1. Once the used beverage carton goes to the collection centre, they are then sorted and separated from other dry recyclables. The cartons are flattened and compacted using a baler, in order to save space during storage and transport.
  2. • Once enough of these baled cartons are collected, they are taken to the recycling plant.

  3. At the recycling plant, the cartons are emptied into a huge drum called a pulper (similar to a giant domestic food mixer) and then filled with water and pulped for a short duration.
  4. • The hydra pulping process separates the paper fibre from the polyethylene and aluminium to produce a grey brown mixture (the pulp).
    • After hydra pulping, all the fibre is recovered and converted into pulp sheets.
    • These sheets are then used to make different grades of paper and paper products like notepads, envelopes and tissue paper.

  5. The residue, i.e. polyethylene and aluminium (commonly referred to as polyAI) is also recovered and fully recycled.
  6. • Using high heat and high pressure, the polyAI is transformed to tough, light weight and attractive boards.
    • These composite boards replace wood and are useful for making roofing sheets and furniture items.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hear the 'Story of Recycling' from Robert Swan​

Hear the well-known polar explorer Robert Swan, in his quest for environmental best practices, talk about the how Tetra Pak is working in India to collect and recycle cartons in this video.​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hear the 'Story of Recycling' from Robert Swan​

Hear the well-known polar explorer Robert Swan, in his quest for environmental best practices, talk about the how Tetra Pak is working in India to collect and recycle cartons in this video.​​​

Who is Robert Swan?

Robert Swan, OBE, BA, FRGS, a polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles. He is an exceptionally gifted communicator and is regarded as one of the world's top motivational speakers.

His contribution to education and the environment have been recognized through his appointment as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, a Visiting Professorship of the School of Environment at Leeds University and in 1994 he became Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO.

Who is Robert Swan?

Robert Swan, OBE, BA, FRGS, a polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles. He is an exceptionally gifted communicator and is regarded as one of the world's top motivational speakers.

His contribution to education and the environment have been recognized through his appointment as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, a Visiting Professorship of the School of Environment at Leeds University and in 1994 he became Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO.

​​​Where are Tetra Pak cartons being recycled?

Khatema Fibres in Utta​rakhand and Deluxe Recycling in Maharashtra are our major recyclers of used cartons in India.
Flatten carton to recycle