Tetra Pak Pledges Support for EU Plastics Strategy

Jan 16, 2018 10:00 AM ET

Tetra Pak pledges to support the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, announced today as part of the EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy.

The company will:

  • Work with industry partners to ensure that by 2030, recycling solutions are in place for all components of beverage cartons so they can be fully recycled across Europe; 

  • Substantially increase the use of plastics made from renewable feedstock;

  • Use recycled plastics once they are validated as safe and are legally acceptable for use as a food contact material​

Dennis Jönsson, President and CEO, Tetra Pak 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.”

Follow hashtags #PlasticsStrategy and  #circulareconomy​ for more information

Media contacts for more information

Carol Yang, Tetra Pak, Tel: +41 (0) 21 729 2303 

Judith Klusener, Edelman for Tetra Pak​, Tel: +44 (0)20 3047 2451