Environmentalists Attack Tetra Pak

Published: 7 April 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability, Tetra Pak

According to Toronto’s “City News,” the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) recently looked at the environmental impact of Tetra Pak containers and insists that such packaging is made from virgin pulp, aluminum and plastic, each of which creates pollution through its production. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) claims that Tetra Pak is environmentally friendly because it produces “less waste than a glass bottle.” However, according to TEA representative Franz Hartman, “Just because a container weighs less doesn’t mean it’s green. Tetra Paks are enviro sham, not enviro chic.” Hartman says the most eco-friendly of all alcohol packaging is a refillable glass bottle.

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