In an article published on April 25, 2016 by news provider Beverage Daily, journalist Jenny Eagle reports on a new carton bottle called Tetra Top using more than 80% plant-based materials and launched by companies Tetra Pack and JUST Water. The main sleeve of the carton is made of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paperboard. The cap and top of the bottle are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugarcane. In this manner, the packaging is comprised of 82% renewable content, Eagle writes. According to Grace Jeon, CEO of JUST Water, the bio-based Tetra Top package significantly reduces the carbon footprint of bottled water as compared with different types of plastic water bottles. U.S. company JUST Water uses the new carton bottle for its 100% spring water. Tetra Top is also available for other chilled products, such as juices and nectars, liquid dairy products, still drinks, food, and dairy alternatives.
The recyclability of the Tetra Top carton bottle was not commented in the article.
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Anne Marie Mohan (April 23, 2016). “JUST water bottle now includes plant-based materials.” Greener Package
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