Tetrapaks, sustainability and the planet
Hi, I was just making my porridge with some Oatly barrista milk and pondering the Tetrapak in my hand. I also had another Tetrapak out as my apple juice was in one.
I've gone and looked at their website for sustainability information and it says they're recyclable and so on. What I can't find there or on your site is: why use Tetrapak rather than say an old fashioned re-useable glass bottle? Given that there is a plastic/aluminium liner inside I'm intrigued to understand how it is more planet friendly than (say) a plastic bottle that can easily be recycled. Tetrapaks go either into wood pulp or building material. I've discovered my local council (Dorset) would mean it ended up as building material rather than landfill.
I'm curious about the carbon impact, the sustainability, and the planet impact of a Tetrapak.
It struck me as I was holding your Oatly pack that all the non-dairy milks are in Tetrapaks. None in glass bottles or plastic bottles.
Is that simply because they are cheaper, easier to fill and ship, less breakable...? Is it a PROFIT thing? OR is it because they are more recyclable, have a lower impact on the planet as a whole.
There are zero hits in your community forum for 'Tetrapak'.
Planet friendly or Profit friendly?
I guess you've done your research...