We’ve made a comprehensive list of reasons to choose Tetra Recart over cans and plastic pouches when it comes to packaging for wet pet food. Find out why Tetra Recart is a great alternative for producers, retailers, consumers and the environment.
A convenient and time-saving solution for dog food and cat food producers. One Tetra Recart line can handle up to 6 different sizes of pet food packaging – from 100 ml to 500 ml – with fast and easy changeover between sizes.
Space-saving due to their rectangular shape and lightweight, Tetra Recart packs have several advantages in transport, storage and retail environments.
Being a relatively new packaging format, Tetra Recart is ideal for combining with new pet food products to showcase innovation on supermarket shelves. Compared to other packaging formats, Tetra Recart provides more space for attractive graphics and information for consumers. The fact that Tetra Recart packaging is always forward-facing and without gaps in between individual packs creates an appealing “billboard effect” on the shelf – an effective way to showcase your brand and attract consumers in retail settings. The format also eliminates the need to turn cans or fumble with pouches for both staff and consumers.
Compared with traditional packaging, this lightweight and space-saving format is perfect for e-commerce channels that sell wet pet food. Flat, rectangular carton packages are easily optimised for screens, accommodating attractive designs that can grab the attention of e-shoppers.
According to multiple lifecycle-analysis studies across 4 regions Tetra Recart has a lower climate impact compared with cans (up to 81% less) and pouches (up to 50% less), measured in CO2 equivalents. Made from 69% to 71% renewable resources** (trees from responsibly managed forests), 100% of Tetra Recart packages are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®).
Consumers see Tetra Recart cartons as more environmentally sound, and easy to open, handle, empty, store and dispose of. There is also a higher consumer acceptance for disfigured cartons vs dented cans, resulting in up to 85% less in-store primary packaging waste.*
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*Tetra Pak Competitive Insights
**Peer reviewed LCA studies: Europe by Ifeu 2017, European average situation (EU +28); New Zealand and Australia by thinkstep Ltd. 2020; Europe by Ifeu 2020, European average situation; 100 Mini Ifeu 2020 (baby food & Pet food, US, EU, Japan)