08 August 2016
By Tetra Pak Editorial Team 
Today is Earth Overshoot Day, 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. This is a problem because our planet cannot continue to run on an annual four-month deficit in natural resources—it’s simply not sustainable.

However, we view this annual reminder a bit differently. We see it as a day to renew our pledge to sustainability and environmental innovation that can have a positive impact on the planet we call home.  We put our promise to work every day by developing technologies and materials that drive efficiency, cut waste, decrease consumption of finite resources and reduce environmental footprints, all while continuing to meet the ever-widening needs of the market.  

Using renewable materials from responsibly managed sources is one way to preserve natural resources. That’s because renewable materials, like paperboard from well-managed forests and green plastics from sugar cane, can be replenished over time.

Another benefit to renewable materials is that they have a lower carbon footprint and help mitigate climate change.

So on this Earth Overshoot Day, we restate our commitment to sustainable sourcing of raw materials, developing innovations to increase the percentage of renewable content in our packaging and engaging in discussions to raise understanding of the importance of renewable materials as one solution to the challenge of resource scarcity.

Bio-based caps made from a renewable source, sugar cane, offer a simple way to make a difference.  Learn more below:
 

View our infographic to learn more about the benefits of renewable packaging.



Learn more about the benefits of bio-based packaging.
 
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