Company: Tetra Pak
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Packaging Contents: Juice, dairy products, dairy alternatives, still drinks, wine & spirits
Packaging Substrate / Materials: FSC™-certified paper and bio-based plastic
Tetra Brik® Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap™ 30 is the first aseptic carton package in the world to receive the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials.
The new package is manufactured using a bio-based plastic film and cap, made from polymers derived from sugar cane. Combined with the paperboard, this lifts the share of materials from renewable sources in the package to above 80%, the threshold for four-star certification from Vinçotte, the Belgium-based accreditation agency that is world-recognized for assessing the renewable content of packaging products.
The new package also boasts up to 17% lower carbon footprint than a standard package, according to an independent lifecycle analysis conducted by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
It’s the first aseptic carton package in the world to receive the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials.