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Paper Recycling July 17, 2019 12:30:05 PM

Tetra Pak Sets New Milestone With Launch of Paper Straws in Europe

Paul Ploumis
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The paper straws are made from FSC-certified paper. Moreover, it is completely recyclable.

Tetra Pak Sets New Milestone With Launch of Paper Straws in Europe

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Tetra Pak announced the launch of paper straws for portion-size carton packages in Europe. Thereby, it has become the first carton packaging company to launch paper straws in Europe. The launch is the result of the company’s committed efforts to tackle the issue of plastic straw waste. Incidentally, the use of plastic straws has been under fire on account of their dangerous impacts on environment.

According to company press release, the paper straws are made from FSC-certified paper. Moreover, it is completely recyclable. The straw is available initially for two small carton packages commonly used for dairy and beverage products for children: Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Base and Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Base Crystal.​

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Tetra Pak announced that it intends to publish and share its innovations on paper straw developments in the public domain. It invited other industry participants including suppliers and customers to use this knowledge in helping the industry achieve low-carbon circular economy. Meantime, it has also decided to increase production capacity of its straw plant in Lisbon, Portugal. Alongside, it will continue to collaborate with technology leaders to explore biodegradable options such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA).

Adolfo Orive, president and CEO, Tetra Pak stated that the fully functional paper straws meet internationally recognized food safety standards. The launch of paper straws is an important step in its vision to deliver a package made entirely from plant-based packaging materials.

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