Packaging giant Tetra Pak has announced that it might soon launch a paper straw that would be designed to replace the plastic straws that come with portion-sized drinks cartons. The company expects the paper straws to be ready for launch by the end of the year.
“It sounds simple enough,” Charles Brand, Tetra Pak’s executive vice president of product management and commercial operations said about the new straw. “But in reality, there are a number of significant challenges to producing a paper straw with the required properties.” Despite this, he is confident that they will have an alternative to plastic ready this year.
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tetra Pak had nearly $14 billion net sales in 2017. The company’s packaging for liquids includes aseptic packages made from renewable materials and recyclable paperboard that doesn’t require refrigeration.
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