July 13, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Tetra Pak has announced the inauguration of its new packaging material plant in Hohhot, Northern China which operates completely on power from renewable resources – often referred to as ‘green electricity’.
As one of Tetra Pak’s most advanced manufacturing facilities for aseptic carton packages worldwide, the new plant in Hohhot marks a significant milestone in Tetra Pak’s increasing presence in China. Tetra Pak invested €60 million to build the plant, bringing total investment in the country to €250 million, with a total capacity of approximately 50 billion packs a year in its four Chinese plants.
The Hohhot facility is the first manufacturing plant in Inner Mongolia and among the first in China, to exclusively use green electricity. The plant consumes an estimated 20 million kWh of green power annually, which corresponds to an estimated saving of 16,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The green electricity supplied to Tetra Pak comes primarily from wind power.
The inauguration of the new plant coincides with the publication of Tetra Pak’s 2009 Environmental and Social Report, which details the company’s community and environmental goals and initiatives around the world.
A full copy of Tetra Pak’s Environmental and Social Report can be downloaded from www.tetrapak.com/esr.