Fold with it: Oasis and Tetra Pak unveils sustainable water carton packaging in UAE
By Pearly Neo
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UAE’s food and beverage manufacturer National Food Products Company (NFPC) launched its Oasis brand of drinking water in sustainable Tetra Pak carton packaging in March, the first water brand in the region to do so.
The water is available in 330mL carton packaging, and started sales in all major supermarkets from mid-March 2020, at a retail price of 1.5 AED (USD 0.41). The launch was announced at the Gulfood exhibition in Dubai.
Rodney Reynders, the cluster leader for sustainability (Greater Middle East and Africa) at Tetra Pak told FoodNavigator-Asia, “Research shows that consumers are very much aware of the impact packaging has on the environment."
"The new carton package will give consumers a choice to have a package made mainly from renewable resources, with a lower environmental impact that other types of beverage packaging.”
According to Reynders, the carton is mainly made from paperboard, a renewable material made from wood, that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
“There are also layers of polyethylene and aluminium that protect the product from light and oxygen.”
While the packaging is not bio-degradable, it is fully recyclable.