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Sainsbury's swaps tins for Tetra

Sainsburys will be the first UK supermarket to stock a new style recyclable carton in place of tin cans. It will stock the Tetra Recart carton package which is made with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) wood fibre and is part of the Tetra Pak family. It will initially use the packaging for its own-brand premium chopped tomatoes, which will move out of a tin can weighing 50g, into the lighter 18g packaging. As well as being two thirds lighter than a tin can, the carton is recyclable and can now be recycled with over 70% of the UKs councils. Packaging manager Stuart Lendrum said: The launch of this type of packaging is another world first for Sainsburys, as it combines the benefits of lighter and recyclable Tetra Pak packaging with the use of FSC certified material. According to Sainsburys more than 65% of a Tetra Recart package is made from paper-board, a renewable resource. Tetra Pak firmly believes that being environmentally responsible is the basis of good business. Launching the worlds first FSC-labelled carton for liquid and canned food is a first step in a long and complicated process of having third party certification for the entire value chain for all our packages. Our ultimate goal is to have all the paper in our packaging certified to the highest standard currently set by the FSC, added Tetra Pak UK managing director Peter Knutsson. Image: Tetra Recart Carton, Sainsbury's own brand premium chopped tomatoes

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