Date: 25. May 2020
Time to read: 1 min
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.
- The Tetra Pak packaging remains created in the production of dairy products are processed into tissues, paper towels and toilet paper. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
- Planica ice cream was designed by Ljubljanske mlekarne 45 years ago and remains the best-selling product in the category of family packages. The image of this ice cream has been upgraded several times over the intervening years, but the recipe has not changed. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
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.
- Fruit joghurts. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
- Ego - fruit joghurt. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
- Alpine milk. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
- Ice cream on a stick. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives.
- Maxim ice cream on a stick with pistacia flavour. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
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.
- Vanilla ice cream on a stick with a chocolate coating from Ljubljanske mlekarne. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
- Cheese Jošt. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
- Mu Brand. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives
- The company Ljubljanske mlekarne was established in 1956. Right from the beginning, it offered milk, yoghurt, cream, quark and other cheeses. Photo: Ljubljanske mlekarne archives