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.

Tetra Pak 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).