Tetra Pak West Africa, in its global commitment to ensuring improved food packaging, is set to embark on a sustainability drive, tagged: ‘Better with Carton’ to create awareness among stakeholders about the worrisome environmental effects of packaging materials and the need to switch to cartons for food safety and consumers’ health. The Managing Director, Tetra Pak West Africa, Oshiokamele Aruna, during a media parley, said that the firm had been championing the continuous need for safe food packaging for many years and had made safety and health some of its guiding principles.
He said the company had expanded access to safe food in the entire food and beverage industry to deliver safe, standard and high-quality food packages, using some of the latest technologies to push modern limits of packaging, processing, and service solutions. “Tetra Pak packages are environmentally-sound because they are made from renewable materials and recycled with the aim of helping prevent food waste. As more and more companies globally continue to explore alternative packaging materials to achieve plastic reduction targets, carton has won the heart of many and certified as one of the more sustainable solution because it is bio-based, recyclable, and reusable. It can be used to make new paper products within a cycle. With this in mind, Tetra Pak, as a leading global company, has decided to embark on an awareness campaign”, he added.
The Marketing Director, Tetra Pak West Africa, Clement Sunday, while giving further insights on the proposed campaign, declared that it is majorly an opportunity to share the positive experience of companies already using carton in their packaging to other people. According to him, “the idea is to encourage most of our enthusiastic customers to share their voice on the positives of used beverage cartons so that more are aware of the enormous advantages of carton. We are extending our global commitment to sustainability to our stakeholders in West Africa through awareness drive and hoping to reach as many as possible in the immense benefits of using cartons in packaging through many activities including sustainability advocacy fora and seminar events, which we have lined up for this purpose”.