Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Economy

Only wood-fiber cardboard. Finland will refuse plastic when packing milk


Announced Valio in Finland about 100% transition to packing for a dairy ruler from completely vegetable raw materials. the Company reported

about the purpose to pass to vegetable packing by 2018 three years ago.

Cardboard boxes are made of wood-fiber cardboard, and the renewable plastic used for production of covers and alignment of cardboard boxes is made of vegetable ethanol which is a collateral stream in the industry on production of a sugar cane, reports dairynews

of Valio annually sells about 250 million boxes of milk, cream and yogurt in Finland. It is considered that transition to an original packing will allow to reduce emissions of CO2 by 3,140 tons per year. Now the company seeks to make all the packing of renewable materials on a vegetable basis and studies ways of production of boxes for juice on a vegetable basis.

Tanya Virtanen-Leppa (Tanja Virtanen-Lepp?), the manager on development of packing of Valio, noted: "Development of a plastic layer of a cardboard box for juice took place successfully, and we will be able to produce nearly 100% of boxes for juice on a vegetable basis this year. Our purpose - in decrease in the general impact on the environment: the correct types of packaging protect products and prevent food waste, and packing on a vegetable basis reduces a carbon trace of products. We also expand use of the processed raw materials and we urge consumers to process correctly our packing".

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