Tetra Pak has released its 5th environmental survey, which is repeated biennially, highlighting the growing demand among consumers for renewable materials and environmental messages on packaging among consumers around the world. The report states that recycling is perceived as a basic need by both consumers and stakeholders of the food industry.
The survey conducted this year by Tetra Pak, which provides safe, innovative and environmentally friendly products that meet the daily needs of hundreds of millions of people all over the world, reveals that there has been an increase in demand for recyclable materials among the stakeholders of the food industry, with the development of new technologies. Accordingly, the use of bio-based materials is considered as one of the most important environmental trends that will shape the future of the beverage industry. According to the survey, the use of paper as a renewable material shows that cardboard is perceived by consumers as the most “environmentally friendly” package type.
Increasing demand for environmental labels
Another highlight of the report is that there is a growing demand for more environmental information. 37% of consumers look for environmental messages on food packages in order to make an informed choice. While the confidence of consumers in environmental messages was 2011% in 37, today this rate reaches 54%. One in five consumers surveyed recognize the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC™) logo, and the majority can relate to sustainable forestry.
Recycling is considered a necessity.
Among consumers, since 2005, separate collection and separation of packages for recycling is considered the foremost environmental activity, while among food industry stakeholders, the recyclability of packaging material is given the highest priority.
Tetra Pak President and CEO Dennis Jönsson said: “The findings from this year's report support the importance of putting the environment at the center of our strategic agenda. “We have made firm commitments to reduce our environmental footprint on the value chain, create sustainable products and increase recycling rates, and we have made significant progress towards achieving our goals in all these critical areas.”
As of 2010, Tetra Pak has placed its environmental goals at the center of the company's activities. The company has committed to keeping carbon emissions along its value chain at 2020 levels by the end of 2010. Increasing the number of recycled cardboard boxes by 2002 billion every year since 1, Tetra Pak aims to double the recycling rate of used cardboard boxes by 2020. Continuing its efforts to develop cardboard packaging made of 100 percent renewable materials, the company plans to increase the amount of FSC certified cardboard used in these packaging products by 100 percent.
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