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Hi All,

I have the opportunity to interview the recycling officer at Tetrapak. I would love to know if you have any questions you would like answered about tetrapaks.

So far I have these from Twitter followers:

1- Does Tetra recycling actually make sense? After the transport etc surely it generates more C02 than it saves?

2- I put my tetrapaks in with my cardboard recycling, but now I’ve been told that’s wrong. How should I recycle tetrapaks?

Do any of you have any burning questions?

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I’m sure I read/saw somewhere that one of the very few ways of recycling TetraPak (i.e. other than finding a designated recycling bin) is to send it back to them… at the significant cost to the consumer. :(

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I have always wondered about tetrapak recycling, we have it locally in Nuneaton but am not really convinced about it.
So,
In comparrison to plastic bottle or glass recycling which uses less resources when recycled?
How many times can tetrapaks be recycled?
Are they recycled to produce new tetrapaks or to basic components to be used in other areas?

I am sure there are more,good luck with your interview.  Where can we find the answers?
sarie

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Thanks for your questions, Sarie - I’ll be putting up the answers on the site next week; will send a link to it when we’re done.

Wonderwoman; You mentioned tetrapak recycling was a ‘greenwashing’ exercise and then sent links to Greenpeace article - do you have a specific question to ask tetrapak?

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See the above comments. Anything said here is of course a personal belief.

Good luck with your interview - I’m sure you’ll find your own questions.
w.w.

Like everything to do with recycling it does to some extent depend on what arrangements your council has - so here we do recyle tetrapaks in with our paper recycling - our recycling and waste collection service was recently overhauled and so this is up to date info and on the whole its a great service. So, I guess I would like to know, why some councils are able to recycle tetrapaks and others cant and what the manufacturers are going to do about it to make it easier for all councils to organise. I’d also like to know if its greener to recycle tetrapaks than plastic. Until we could recylcle them I used to try my hardest to avoid them and only buy drinks in recyclable pakaging such as glass or plastic (preferably glass because of chemical transference with plastic, and a general wish to reduce our consumption of plastic wherever possible). I still feel uncomfortable about using them so would love to have more info.

Good luck!

I heard Tetrapaks are shipped to Scandinavia for recycling- is that true? Are there plans for UK based recycling plants?
I have noticed Sainsbury’s is switching their tinned pulses to Tetrapaks, and tinned tomatoes… they are becoming more and more widely used.

The article is up - please have a read and leave any comments:

http://myzerowaste.com/2009/06/recycling-officer-jenny-walden-from-tetrapak-answers-your-recycling-questions/

Enjoy!

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Very interesting, thank you for putting our questions forward.

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