The beverage carton industry is fully committed to using energy efficient measures to reduce its environmental impact even further, with each member company having its own CO2 reduction targets in place:
Tetra Pak's climate programme focuses on three areas: favouring renewable materials and energy; reducing energy needs and emissions; and engaging with transportation suppliers. Its climate goal is to cap greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain at 2010 levels by 2020.
The five pillars of Elopak's FutureProof 2020 Strategy also take account of the entire value chain, including a 25% reduction in energy use and a 15% reduction in transportation emissions by 2020.
SIG Combibloc aims to save 40% CO2 emissions by 2015 in all of its worldwide production sites (ref year 2009) and has developed a new aseptic carton structure, which reduces the carbon footprint by 28%.