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Tetra Pak® and the environment

We are convinced that developing innovative, resource-efficient solutions is imperative for good business, and will strengthen our customers’ competitiveness. Our 2020 environmental targets focus on developing sustainable products, reducing environmental footprint across the value chain and increasing recycling. Read about our progress.​​​

Read our Environmental Research 2013 (consumers and influencers​​)​ (pdf)

Read press relase Tetra Pak uses bio-based plastic​​​ for carton packaging​​

Increasing global recycling rate

Increasing global recycling rate

We aim to double the recycling rate by 2020 to 40%. In 2013, the global recycling rate of our packages reached 24.5%, recycling 43 billion packs, 4 billion more than 2012.

Read more about recycling

Focusing on renewable materials

On average, 75% of a Tetra Pak package is paperboard, made from wood. We are committed to sourcing from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources with the aim of using 100% Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) certified paperboard. This percentage has risen from 38% in 2012 to 41% in 2013.

Read more about Tetra Pak and FSC™

Working with climate across the value chain

Being a sustainable company is not enough for us; we also need a sustainable value chain. Our suppliers and customers represent the biggest opportunities to reduce emission of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) in the value chain. Thus, reaching our 2020 climate goal requires collaboration.

More about our work to reduce climate impact