FSC-Certified Tetra Pak Sales Top 100 Million

FSC-Certified Tetra Pak Sales Top 100 Million

In one year, Tetra Pak has sold more than 100 million recyclable food cartons made with materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Tetra Pak first used FSC certified materials in its Recart paper-based carton, and U.K. grocer Sainsbury's was the first company to utilize the cartons, for packaging chopped tomatoes.

In the last year Tetra Pak added FSC certified materials to other products, including the Tetra Brik Aseptic, and expanded its FSC-certified cartons to the United States, Italy, Denmark and Brazil.

The sales of FSC-certified cartons though, are but a small fraction of Tetra Pak's total packages sold, which reached above 137 billion in 2007. Tetra Pak, though, is committed to sourcing paperboard only from FSC chain of custody certified mills by 2015, and to certify all of its own converting and printing plants by 2018.

Several of its suppliers, including all of its European suppliers, already hold FSC chain of custody certification.

The packages are labeled as coming from FSC Mixed Sources, meaning the wood comes from FSC certified well-managed forests, company-controlled sources and/or recycled materials.

Wine in Tetra Pak - photo CC license by traviscrawford