Tetra Pak makes new advancements for recycled content

New collaborations in the European market have been initiated, with leading dairy brands Emmi and Lactalis

Switzerland-headquartered food packaging firm Tetra Pak is expanding its offering of packaging solutions using certified recycled polymers to cover new formats, product categories and geographies.

The expansion is a key milestone in the company’s journey towards a circular portfolio, turning waste into new resources, and reducing the industry’s dependence on virgin, fossil-based materials. It comes at a pivotal moment, aligning with the recently released European Commission’s proposal for the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation.

As the industry looks for ways to support the EU Green Deal’s goals on climate, circularity and resilient food systems, beverage cartons with certified recycled polymers are now on supermarket shelves around Europe. Emmi, Switzerland’s market leader in dairy, recently introduced the world’s first carton using certified recycled polymers in the packaging material. Its good day Milk Drink, packaged in Tetra Top 1000 Base carton packages, has been on shelf since late 2022 and reflects Emmi’s ambitious aims towards circularity, including the usage of at least 30% recycled materials in all its packaging by 2027.  

In February 2023, Lactalis Group revamped its organic ambient liquid cream in Tetra Brik Aseptic cartons under its Bridélice and Président brands with certified recycled polymers in the packaging material – a first in France. The development supports Lactalis Group’s efforts to foster innovative solutions towards a more circular packaging economy.

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