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Sustainable packaging

Towards fully circular packaging

Packaging plays a key role in protecting the quality and freshness of our products, but we are also aware that our packaging can have a negative impact on the environment. That's why we want our packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable and made with responsible materials.

Actions we’ve taken to make our packaging more sustainable…

24% C02e Footprint Reduction
24% C02e Footprint Reduction

By using fewer materials and shifting to materials with a lower CO2e footprint, we have reduced CO2e emissions from our packaging by 24% - that's 116,000 tonnes - from 2005-2019.

More of our packaging is now recyclable
More of our packaging is now recyclable

We are continually improving the design of our packaging, so it can go through waste handling systems where our consumers live, which in turn helps them contribute to a more circular flow of plastic in society.

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New skyr bucket reduces plastic by 40 percent

A new bucket for our skyr products is made of 40 percent less plastic, reduces CO2 emissions by 30 percent, and is 100% recyclable.

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Dairy products in the fridges of European Households are Getting Better for the Environment

On a journey that started in 2019 and is continuing in 2020, Arla is making over 1 billion units of packaging more sustainable across six European countries.

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Arla Finland Pioneers in More Sustainable Packaging

Arla Finland teamed up with the Norwegian packaging company Elopak and the Finnish biofuel company, UPM. They had a common goal: to find a more sustainable solution for the packaging. UPM came up with a new invention: a wood-based bio plastic made from FSC-certified Finnish wood.

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Black is the New Green

At Arla, being green means turning black: Just like our newest milk crates, which are now black and made from 100% recycled plastic. 

Our global
ambition

  • 100% recyclable packaging by 2025

  • Reduce carbon footprint of packaging with 30% by 2030, compared to 2015 levels

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

Our work on sustainable packaging supports the UN SDGs

  • No. 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production by minimizing any packaging waste in food consumption of healthy products.
  • No. 17 - Partnerships for the Goals by taking actions to reduce our packaging with suppliers and customers and working with local recycling solutions.