Arla chooses Tetra Pak renewable packaging

16 Apr 2015

Consumers across Sweden can now buy Arla Food’s Eko brand organic milk in Tetra Rex Bio-based​, said to be the world’s first carton package made entirely from renewable materials. The one-litre carton, with TwistCap OSO 34 opening, uses plastics derived from sugar cane, plus paperboard; nothing more. Marked “Bio-based”, Tetra Pak says it is the only […]

Arla chooses Tetra Pak renewable packaging

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-renewable-resources-as-concept-sustainable-forest-management-group-cut-down-old-trees-new-green-saplings-image36881702Consumers across Sweden can now buy Arla Food’s Eko brand organic milk in Tetra Rex Bio-based​, said to be the world’s first carton package made entirely from renewable materials. The one-litre carton, with TwistCap OSO 34 opening, uses plastics derived from sugar cane, plus paperboard; nothing more. Marked “Bio-based”, Tetra Pak says it is the only fully renewable package that offers complete material traceability – so consumers know that every part of the package they hold in their hands is derived only from plants.​

The announcement follows what is said to have been a successful introduction with Finnish dairy Valio, and Tetra Rex Bio-based is now being rolled out to Tetra Pak customers worldwide.

Valio has been selling its Valio Eila brand of lactose-free semi-skimmed milk drink in Tetra Rex Bio-based for the past three months and now plans to use the fully renewable package for some other products in its range. At the same time, the company has also decided to use Tetra Pak’s 100% bio based closures for all its gable-top packages.

Tetra Rex Bio-based is now available in a range of sizes, from 250ml to 2000ml, for all chilled milk specifications.

The bio-based plastics used by Tetra Pak are produced by Brazilian chemical company, Braskem, which sources all of its feedstock from sugar cane grown on degraded pastures.

Tetra Rex Bio-based received a Gold Award at the Pro2Pac Excellence Awards in the UK lrecently for being the world’s first carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.