Avonmore has announced that it has switched to Tetra Top cartons for its fresh cream range, saving up to 40 tonnes of plastic every year.
Avonmore fresh cream, double-cream and light cream will now be available in Tetra Top packaging, which contains 62% less plastic than the previous bottles.
The company noted that the new packaging uses paperboard from 'responsibly managed forests' and other 'controlled sources', where new-forest growth replaces harvested trees.
Miriam Walker, director of consumer domestic services at Avonmore, said that it is the “same fantastic, high-quality fresh cream, but now it comes in packaging that is kinder to the planet."
“The Avonmore cream inside our new Tetra Top packaging is the freshest and highest-quality cream – nothing has changed, taste-wise," she added.
“As part of Avonmore’s sustainability strategy, our aim is that 100% of our product packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. We are recommending that consumers also play their part in this sustainability journey, and that they wash, squash and recycle Avonmore cream Tetra Top cartons.”
Forest Stewardship Council
According to Avonmore, the Tetra Top cartons are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, indicating that the paperboard used is from well-managed, responsible and controlled sources, where new-forest growth replaces harvested trees.
Avonmore is a Glanbia Ireland brand, which is 100% owned by Glanbia Co-op, which has over 11,000 farmer members.