What are Beverage Cartons?
Beverage cartons are a widely used form of packaging to protect fresh drink and food products, enabling distribution either at ambient temperatures or under refrigerated conditions.
As well as protecting the freshness, flavours and nutritional qualities of the product during transportation, whilst on sale and in the home, the carton is convenient to use and provides optimal shelf-life.
Respecting and protecting the environment
On top of being recyclable, the beverage carton has two additional environmental benefits:
- Its main raw material, wood fibre, is renewable, as it is sourced from responsibly managed forests, found mainly in the Nordic countries of Sweden and Finland
- As a form of packaging, cartons have one of the lowest carbon footprints in their core categories of milk and juice
Beverage cartons are made of, on average (by weight):
- 75% paperboard, a renewable material when the forests are managed responsibly
- 21% polymers, mostly polyethylene, to prevent leakage
- 4% aluminium, to protect drinks from light and oxygen