Note: This article includes statistics gathered from old data. Learn about current recycling rates of cartons here.
1. They’re recycled globally and nationally
Tetra Pak cartons are recycled in 49 countries around the world and over 80% of Australians have access to a council recycling collection that accepts them.
2. The packaging is renewable
Their cartons are made from 75% renewable and responsibly sourced materials (for example, through Forest Stewardship Council certification).
3. Renewable electricity is used in production
Tetra Pak have reached 50% renewable electricity sourced in just two years since making the commitment to go 100% by 2030.
4. They get recycled into all sorts of products
Tetra Paks get recycled into end products like cardboard, egg cartons, paper towels, roofing tiles, plastic crates and furniture. They’re continually working to expand markets for the recycled materials.
Find out if you can recycle milk and juice cartons in your council area via RecyclingNearYou.
Tetra Pak are a Supporting Sponsor of National Recycling Week. For other positive recycling stories, check out the 2018 National Recycling Week research report From Waste War to Recycling Reboot.