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Use of FSC label on Tetra Pak carton packages increases

Tetra Pak has announced a rise in the number of nations selling products in its carton packages bearing the FSC label, up about 40% since 2012.

Carton packages

According to the company, about 53 nations are now adopting the responsible forest management label as against 38 in 2012.

In 2012, over 27 billion Tetra Pak packages with FSC label were sold across the world.

Tetra Pak excutive vice president for commercial operations Nils Bjorkman said through the FSC label, the company is bringing awareness of the importance of responsible forest management among consumers throughout the world.

"People depend on forests to support many different aspects of their lives – from supplying essential raw materials for a host of everyday items, to their fundamental role in balancing nature’s complex ecosystems," Bjorkman said.

With the FSC certification, Tetra Pak focuses on achieving environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management.

The company said that the number of packages with FSC label and associated promotional campaigns in the UK and Ireland have increased resulting in the rise of consumer awareness of the label from 19% in 2007 to 38% in 2013.

At present, about 65% of Tetra Pak packages in the UK carry the FSC label, according to the company.