Tetra Pak and the Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is working with Tetra Pak to help them reduce the carbon footprint of their packaging products in the following ways:

1. Carbon footprint calculations and certification

  • We have  worked together to certify Tetra Pak’s online carbon footprint calculator and certified it as capable of generating 'cradle-to-gate' carbon footprints in compliance with the following international standards - PAS 2050,  ISO 14044 and ISO 14067. 
  • We have certified the ‘cradle-to-grave’ carbon footprint of Tetra Pak’s new plant-based packaging that is made out of sugar cane.
  • We have certified the carbon footprint reductions achieved by comparing the cradle-to-grave footprint of standard Tetra Pak packaging vs the footprint of the new plant-based Tetra Pak packages.
  • We have certified the carbon footprint of Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex® Plant-based packages and certified this packaging as carbon neutral in compliance with the internationally recognised PAS2060 standard.

TetraPak online carbon calculator

Tetra Pak CO2 calculator certificate

2. Carbon footprint labelling

  • We have licensed the use of our ‘Reducing CO2 Packaging’ label on Tetra Pak’s plant-based packaging that is made from sugar cane. This packaging has a smaller carbon footprint than Tetra Pak’s standard packaging.
  • We have licensed the use of our ‘Carbon Neutral Packaging’ label on Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex® Plant-based packages (which are made solely from a combination of plastics derived from sugar cane and paperboard).