What we use:
We’re happy that the main ingredient in our drinks cartons (70% of the total) is renewable paper. Our favourite; the more we use the less plastic we have to! That’s sandwiched with thin layers of PE plastic (polyethylene) – the world’s most used plastic so it’s good news that it’s recyclable.
Our non-chilled drinks cartons have a very thin layer of aluminum, too, but only the minimum required. Seals in freshness, good; hard to recycle, bad; one for our to do list!
Aluminium makes the packs liquid-proof, but also allows them to be transported and stored without having to be chilled. All that energy saved and a big tick for our CO2 score. But our chilled drinks cartons contain absolutely no aluminum and have an even lower carbon impact. And here’s some great news. In 2020 we’re going to replace as much of the plastic as we can with plant-based plastics. Plastic from sugar cane, renewable, sustainable, so much more us! And the only thing that might hold us back is what’s technically possible. Our chilled drinks cartons will be a brilliant 96% plant-based plastic! While the ambient packs will still need that thin aluminum layer so we’ll only be able to make them 89% plant-based. But it’s all progress on our plant-based journey.
Why we use it:
Right now, it’s the best balance. It’s the most sustainable combination of materials available that also makes sure our drinks reach you as fresh as the day they were packed. But we’re always looking at ways to improve.
What makes us happy:
Today, this solution has a very low carbon impact.
Tomorrow, this type of pack could be 100% renewable.
What we’re working on:
Using even more plant-based materials. It’s what we’re all about, after all. By 2025, we aim at sourcing all plastics in our cartons from renewable, sustainably grown sources like sugar cane, making every carton even more plant-based further reducing CO2 emissions.
Finding a renewable alternative for aluminum.
Making the pack even easier to recycle.
Saying goodbye to plastic straws and finding a truly sustainable alternative with the lightest possible footprint.