​​​​​​​​​​Food safety plays an increasingly important role in our lives. Tetra Pak’s processing and packaging technology plays a vital role in ensuring that milk and juices retain their freshness and nutrition without the need for preservatives – thereby being ‘good for you’. What’s more, Tetra Pak cartons are made primarily of paper (a renewable resource) and are recyclable – and thus are also ‘good for the earth’.

We say that our cartons are Good for You, Good for the Earth because they help deliver unparalleled food safety while minimizing the impact on our environment.​

How is a Tetra Pak carton recycled?

Tetra Pak cartons are primarily made from wood fibre that has been refined into paperboard. To this, are added protective layers of polyethylene and aluminium.

Used cartons are not waste. They are a valuable raw material for useful new products.

As Tetra Pak cartons are made largely from virgin wood fibres, they are an especially valuable paper source to recycle. The fibres are long, strong and can be used again several times. Cartons usually go to paper mills after collection and sorting. In the mill they are mixed with water, either separately or with other types of paper, to create paper pulp. During this same process, the plastic and aluminium is separated from the pulp. The pulp is used to make new paper products, e.g. corrugated board, tissue paper and notebooks. The remaining mix of plastic and aluminium can be processed like a composite plastic material to produce products such as roof sheets, pallets and panel boards

How can you contribute?

You can make a conscious choice. Purchase packaging that is based on renewable materials and which is recyclable. Ensure that you segregate waste at home – keep wet waste and dry waste separate, so that the recyclable materials are kept unsoiled and clean. Put used Tetra Pak cartons in the dry waste bin.