Tetra Pak and its partners have invested over EUR 11.5 million in four new sites for recycling post-consumer carton packages in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Australia.
Once fully operational, the facilities are expected to recycle up to 45 000 tonnes of packaging – roughly 1.5 billion products. The Swedish company says the new sites will enable high quality recycling of all components in the used carton waste stream.
‘Carton packages are recycled across the globe where efficient waste management and recycling infrastructures are in place,’ says Tatiana Liceti, executive vice-president, market operations at Tetra Pak. ‘Accelerating this requires all stakeholders to play an active role, including governments, local authorities, producers and consumers.’
Liceti points out that working collaboratively to advance recycling and to realise a circular economy has always been core to Tetra Pak’s sustainability strategy. The company’s investments and partnerships over the last ten years have helped more than 170 recycling operations across the globe to process carton packages. What’s changing is the pace of action.
As shown by the latest Tetra Pak Index, approximately half of all of consumers are likely to recycle more this year to support a sustainability society. When asked who should find solutions to environmental and waste issues, consumers rank packaging companies third – behind food and beverage brands and governments.
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