By 2050 the world’s population is predicted to reach 9.1 billion, which will require an increase of 70 per cent food availability. Packaging helps keep food safe, nutritious and available. And, with 33 per cent of food lost or wasted each year, high-performance packaging plays a critical role in today’s global food delivery system.
Today, packaging also causes problems for the planet, from greenhouse gas emissions, plastic waste in our environment and expanding landfills, to the depletion of finite resources and limited recyclability.
Tetra Pak is on a journey towards building a more sustainable planet. By continuing to develop increasingly sustainable packaging solutions, the company is helping food producers, consumers and the entire value chain improve their environmental footprint, mitigate climate change and protect nature – all while ensuring food safety and availability for a growing number of people around the world.
Recycling of packaging is important, but it is not enough. To protect the planet, the future food package should maximise the use of materials with a reduced impact on nature. Tetra Pak believes carton packages are a more sustainable alternative, which is why the company aims to increase the paper-based content and further increase the sustainably sourced plant-based content in its carton packages.
Carton packages have great future potential across all dimensions to become the ultimate solution for nature and climate. It’s a circular model that starts with plant-based materials, produces carbon-neutral carton packages, recycles them and designs them with maximum paper-based content.