Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson: EU’s Plastics Strategy is an important step towards a low-carbon Circular Economy

LAUSANNE, 22-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — 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​​

About Tetra Pak
Together with our customers we make food safe and available, everywhere. Since the start in 1951 we have taken pride in providing the best possible processing and packaging solutions for food.

Tetra Pak is one of three companies in the Tetra Laval Group – a private group that started in Sweden. The other two companies are DeLaval and Sidel. Tetra Laval is headquartered in Switzerland.

SOURCE: Tetra Pak

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