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Sustainable packaging thinks outside the box

29 October 2015

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"A package should save more than it costs," says Tetra Pak founder Dr Ruben Rausing. Tetra Pak is leading the industry in environmentally and socially responsible innovations.

Following the launch of the world's first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-labelled beverage carton in 2007, the company now has FSC CoC certification across its 92 entities worldwide and has supplied more than 700 million FSC labelled packages in Oceania alone. It is also being lauded as the first company to introduce an entirely bio-based, recyclable carton, made from plant-based plastics derived from sugar cane.

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Keywords: tetrapak, packaging, milk, food, characteristics of technological outcomes, characteristics of technology

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