Global food processing and packaging company, Tetra Pak, has become a corporate member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s pre-competitive innovation programme.
Packaging enables safe consumption of food everywhere. And across the globe hundreds of millions of people come into contact with Tetra Pak food packaging every day.
By leveraging the company’s size and scale, Tetra Pak sees its packaging solutions as an asset that can drive down food waste and, by working to develop recycling solutions, close material loops.
The company aims to offer packages entirely made of renewable materials and is already making strides towards this goal.
Dennis Jönsson, CEO of Tetra Pak – “Joining the CE100 programme reflects Tetra Pak’s commitment to maintaining a leadership position in recycling and in the use of renewable materials from sustainably managed sources.”
The company’s packages are primarily made of paperboard obtained from sustainably managed forests which carry the FSC™-label anywhere in the world.
In 2014, Tetra Pak launched its first milk package made entirely from plant-based materials. It is made of paperboard and plastics derived from sugar-cane, an achievement recognised at the 2016 Circulars Awards.
The company aims to lead by example when it comes to deploying the potential of renewable materials, from sustainable sourcing to recycling.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation says the CE100 offers the opportunity to collaborate with other thought leaders to identify further opportunities to influence and support the acceleration to a circular economy.
Dennis Jönsson, CEO of Tetra Pak said: “Joining the CE100 programme reflects Tetra Pak’s commitment to maintaining a leadership position in recycling and in the use of renewable materials from sustainably managed sources.”
The Circular Economy 100 is a pre-competitive innovation programme established to enable organisations to develop new opportunities and realise their circular economy ambitions faster.
It brings together corporates, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates in a unique multi-stakeholder platform. Specially developed programme elements help members learn, build capacity, network, and collaborate with key organisations around the circular economy.
Other CE100 corporate members include Coca Cola, Google, H&M and Unilever.