Tetra Pak and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf team up to promote carton recycling and here’s everything you need to know
Manila, Philippines—In support for Global Recycling Day which takes place on 18 March 2019, Tetra Pak and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf join the rest of the world to celebrate recycling and showcase the vital role it plays in preserving the future of the planet. These two global companies are teaming up for a carton recycling initiative which will run in select The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores until 31 May 2019.
Here’s what you need to know:
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- You can drop off empty drink cartons at participating The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf recycling collection points.
Until May 31, you can drop off empty drink cartons of your favorite juices, milk and other carton-packed beverages at recycling bins located in the following The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf stores:
- Eastwood Mall
- Greenhills Promenade,
- 26Th St. Bistro Bonifacio Global City
- Glorietta 2, Makati
- One Arhcers Place, Taft Avenue
<Caption: Drop off empty drink cartons for recycling at participating The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branches.>
- Remember the 3Fs – Flip, Flap, Flatten drink cartons.
Make sure to empty and rinse the pack first and do the 3Fs – Flip, Flap, Flat before dropping it off for recycling.
For packages that have a straw or screw cap, push the straw back into the empty pack so or re-attach the cap when you are finished with your drink before disposing. This step will ensure that all parts of the package will be recycled together.
<Caption: How to handle empty drink cartons for recycling.>
- Cartons to Creations
Through recycling, beverage cartons are given another life as other useful products. Once empty drink cartons go through the recycling process, the paper fibres are separated from the rest of the materials at a paper mill which are used to produce different types of paper-based products such as notebooks, paper bages, etc. The extracted polymers and aluminium are processed as a composite material, or separately, and then used to make a variety of new products such as roofing sheets, recycle bins, school desks and benches and other items.
<Caption: New products made from recycled drink cartons. >
Hope in a Box
This is not the first time that Tetra Pak and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are teaming up as part of their sustainability efforts. In 2018, they embarked on a collaboration together with social enterprise, GenerationHOPE, to launch Hope in a Box, the first drinking water packed in cartons in the Philippines.
Hope in a Box comes in environmentally sound Tetra Pak cartons and is now available in all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores nationwide. 100% of profits from the sale of Hope in a Box goes to building of public school classrooms nationwide.
<Caption> Hope in a Box is the first drinking water packed in cartons in the Philippines.
The collaboration was born with the goal of encouraging consumers to make a conscious choice in choosing sustainable alternatives. Continuing its efforts into 2019, Tetra Pak and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are now promoting carton recycling through a joint initiative wherein people can drop off their used beverage cartons such as Hope in a Box at select The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores.
ABOUT TETRA PAK
Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With over 24,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com/ph.
ABOUT THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF
Born and brewed in South California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is a leading global roaster and retailer of specialty coffees and teas. The company sources the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world and hand blends coffee and tea for the freshest flavors. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® started the frozen coffee drink craze with the invention of The Original Ice Blended® drink in 1987 and is also the first and only global coffee and tea retailer to offer cold brew tea. The company currently has more than 1,200 retail locations across the globe, and has been in the Philippines since 2003.