Tetra Pak, Vernon Hills, Ill., launched what is said to be the industry’s first package made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials. Tetra Pak milk carton

The new Tetra Rex carton features bio-based, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, in addition to Forest Stewardship Council-certified paperboard.?

Developed in partnership with Braskem, a biopolymers producer based in Philadelphia, the new Tetra Rex package will be commercially available in early 2015. Tetra Pak customers using the standard 1 liter Tetra Rex with TwistCap OSO 34 can easily transfer to the new version without the need for any additional investment or modification to their existing filling machines.?

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