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Bio-Based Gable Top Package Produced by Tetra Pak

Gable Top Bi-based is reported to be the first fully renewable gable top package produced and filled in the US

DENTON, TX | Tetra Pak reports the successful production of the first fully renewable Gable Top package in the US. Tetra Pak Gable Top Bio-based packages are made solely from renewable materials, defined as natural resources that can be replenished over time. The innovative new cartons are developed from a combination of paperboard and sugar cane derived plastics.

First introduced in Europe in January 2015 as Tetra Rex Bio-based, the new Tetra Pak Gable Top Bio-based package was specially adapted for the US market.

"Environmental excellence is one of Tetra Pak's strategic priorities and a driver of our product development activities," said Carmen Becker, president and CEO. "We're proud to be the first to offer a fully renewable carton package to the US market and believe that increasing the renewable content of our packages is not only good for the environment, but also offers our customers a competitive advantage."

Tetra Pak customers using the standard half-gallon gable top with or without closure can easily transition to the new bio-based version without the need for any additional investment or modification to their existing filling machines.

The environmental profile of Tetra Pak's fully renewable package continues to garner international attention. In the last year, it has been recognized with seven awards, including first place in the Sustainable Innovation category at the Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards. Tetra Pak now expects to deliver globally more than 100 million of these fully renewable packages to customers in 2016.


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