30 Apr '18, 9am

Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for drinks cartons

Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for drinks cartons

Tetra Pak has today announced it is working on a new paper-based straw that could replace the small plastic straws that are used with small drinks cartons. Plastic straws are an integral part of the portion-sized drinks cartons that are hugely popular with children around the world. However, the small straws and the sharpened end used to pierce the lid of the carton pose a particular threat to marine habitats if they are not properly disposed of. Related articles As Trump readies green auto rules rollback, polling reveals rising public concerns over pollution Defra beefs up civil servant headcount as it grapples with Brexit challenge 'Sustainable consumption': Vattenfall to offer corporate PPAs for South Kyle Wind Farm UK climate targets could halve air pollution by 2050 James Brokenshire appointed as Housing and Communities Secretary Tetra Pak has previously called on cus...

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