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From Tetra Pak packaging to tissues

Ljubljanske mlekarne is one of the large and traditional Slovenian companies that have been creating a success story for many years. Despite its long-standing tradition, the company has always kept up with the times and has achieved excellent results. It is the first Slovenian company that managed to close its internal material loop as regards Tetra Pak packaging.

160 tons of Tetra Pak packaging waste is produced annually in the course of the production process. The material loop starts in the production process, where packaging material from a reel is transformed into the shape known to customers and filled with dairy products. The packaging remains are deposited on an ecological island and then brought to the press.

A packaging waste management company delivers the packaging remains to a paper mill, where they are processed into tissues, paper towels and toilet paper.

Ljubljanske mlekarne then buys hygienic products for daily use by employees. By purchasing and using a new product resulting from its own waste, the company takes responsibility for it even after leaving the production plant.

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The activities take place within the framework of the circular economy project From Packaging to Tetra Pak Tissues.

Besides Ljubljanske mlekarne, Tetra Pak, Dana, Mercator and the EKO INCIATIVA Association also participate in this project.

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Establishing the brand as ecological

Ljubljanske mlekarne is aware that the circular economy has become an important economic issue.

Ljubljanske mlekarne was the first company in the Slovenian food processing industry to receive the EMAS certificate.

It is constantly striving to reduce emissions into the environment, it controls the consumption of water resources, its production plants have their own treatment plants, and a waste separation system in place.

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Author: Tanja Glogovčan Belančić

Date: 25. May 2020

Time to read: 1 min