According to the report, Tetra Pak delivered 1.1 billion packages featuring bio-based caps made from plastic derived from sugar cane in 2013, double the number sold in 2012. Also, Tetra Pak’s recycling rates in India have been increased to 25.6% in 2013. This means that one in four cartons sold in the country gets recycled.
In a statement issued by the company, it said, “We are reaching out to more than 16,000 waste pickers across India for collection of used cartons and in the process, improving their health and livelihood.”
Tetra Pak India also continues to invest in educating consumers and others in the waste chain about the recyclability of Tetra Pak cartons.
Among other sustainability achievements, Tetra Pak’s Chakan facility in Pune has been awarded Platinum certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for sustainability measures such as installation of solar panels, rain water harvesting, re-use of waste water and air conditioning from waste heat of generators.
“The Tetra Pak brand is founded on a promise: protect what’s good. Tetra Pak produces the Sustainability Update on an annual basis to explain how we are delivering on that promise,” said Dennis Jonsson, president and CEO, Tetra Pak Group.