in response to the insändarskribenterna Ulrika Voghera and Sven Jansson, I want to first say that we would have continued with the old Tetra brick packaging, a time to time, but the machines were so old that the slope in a stopped and caused production and delivery problems, which created empty shelves in the store.
In the choice of new packaging solution it was important for us to find a solution that is as good as possible from the climate and återvinningsperspektiv and at the same time reducing food wastage.
of Course, we also wanted to have a packaging that consumers like to use. Consumers have for several years been asking for a resealable yoghurtförpackning.
it is not easy to see that the old ”tegelstensförpackningen”, Tetra brik, which has a layer of fossil material both on the inside and on the outside of the box that will not leak. The new packaging, Tetra top, is 70% made of renewable materials, and uses a sockerrörsplast on the outside of the packaging.
We work with our suppliers to replace the fossilplast that are in the pack and believe that we already have a solution in place for the cork, which means that we when reach 80 percent renewable materials.
Within three years, the target is a pack of one hundred percent plant-based plastic. Until we have a package that is completely fossil-fuel-free carbon offsets in Arla for the increased klimatavtrycket on the current packaging in relation to the old.
the last out of the yoghurt, you can open the tabs in the bottom to thereby be able to flatten and squeeze out as much of the yogurt as possible, in a similar way as it did with the old packaging. Food - and matsvinnsbloggaren Louise Ungerth have made a blog post about just this topic and come to the conclusion that it is about as much left in the packaging compared with the old ”brick”.
When it comes to sorting, you need not actually remove the top if you don't want to. It works great to add the whole pack is among the pappförpackningarna (and the cork in among the plastic if you choose to take it).
In plants that take care of these cartons are taken fibres and recycled and becomes new cardboard boxes (up to seven times), the plastic is sorted out and used for energy recovery.