Carton Packaging

We have chosen carton packaging. Here’s why:

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In New Zealand, we go through about 1.76 billion plastic containers per year.

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Only about 19% of PET bottles are recycled – 81% are buried under our soil or find their way into our oceans.

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For RPET (Recycled PET), virgin resin (that’s fossil fuel) still has to be added to recycled materials to make a new product.

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The bottle must be clear plastic (most aren’t) to be recycled into something useful. If not, they can only be down cycled. Some districts in New Zealand refuse to collect coloured PET.

Life cycle assessment of Tetra Pak cartons

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LCA of Tetra Pak cartons source: https://www.thinkstep-anz.com/resrc/case-studies/lca-of-tetra-pak-cartons/