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JUST water sustainable packaging

Tetra Pak Launches Carton Bottle with Bio-Based Plastic

JUST water sustainable packagingA new version of Tetra Pak’s sustainable packaging — a carton bottle made up of more than 80 percent renewable materials — has launched in the US market with JUST water.

The Tetra Top package now comes with a cap and top made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugarcane. Combined with the FSC-certified paperboard used in the main sleeve of the carton, this pushes its renewable content up from 53 percent to 82 percent. Tetra Pak says the added plant-based materials do not impact the packaging’s recyclability.

The new carton bottle launches as food and beverage companies are increasingly turning to sustainable packaging, which remains a long-term overall trend in the foodservice packaging industry, according to the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s most recent trends report.

JUST says an independent life cycle analysis found the new water bottle saves from 47 percent to 74 percent in carbon emissions compared to traditional light- and heavy-weight PET bottles, respectively.

Earlier this year Tetra Pak produced the first 100 percent renewable Gable Top package in the US: cartons developed from a combination of paperboard and sugar cane derived plastics.

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2 thoughts on “Tetra Pak Launches Carton Bottle with Bio-Based Plastic

  1. Don’t get this – if only a percentage of the package is recyclable, then we have the same problem as the old ‘tetrapak’ – landfill.

  2. Might want to have another read. It actually says nothing about its recyclability on the waste side, rather the carbon saved on the production side from usinjg plant based ‘renewable’ materials

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