Tetra Pak

Hello, I was unable to follow the link for recycling tetrapak (above - "page not found"). Is it true that there are different kinds of tetrapak (ie good and bad?). I was initially pleased to read the advice to recycle the carton as cardboard, but have my doubts now.

Also, there is still a small plastic part of the screw top attached to the carton. Surely that can't recycle as cardboard?


  • Hi Souren,

    Thanks for bringing that to our attention! Please find the updated link here.

    The advice to recycle the Tetra Pak packaging as cardboard is correct for the majority of councils in the UK. However, as the recycling system in the UK is not unified please do check on the link provided above to clarify how to recycle this packaging in your area.

    The different materials in the packaging are separated out during the recycling process. You can read more about it here.

    If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us again.

    All the best
  • I really love and enjoy the taste of oatly, however i am quite dissappointed by the packaging it comes in.  Although tetra packs are labled as recyclable and there is one  whole dedicated recyling plant for it near Halifax, it has the capcity to recycle less than half of what is used.  Given this problem it would be awesome if Oatly provided to option to purchase its product in a glass bottle with a rubber cap. I   admire what the company say they stand for it would be very sad if this was just rhetoric.

  • Hi Sha,

    Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear that you enjoy our products and care about sustainability as much as we do!

    I’m sorry to hear about the limited recycling capabilities in your area and appreciate your suggestion.

    We consider the total climate impact when it comes to our packaging as the largest environmental impact of packaging lies in what the packaging is made out of rather than if and how it is recycled. Our current packaging has a 60-70% lower carbon impact than that of glass or PET plastic bottles. Our Tetra Pak cartons are recyclable in currently over 90% of local councils in the UK, though we are aware that there is more work to do and we are working with Tetra Pak to increase these capabilities.

    We definitely see your point about glass bottles and appreciate the suggestion. However, when it come to glass, unfortunately, no glass bottle is made out of 100% recycled material. Most bottles are still made of 60% virgin materials and are heavy and resource-demanding to produce. So rather than adjusting to something less sustainable we will continue to work closely with Tetra Pak to improve the recycling options of councils across the UK.

    I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.

    All the best,
    Marsali Miller

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