package now comes with a cap and top made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugarcane. Combined with the FSC-certified paperboard used in the main sleeve of the carton, this pushes its renewable content up from 53% to 82%. Tetra Pak says the added plant-based materials do not impact the packagingâ€™s recyclability.
The new carton bottle launches as food and beverage companies are increasingly turning to sustainable packaging, which remains a long-term overall trend in the foodservice packaging industry, according to the Foodservice Packaging Instituteâ€™s most recent trends report.
JUST says an independent life cycle analysis found the new water bottle saves from 47% to 74% in carbon emissions compared to traditional light- and heavy-weight PET bottles, respectively.
Earlier this year Tetra Pak produced the first 100% renewable Gable Top package in the US: cartons developed from a combination of paperboard and sugar cane derived plastics.
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