Stora Enso and Tetra Pak launches feasibility study to accelerate beverage carton recycling in Benelux

To meet growing recycling needs in Benelux, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have combined forces on a shared recycling solution for beverage cartons. The joint feasibility study includes a plan for a recycling facility at Stora Enso’s Langerbrugge site in Belgium. Each year, approximately 75,000 tonnes of beverage cartons enter the Benelux market. Of these more than 70% are already collected for recycling. However, there is no existing beverage carton recycling infrastructure in Benelux. In collaboration with Tetra Pak, Stora Enso is launching a new recycling process to recover the…

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Tetra Pak collaborates with Mycorena on ground-breaking alternative proteins plant

Tetra Pak collaborates with Mycorena to build a greenfield production facility for fungi fermentation towards alternative protein-based food applications. This is part of the Company’s long-term view to address the challenges around food safety and security, through the exploration and advancement of innovative food sources. The new plant, located in Falkenberg, Sweden, will produce a meat replacement product from fungi. The factory’s first phase will include mince-based products that will serve as ingredients for making alternative meat products. Furthermore, Mycorena has ambitious plans to expand its production capacity and extend…

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Tetra Pak unites with start-ups, tech companies and academia to accelerate innovation for the future of food

Ahead of last months United Nations World Food Safety Day Tetra Pak announced its new set of research collaborations and programmes to further accelerate efforts to address challenges facing food systems worldwide. The initiative is part of the company’s drive to nurture an innovation ecosystem to open new opportunities in the areas of food availability, safety and sustainability. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation UN FAO, the world is in a very different place compared to six years ago, when it committed to the goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and…

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Tetra Pak tests an industry-first: a fibre-based barrier to replace the aluminium layer

Following the successful completion of a 15-month commercial technology validation of a polymer-based barrier replacing the aluminium layer, Tetra Pak is now moving to the next level of development – testing a fibre-based barrier that is a first within food carton packages distributed under ambient conditions. This step marks yet another breakthrough in the company’s long-term roadmap towards developing an aseptic package that is fully renewable, fully recyclable and carbon-neutral. The aluminium layer currently used in food carton packages plays a critical role in ensuring food safety; and even though…

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Tetra Pak launches pioneering initiative to help restore biodiversity and mitigate the effects of climate change

Tetra Pak announces the launch of the pioneering land restoration initiative The Araucaria Conservation Programme in Brazil, marking the industry’s first nature-based restoration project. The ambition is to generate positive environmental, economic and social benefits for local communities and restore and protect biodiversity in the region. Developed in collaboration with Apremavi, a Brazilian NGO specialising in conservation and restoration projects since 1987, the initiative is set to restore at least 7,000 hectares over a period of ten years – equivalent to 9,800 football pitches – of the Atlantic Forest, one…

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