TETRA PAK, the global leader in food processing and packaging solutions, has signed its first recycling contract in Saudi Arabia with a local paper mill, OPI, a Saudi-based paper mill located in Riyadh producing 80,000 tons of duplex board annually.
This is the first recycling project of its kind with a paper mill to recycle used beverage cartons in Saudi Arabia.
“Tetra Pak has been at the forefront of recycling for many years and our 2020 recycling goal is an integral part of Tetra Pak’s strategy to drive environmental excellence,” said Niels Hougaard, managing director and cluster leader sales management Tetra Pak Arabia Area. “By collecting and recycling used beverage cartons and turning them into valuable materials we protect natural resources, generate less waste and reduce climate impact.”
He added, “We do not own or operate collection infrastructure and recycling plants, but we make specific investments and provide technical expertise and experience gained globally with recycling partners in countries where carton recycling is required. We also cooperate with all key stakeholders, public institutions, waste management and collection companies, NGO’s, retailers and our customers to make recycling work.”
Tetra Pak’s customers consider recycling as an increasingly important competitive advantage, because their consumers see the need to recycle and in some cases, demand it. Tetra Pak’s fully recyclable packages enable both customers and consumers to make positive environmental choices.
This strategic agreement demonstrates Tetra Pak’s commitment to driving environmental excellence and to contribute to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.