Tetra Pak said that it will support the European Commission’s plastics strategy in a bid to reduce plastic pollution.
The company will collaborate with industry partners to use recycling solutions for all components of beverage cartons by 2030.
Tetra Pak will also increase the use of plastics developed from renewable feedstock. It will use recycled plastics as food contact material?, once they are validated as safe and legally acceptable.
The European Union (EU) has prepared a new strategy on plastics to turn all plastic packaging into recyclable by 2030. It is also planning to reduce the use of single-use plastics and microplastics
Tetra Pak president and CEO Dennis Jönsson said: “Although around 75% of our packaging is made from paperboard, we also use plastics as a protective layer and to produce the package openings.
“The EU’s Plastics Strategy is an important step towards a low-carbon Circular Economy based on recycling, renewables and responsible sourcing, and we are ready to make our contribution as a leading food processing and packaging provider.”
In December 2017, Tetra Pak launched new modular portfolio of heating systems, dubbed Intelligent Customisation, which serve as processing solutions for food and beverage manufacturers.
Based on firm’s technologies in dairy, beverages and prepared food processing, the new modules can be combined in multiple configurations, helping to customize each heating solution to meet the specific needs of individual customer.
The company has completed testing of the new modular solutions with customers in Europe and Russia.
Tetra Pak offers packaging equipment for liquid food products, as well as a range of processing and packaging technologies for use with a broad array of products from ice cream and cheese to fruit, vegetables and pet food.