21.5 million Arla cheeses now wrapped in a bio-based foil
The move is part of Arla’s ambitious strategy that includes its packaging to be completely carbon-neutral by 2050. All of the 21.5 million Arla cheese products purchased in Denmark every year will now be sold in the greener packaging.
Milk cartons and cheese
The change means that the sliceable and pre-sliced Riberhus, Klovborg and Arla ØKO cheeses will now be wrapped in a packaging that consists of a bio-based foil made from sugar cane and recycled plastic. A new CO2 logo (see in image above) will help customers identify the more climate-friendly cheeses.
The new packaging will reduce Arla’s CO2 emissions by 173,000 kg annually – a reduction of about 12 percent for the dairy company.
Earlier this year, Arla revealed that 92 million of its milk cartons were now made from tree and pant material, ensuring the company a CO2 reduction of 22 percent for its production.