World’s First Fully Renewable Package Available Globally After Successful Introduction

World’s First Fully Renewable Package Available Globally After Successful Introduction

Tetra Rex 100% renewable package

Tetra Rex 100% renewable package

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Following its successful introduction with Finnish dairy Valio, the world’s first fully renewable package, Tetra Rex® Bio-based, is now being rolled out to Tetra Pak customers worldwide.

Valio has been selling its Valio Eila® brand of lactose free semi-skimmed milk drink in Tetra Rex Bio-based for the past three months and now plans to use the fully renewable package for some other products in their range. At the same time, the company has also decided to use Tetra Pak’s 100% bio based closures for all their gable-top packages.

“After all of the hard work and significant investment that has gone into bringing this package to market, it is hugely rewarding to get such a positive response from both Valio and their consumers,” says Charles Brand, Executive Vice President of Product Management & Commercial Operations for Tetra Pak.

Tetra Rex Bio-based is now available in a range of sizes, from 250ml to 2000ml, for all chilled milk specifications. The package will soon be deployed by more customers in Europe, and the company is already having discussions about launching it  with dairy companies in other parts of the world.

Tetra Rex Bio-based is manufactured solely from a combination of plastics derived from sugar cane and paperboard. Like the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) certified paperboard, the plastics can be traced back to their origin, affording the package the highest category of bio-based certification from Vinçotte, the internationally-recognised assessment body.

The bio-based plastics used by Tetra Pak are produced by Brazilian chemical company, Braskem, which sources all of its feedstock from sugar cane grown on degraded pastures.

“Tetra Rex Bio-based offers customers a fully renewable package made from materials that can be traced back to their plant-based source.  It’s good for the environment, and it’s excellent for communicating with consumers … the product they actually hold in their hands is derived entirely from plants. The pack that grows back,” says Brand.

Tetra Rex Bio-based scooped a Gold Award at the Pro2Pac Excellence Awards in the UK last week for being the world’s first carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.

The 100% renewable package can be identified by the words “Tetra Rex® Bio-based” printed on the gable of the package.


Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.  Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere. FSC licence code for Tetra Pak is FSC™ C014047. More information about Tetra Pak is available at


The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC is a unique forum where stakeholders from around the world meet and, through strong multi-stakeholder processes, define essential social and environmental criteria for forest management. These fundamental principles are realized in forests worldwide through FSC certification. Find more information at

The FSC license code for Tetra Pak is FSC™ C014047.


Carol Yang 
Tetra Pak
+41 (79) 596 6317

Rob Arnott
Cohn & Wolfe
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