21 September 2016

Partnering to Achieve Curbside Enthusiasm for Recycling

Recycling is more than placing a plastic bottle or paper into any receptacle featuring the familiar three-arrow logo. It is an important weapon in our fight against climate change. Our resource base is dwindling while greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. Getting more packages to be recycled is an issue that will require concerted effort among local governments, industry end markets, haulers, material recovery facilities, converters and of course, companies creating recyclable packaging like Tetra Pak.
 
07 September 2016

Getting More From Less

Elisabeth Comere, our Director of Environment & Government Affairs, discusses why investments in sustainable packaging are essential and highlights the benefits of sustainable packaging in a cost constrained world.
08 August 2016

Why we Consider our Environmental Impact on Earth Overshoot Day

Today, Earth Overshoot Day, is a good day to think about our ecological footprint. It marks the day that we have collectively used as much from nature as Earth can renew in a year.

We see it as a day to renew our pledge to sustainability and environmental innovations that can have a positive impact on the planet we call home. Through our use of renewable packaging, we're preserving natural resources, lowering our carbon footprint and helping to mitigate climate change. Learn more about the role renewable materials have to play in our planet's future.      
 

27 July 2016

Forests and FSC: The Forest Sector as a Champion for Conservation

Forests cover 31 percent of the land on our planet, house 80 percent of terrestrial biodiversity, and directly benefit 1.6 billion people. Yet forests are being cleared at the rate of roughly 48 football fields every minute. In this article, Keila Hand of the World Wildlife Fund explores how the forest sector can be a champion for conservation.
21 July 2016

Embracing Value from Natural Capital

In 2015, Tetra Pak's Moving to the Front initiative, a foremost educational initiative to address the impacts of resource scarcity on businesses, introduced the Learning Labs series of events and activities. The newly released Learning Labs report highlights findings from this initiative and is part of Tetra Pak's commitment to inform and inspire others to take action. 
11 July 2016

Reducing Our Impact with Water Recovery

Amid rising prices and growing water scarcity, food manufacturers around the world are finding ways to increase their system-wide water efficiencies through recycling programs and other initiatives. 

In this article, we explore specific water conservation practices to help companies better manage resources and meet water recovery goals. 
24 June 2016

The Evolving Ton and the Circular Economy

U.S. corporate sustainability professionals are increasingly turning their attention to identifying recycling solutions for their packaging at end of use. There is a growing realization of the importance of having an effective recycling system as critical to the successful transition to a circular economy – a goal shared by many companies and governments alike. 
20 June 2016

Circular Economy and Sustainable Materials Management

Circular economy? Sustainable materials management? What do these trending buzz words mean and who is involved in their use?  Are these really two separate concepts, or are they just different ways of describing the same thing? 
13 April 2016

Listen up! Recycling can’t support a circular economy alone

The population is growing, resources are dwindling, and packaged goods consumption is skyrocketing around the world. If we continue along at this pace, we may be faced with the impacts of resource scarcity such as raw materials supply instability and price volatility. To tackle these challenges, many businesses are making proactive strides to a circular economy that would keep resources in use for as long as possible. 
16 March 2016

Renewable living: Getting consumers excited about renewable resources

Only 41 percent of consumers report being very aware of the issue of resource constraints. However, 86 percent say that if they knew that renewable packaging contributed to reduced carbon emissions and helped slow climate change, it would impact their choice of packaging.