Cartons are the most sustainable packaging option for beverages in Australia and New Zealand. With a local whole carton recycling solution, this reduces the dependency on waste exports and limits the valuable carton resource from going to landfill.
After all, all Tetra Pak used beverage cartons are fully recyclable. The paper, polyethylene and very thin layer of aluminum can all be recycled. Besides end-of-life, our cartons have a great foundation as they have a low carbon footprint (minimum climate impact) throughout their entire lifecycle compared to competing packaging systems in all segments.
Recycling works when all the necessary factors are in place and are well connected. The success of a recycling solution will depend on three important factors.
For Australia and New Zealand, we have invested in saveBOARD, a local recycling solution for used beverage cartons. New Zealand and Australian architects, builders, joiners and furniture makers will soon be able to replace plywood, oriented strand board, plasterboard or chipboard, with low-carbon, environmentally sustainable construction boards made from material which has already served one life as food or beverage packaging. This solution will also contribute to achieving Australia and New Zealand’s vision of a low-carbon future.