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Global recycling of used Tetra Pak cartons increases by 10 percent




  • Global recycling of used Tetra Pak cartons increased by 10 percent in 2012 – from 528 kilo tonnes to 581 kilo tonnes, which is 22.9 percent of the total. Some 3.6 billion more Tetra Pak packages were recycled in 2012 versus 2011. Tetra Pak has a target of doubling the global recycling rate for used beverage cartons by the end of decade to 40 percent. 

    Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jonsson in a statement issued here recently said the company is making good progress towards achieving its 2020 environmental goals and its ultimate aim of providing fully sustainable packaging, using only renewable materials and leaving a minimal environmental footprint and zero waste. The company’s 2020 strategy set out ambitious 10-year targets to drive environmental excellence, focusing on three key areas: recycling of used cartons, reducing carbon footprint across the value chain and developing sustainable products.-PR 

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