All sustainability insights

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Why sustainability commitments matter

Tetra Pak joins 100+ players in the food and beverage industry and signs up to the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices.

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Sustainable food production

How to reduce energy, water and waste in oat beverage processing.

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Ice cream trends - this is where ice cream is headed

Consumer tastes and habits continue to evolve. So how can you as an ice cream producer meet the ever-changing demands? Check out this trend article to find out.

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Keeping food safe while decarbonising our world

The Covid-19 pandemic has put a lot on hold – but tackling the threat to our climate can’t wait. How can we feed the world sustainably whilst also decarbonising it?

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Customers praise remote Dairy Hub training programme

Through our Dairy Hub model, we participate to build local dairy value chains by providing technical assistance to smallholder farmers, supporting our dairy customers' ability to collect more quality milk

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Harnessing the opportunities of digitalisation and connectivity

Digitalisation and connectivity are changing the food and beverage industry as we know it. They offer unprecedented opportunities to increase food safety

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Reducing our impact through “green buildings”

In addition to the efficiency of our production processes, the quality of our buildings makes a significant difference to the sustainability of our operations.

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Zero Waste Project teaches Turkey’s school children about protecting nature

Tetra Pak is a partner in the Zero Waste Project, an education programme aimed at teaching school children in Turkey about the importance of protecting nature


Flexible working arrangements

Growing numbers of Tetra Pak personnel around the world are benefiting from flexible working arrangements giving employees more flexibility in where they work

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Green roof project - providing shelter through recycling

The Green Roof Project is celebrating a decade of helping people in distress while championing carton collection and recycling in Thailand.

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Milestone for FSC™-labelled packages

Tetra Pak reached a new significant milestone in early 2019, with the total number of FSC-labelled packages delivered passing the 500 billion mark.

Mario Abreu, Vice President Sustainability, Tetra Pak

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Joining forces to improve the value of recycling​

​We are working with an increased number of recyclers and other recycling chain stakeholders to drive a viable and sustainable business solution.

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History and tradition of school milk in Japan

Tetra Pak is working with schools across to Japan to solve the challenge of child malnourishment and promote environmental education.

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Collaboration is powerful

Sustainable paper industry. Tetra Pak collaborates with recycling companies all over the world for recycling of beverage cartons

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New Dairy Hub project in Kenya increases productivity

Tetra Pak is working with Uplands Dairy in Kenya to revitalise the dairy sector by providing technical assistance to smallholder farmers

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Toward 100% Renewable Electricity

We see renewable energy as key to our carbon reduction strategy. The two latest years we have reached 50 percent renewable electricity consumption.

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Carbon Pricing

Tetra Pak is using an internal carbon price to reduce of GHG emissions and encourage investment in renewable energy.

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Innovative product and package design in Peru’s school nutrition programme

Tetra Pak is working with customer and the Peruvian government to bring nutritious products into Peruvian schools and educate about recycling

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My future - learning and development

Our learning and development programmes are designed to build a culture of high performance – where talent is respected, recognised and rewarded.

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Q&A with Roberto Franchitti

Here, we talk about how Tetra Pak reduces food waste, and how cutting the operational impact of our customers adds up to make a big difference.

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FSC™ Certification

We see FSC™ as offering a credible universal standard and we actively encourage our customers to display the logo on their packages.

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Green Roof - recycling project in Thailand

The Green Roof Project was first launched in 2010, initially for a three-year period, but has proved so successful that it has now been extended to run to 2016.

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​​​​Recycling in Seoul​ - the power of partnership

The collaboration between Tetra Pak and the government of Seoul City is a testament to the power of true partnership and shared commitment.

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Technical Talent Programme

The Technical Talent Programme is an opportunity to develop your technical skillset, gain practical experience, create a network and tackle real-life challenges

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Partnering to fulfil Senegal's potential

We are working with local farmers to develop the dairy value chain and get more fresh milk into schools improving food, education and nutrition for children

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A new programme to improve children's nutrition and school attendance in Burundi

Tetra Pak is supporting our customer, the newly founded local company Modern Dairy Burundi, to help boost the nutrition of 20,000 children

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Schools make recycling fun in Japan

Our educational Bellmark school program helps spread information about carton recycling throughout Japan, increasing the number of cartons people recycle.

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Colourful cartoons

By engaging children in recycling through clever use of colourful cartoons and an interactive website, UK schools are changing the future.

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Little Things Renew Nature

A schools education programme in Turkey, set-up to educate children on how cartons can be recycled and why it’s important, helps create awareness in the region.

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Expanding recycling infrastructure across the U.S.

Less than ten years ago only 18% of US households had access to carton recycling. Today this has grown to 60%, taking carton recycling mainstream across the US.

Playing for better recycling rates

Playing for better recycling rates

After almost doubling the carton recycling rate in just four years, by 2020 we’re aiming for 50% of all beverage cartons in Sweden to be recycled.

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Celebrating recycling routes

Recycling Route is a search engine for recycling through curbside collection in Brazil created by Tetra Pak Brazil together with Waze that was launched in 2008.

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Classrooms from cartons

In schools and cities across India we’ve rolled out an initiative to increase the recycling of used beverage cartons.


Playing our part in school feeding in Bolivia

Tetra Pak have worked together with the local food processing industry to improve school feeding programmes across Bolivia.

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Drinking yoghurt: moving away from plastic

Our customer Skånemejerier turned to us to assist for for a sustainable alternative carton package for beverages to be consumed on-the-go

A nutritious start for youngsters

A nutritious start for youngsters

The school milk programme has been widely accepted by the children and the community. Enrollment and drop-out rates have improved considerably in targeted school

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Tetra Pak Academy

Tetra Pak Academy offers a comprehensive business-driven learning portfolio that can be aligned with individual development needs.

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Partnership in action in Sri Lanka, Dairy Hubs

A new Dairy Hub initiative in Sri Lanka’s war-torn north-east is building capacity in the dairy industry – and transforming the lives of local farers.

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The Green Roof Project

The Green Roof Project was first launched in 2010, initially for a three-year period, but has proved so successful that it has been extended to run to 2016

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Educating consumers

Consumers still buy loose milk that has been poured into plastic bags or used bottles. Studies have repeatedly shown the dangers of drinking such milk.

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Circularity gets a boost in Southern Europe

In Italy, our collaboration with the polyAl recyclers Ecorevive and Ecoplasteam draws on our network to promote their products and find new opportunities.

Recycling in Austria and Netherlands

Forward-looking regulation is set to accelerate recycling in Austria and the Netherlands

Both countries saw specific targets for beverage cartons implemented.

 PolyAl recycling in Spain

Spain focuses on expanding market demand for polyAl

In Spain, a number of ambitious projects facilitate and accelerate the recycling of polyAI.

Recycling in the US

Recycling infrastructure improvements in Michigan, US

New equipment allows for more carton packages to be processed.

Recycling in Paraguay

First beverage cartons recycling facility in Paraguay

Fully integrated plant, with fibres recycled into secondary packaging and polyAl into boards and tiles.

New recycling plant for beverage cartons in Egypt

Joining forces with leading paperboard producer to set up a new recycling plant for beverage cartons in Egypt

The plant has the capacity to recycle 8,000 tonnes of carton packages annually.

Sorting and recycling in China

New automated sorting plant for beverage cartons in operation in China

In Xiamen, China, a first-of-its-kind automatic sorting centre for low-value recyclables has started operation.

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Lucart Italy expands polyAl recycling

In collaboration with Newpal, Lucart Italy has completed the installation of a polyAl line producing granules used for the production of pallets.

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How a dairy saved €19,500 in annual energy costs

By being proactive and analysing a customer’s operations, Tetra Pak was able to reduce electricity consumption at their dairy by a full 26%.

Keeping it local

Around half of consumers say they have made a purchase specifically to support local businesses during the pandemic.

Avoiding over-packaging

More than half of global respondents now say that they “really care” about how food and beverages are packaged.

Worries about waste

Waste is a growing concern, with food waste and wasteful packaging cited as leading environmental issues by three-quarters of respondents.

Concern for climate change

Global warming/climate change is still high on the list of environmental issues, cited by 78% of respondents.

Summary and conclusions

The top ten takeaways from Tetra Pak Index 2021 on the topic how the COVID-19 pandemic has “rewired” consumer demands