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Sainsbury's and Tetra Pak team up for packaging "world first"
Article Type: Food Facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 38, Issue 3.
Sainsbury's is to use the world's first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Tetra Pak for its Premium Chopped Tomatoes. The package can be recycled and is made from FSC-certified wood chip. Called Tetra Recart, the packaging is lighter and environmentally-efficient to transport.
Managing director of Tetra Pak UK and Ireland Peter Knutsson said that the announcement comes after a long process. "Launching the world's first FSC-labelled carton for liquid and canned food is a first step in a long and complicated process of having third-party certification for the entire value chain for all our packages", he remarked.
He stated that the company is aiming to have all its paper certified to the high standards of the FSC. The Green Alliance has proposed that all supermarkets should be using recyclable packaging only by 2013.