What we use:
We’re happy that the main ingredient in our drinks cartons (70% of the total) is paper, a renewable resource. We sandwich it with thin layers of PE plastic (polyethylene), and sometimes a very thin layer of aluminum, but only the minimum required. This not only makes the pack liquid-proof, it also means the packs can be transported and stored without being chilled. All that energy saved and a big tick for our CO2 score.
But did you know that our chilled drinks cartons contain absolutely no aluminum and have an even lower carbon impact.
And here’s some great news. Starting next year we’re going to replace as much of the plastic as technically possible with plant-based plastics. The total proportion of plant-based materials in our chilled drinks cartons will be a brilliant 96%! For the ambient packs we’ll still need that thin aluminum layer so we’ll only be able to make them 89% plant-based. But it’s all steps in the right direction.
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.