1. Food Safety
Food packaging in a safe way for a long period without the need of refrigeration and addition of additives.
It is possible because the carton package counts with the use of three materials (paper, plastic and aluminum) that are disposed in 6 layers that create a protective barrier, preventing the entrance of light, water, air and microorganisms.
Tetra Pak Layers picture: Tetra Pak Material
2. Used materials and the environment
Tetra Pak carton package is 100 recyclable
On average, the paper corresponds to 75% of the mass of a carton package, and its origin comes from a proper environmental forest handling with a seal of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®), which is an internationally acknowledged forest certification system that identifies through its logotype the products originated from a good forest handling. Thus, deforestation of more areas is avoided, as well as the consumer is advised on his/her purchase decisions.
82% of the Tetra Pak packages materials come from a renewable origin. This is because besides the paper, great part of the plastic used in the packages does not come from petroleum, but from the sugarcane ethanol.
The ink used is 100% water-based and not from chemical solvents that could create dangerous residues and possible contaminants on water and soil.
It is important to understand that waste and residue are completely different concepts. Waste is everything that cannot be reused or recyclable, like bathroom tissues, tampons and food remains, that cannot go to the compost bin, for example. On the other hand, residues are everything that can and should be reused (like the case of our biO2 protein pots that may become plant vases) or even recycled.
ALL products after consumption become RESIDUES; therefore, the conscious discard, that is, the one made in proper and identified bins, becomes extremely necessary.
How to discard?
Our Tetra Pak packages are 100% recyclable! By discarding one of our products like biO2 juice Kids, biO2 juice and biO2 protein, deposit the residue in identified bins as a recyclable material, by waste sorting in your house or office and/or sending it to specific collection points. To know the waste sorting points close to you, type your address in the RECYCLING ROUTE..
Before depositing in the identified bin, remove all the remaining liquid (if there is still any) and unglue the flaps of the box to flatten it and then discard it in a way to occupy less volume in the bins, by thus optimizing its space and consequently its use;
Discard it with the tapped cap, preferably in the bins identified for paper recycling;
When discarding the biO2 Kids products, deposit the disposable straw INSIDE the origin package, so that recycling of this element may be ensured.
Products after its waste sorting are sent to recycling. With the support of a machine similar to a blender, called HIDRAPULPER, the boxes are mixed with water and agitated so as to occur a mechanical agitation separating the paper of the plastic and aluminum.
Then, the paper will be sent to paper factories that might produce new products from its conscious discard (which you have made back then by discarding your residue in an environmental-friendly manner), like our new displays made 100% from recycled paper.
Plastic and aluminum are then sent to the manufacturing of new products, like our scaling wall, chairs, tables and plates that we used on our stands in events.
Tetra Pak Climbing wall photo: Ricardo Ortiz
The environment thanks… And so do we
The destination of residues has become one of the biggest environmental issues of the 21st century. We understand that a conscious disposal is one of the main factors for a less harmful action of the environment.
Recycling increases the shelf life of materials and also contributes to environmental preservation, considering it decreases the pressure of landfills use and prevents that more natural resources are used for the production of new products.
In addition, it prevents that materials like plastic take the risk of staying in nature for more than 100 years until their decay. Cases of wild animals that by mistake fed themselves of pet bottle caps and plastic straws, for instance, as if it they were natural food, are increasingly more frequent, damaging the good functioning of the organism and ending in death.
Recycling is more than necessary, it is essential. If we do our part, we not only spare the environment, but we also contribute to the generation of income from this process.