Tetra Pak carton

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A Tetra Pak carton is a type of food packaging made of paperboard, plastic, and aluminum. This article is a comparison of the environmental impact of Tetra Pak cartons. It currently compares the carbon footprint or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and material use of the cartons.[1] The plastic used in Tetra Pak cartons is polyethylene.[2]

Carbon Footprint[edit]

Life-cycle GHG Emissions[1]
Carton Materials
(kg CO2e)
Production
(kg CO2e)
Materials
+
Production
(kg CO2e)
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Base - no-opening (200 mL) 0.010 0.002 0.012
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Base - straw hole (200 mL) 0.010 0.002 0.012
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - no-opening (65 mL) 0.006 0.001 0.007
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (65 mL) 0.006 0.001 0.007
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - perforated (65 mL) 0.006 0.001 0.007
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (100 mL) 0.007 0.002 0.012
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - no-opening (150 mL) 0.009 0.002 0.011
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (150 mL) 0.009 0.002 0.011
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (70 mL) 0.006 0.001 0.007
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (70 mL) 0.006 0.001 0.007
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (100 mL) 0.007 0.002 0.009
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (100 mL) 0.007 0.002 0.009
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (150 mL) 0.009 0.002 0.011
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (200 mL) 0.010 0.002 0.012
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (200 mL) 0.010 0.002 0.012
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (220 mL) 0.011 0.003 0.014
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (220 mL) 0.011 0.003 0.014
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (250 mL) 0.012 0.003 0.015
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (250 mL) 0.012 0.003 0.015
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (500 mL) 0.018 0.004 0.022
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (1000 mL) 0.028 0.006 0.034
Tetra Wedge Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (125 mL) 0.008 0.002 0.01
Tetra Wedge Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (200 mL) 0.012 0.003 0.015
Tetra Recart - Mini - perforated (200 mL) 0.020 0.003 0.023
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 0.022 0.004 0.026
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 0.024 0.005 0.029
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 0.028 0.005 0.033

Material Use[edit]

Material weight[1]
Carton Paperboard
(grams)
Aluminum
(grams)
Plastic
(grams)
Total
(grams)
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Base - no-opening (200 mL) 4 < 1 2 6
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Base - straw hole (200 mL) 4 < 1 2 6
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - no-opening (65 mL) 2 < 1 1 3
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (65 mL) 2 < 1 1 3
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - perforated (65 mL) 2 < 1 1 3
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (100 mL) 3 < 1 1 4
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - no-opening (150 mL) 4 < 1 1 5
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (150 mL) 4 < 1 1 5
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (70 mL) 1 < 1 1 3
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (70 mL) 1 < 1 1 3
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (100 mL) 2 < 1 1 3
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (100 mL) 2 < 1 1 3
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (150 mL) 2 < 1 2 4
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (200 mL) 2 1 2 5
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (200 mL) 2 1 2 5
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (220 mL) 2 1 2 5
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (220 mL) 2 1 2 5
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (250 mL) 2 1 2 5
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (250 mL) 2 1 2 5
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (500 mL) 4 1 4 8
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (1000 mL) 6 1 6 13
Tetra Wedge Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (125 mL) 3 < 1 1 5
Tetra Wedge Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (200 mL) 6 2 1 8
Tetra Recart - Mini - perforated (200 mL) 7 3 1 11
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 11 4 1 16
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 12 4 1 17
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 14 5 1 18


Material weight percent[1]
Carton Paperboard
(weight %)
Aluminum
(weight %)
Plastic
(weight %)
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Base - no-opening (200 mL) 66.8% 7.6% 25.7%
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Base - straw hole (200 mL) 66.8% 7.6% 25.7%
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - no-opening (65 mL) 66.2% 7.6% 26.3%
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (65 mL) 66.2% 7.6% 26.3%
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - perforated (65 mL) 66.2% 7.6% 26.3%
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (100 mL) 66.2% 7.3% 26.5%
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - no-opening (150 mL) 68.5% 7.0% 24.5%
Tetra Classic Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (150 mL) 68.5% 7.0% 24.5%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (70 mL) 48.2% 11.6% 40.2%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (70 mL) 47.8% 11.5% 40.77%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (100 mL) 48.5% 11.3% 40.1%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (100 mL) 48.2% 11.3% 40.5%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (150 mL) 45.4% 10.8% 43.9%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (200 mL) 45.8% 10.8% 43.4%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (200 mL) 45.8% 10.8% 43.4%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (220 mL) 45.7% 10.9% 43.5%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (220 mL) 45.7% 10.9% 43.5%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (250 mL) 45.7% 10.7% 43.5%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - straw hole (250 mL) 45.7% 10.7% 43.6%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (500 mL) 43.6% 10.3% 46.1%
Tetra Fino Aseptic - no-opening (1000 mL) 43.7% 10.3% 45.9%
Tetra Wedge Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (125 mL) 66.3% 7.5% 26.3%
Tetra Wedge Aseptic - Slim - straw hole (200 mL) 72.3% 6.2% 21.5%
Tetra Recart - Mini - perforated (200 mL) 62.2% 7.1% 30.7%
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 69.2% 4.7% 26.1%
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 69.2% 4.7% 26.0%
Tetra Recart - Midi - perforated (250 mL) 69.2% 4.7% 26.0%

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Carton CO2e Footprint." Tetra Pak Processing and Packaging Solutions for Food and Beverages. Tetra Pak International S.A., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2016.
  2. "Packaging material for Tetra Pak carton packages." Tetra Pak Processing and Packaging Solutions for Food and Beverages. Tetra Pak International S.A., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2016.