Pully/Lausanne, Switzerland -- Tetra Pak’s cartons are fully recyclable, which means that all parts of the package – the paper, the plastics and the alufoil – can be material recycled; that is, used as a feedstock in the creation of new materials.
Over the past couple of days, a number of publications have run reports based on a press release by the German special interest group, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH). The group claims that Tetra Pak is misleading consumers by using the phrase “I am 100% recyclable”, alongside an illustration of a carton package.
Tetra Pak strongly refutes this allegation: "It is a great shame that DUH continues to misinterpret our statements, creating unnecessary controversy and bringing the very strong environmental profile of carton packaging into disrepute. Our intention all along has been focused solely on finding ways to motivate consumers into collecting beverage cartons for recycling, and on providing them with information regarding the environmental characteristics of carton packaging." Quelle: Tetra Pak International SA