Tetra Pak pledges support for EU plastics strategy
Tetra Pak pledges to support the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, announced today 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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Media contacts for more information
Carol Yang, Tetra Pak, Tel: +41 (0) 21 729 2303
Judith Klusener, Edelman for Tetra Pak, Tel: +44 (0)20 3047 2451