Accelerating solutions to reduce and prevent food loss & waste

Current food systems are inefficient, with more than a third of all food produced being either lost or wasted1. Food loss is mainly caused by inefficient production and processing practices with food being grown but not preserved.

Efficient food processing technologies and packaging solutions have an important role in improving food supply chains and building resilience into food systems. Aseptic processing solutions protect perishable foods, extending their shelf life.

Meanwhile, aseptic paper-based carton packages help prevent food waste by protecting food and beverages from physical damage, heat, light, and microorganisms. We continue to deliver high performance food processing technology and packaging solutions that help to reduce food loss and waste.

We offer solutions that create value by turning currently wasted low-value side streams from food production into added-value ingredients, and making the most of raw materials.

Our targets towards 2030

We have set measurable targets tied to our pathways, that iterate our role in food systems transformation to accelerate change.

How can reducing food loss and waste advance the food systems transition?

We have collaborated with EY-Parthenon on a series of white papers that explore the opportunities, key enablers and critical success factors for a preferred future by 2040, and outline global focus areas and collective actions to accelerate the transition

Actions & solutions

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Enabling transition towards more sustainable dairy 3

We are collaborating with the global dairy community to address its environmental challenges by reducing GHG emissions across the dairy supply chain.

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Innovating for new food sources4

Together with innovative startups, academia and food industry players, we are leveraging cutting-edge techniques and technologies to explore and bring to market new food sources.

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Scaling access to safe nutrition through sustainable food packaging5

We continue to develop and promote sustainable food packaging solutions that minimise environmental impact, preserve food quality and improve access to safe food.

Further reading

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Tetra Pak Index

The Tetra Pak Index is an annual report, identifying consumer trends driving new growth opportunities for our customers around the world.

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Feeding the world while protecting the planet

Our ambition is to lead the sustainability transformation within our industry. Explore the priorities in our collaborations to enable systemic change.

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Tetra Pak Sustainability Report

Our Sustainability Report provides a comprehensive picture of how we collaborate across the globe to contribute to the sustainable development of our industry.

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1WWF 2022

2Compared to a conventional setup where the entire product stream is pasteurized

3Definition: Sustainable dairy is defined as a dairy industry that emits less greenhouse emissions by introducing technologies, equipment and best practices in production and processing to safeguard nutrition security and sustain a billion livelihoods for tomorrow, while helping secure a future for us all. Read more at Global Dairy platform

4New food sources is a term broadly referring to any food ingredient that lacks an established history of human consumption, or ingredients made from innovative new processes. Also referred to as “novel foods”. Precise legal definitions vary from region to region.

5Sustainable food packaging is defined as a packaging that achieves its functional requirements with minimal environmental impact, that is made from responsibly sourced renewable or recycled materials, is recyclable, and has low carbon footprint in regards to manufacturing, production, shipping, and recycling.