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Who is Tetra Pak?

Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. They produce and supply a complete carton range for fresh products destined for human consumption. Tetra Pak is working tirelessly to contribute to a sustainable future and you can learn more about their company values here: https://www.tetrapak.com/about/our-identity-and-values

Where does the water come from?

Fresh Water Norway has a license from Porsgrunn county to tap 1 billion liters of pure Norwegian mineral water annually. Porsgrunn sources its water from Valleråsen waterworks, which is supplied with water from Lake Farris and Mjøvann. The water is filtered, without losing key nutrients, to ensure the highest quality drinking water.Laboratory reports show that the Telemark basin ranks among the best drinking waters in Europe. The water was named the best drinking water in Norway in 2013. It contains a high pH value of about 7.9-8.2

Why is PH value important and what is FWN PH value?

Your body’s pH balance, also referred to as its acid-base balance, is the level of acids and bases in your blood at which your body functions best. The human body is built to naturally maintain a healthy balance of acidity and alkalinity.
Fresh Water Norway´s water will maintain a PH value between 7,7-8,2

What does TDS mean?

Total dissolved solids (TDS) is the term used to describe the inorganic salts and small amounts of organic matter present in solution in water. The principal constituents are usually calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium cations and carbonate, hydrogencarbonate, chloride, sulfate, and nitrate anions.
The palatability of drinking water has been rated by panels of tasters in relation to its TDS level as follows: excellent, less than 300 mg/litre; good, between 300 and 600 mg/litre; fair, between 600 and 900 mg/litre; poor, between 900 and 1200 mg/litre; and unacceptable, greater than 1200 mg/litre*

*source: WHO – https://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/chemicals/tds.pdf

What is the shelf life of a Fresh Water Norway carton?

The 1,5L will have a shelf life stamp of 2 years. All water containers have shelf life stamps as it is required by the EU. But do bear in mind that it is a ´best before, good after´ stamp.

Isn’t water just water?

Absolutely not ! … Water that has passed through harsh and
heavy filters to remove bacteria or salt content will contain little
to none of the natural nutrients which are vital for hydration and
health.

The Nutrition Facts of water from Fresh Water Norway:
· NA (SODIUM) 3.34
· CA (CALCIUM) 26.3
· MG (MAGNESIUM) 0.9
· CL (CHLORIDE) 9.5
· F (FLUROIDE) 0.1
· SO4 (SULFATE) 18
· PH (PH LEVEL) 7.7-8.2
· TDS (TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS) 83

Does Fresh Water Norway add nutrients to the water?

No. The only process Fresh Water Norway’s water goes through at the factory is a UV light filter. This is a very safe and healthy last “cleaning” process that will ensure top quality water with all the minerals intact

What are the cartons made from?

We strive to ensure the products we use are the most eco-friendly available today. We will continue to monitor and evolve with the technological advances in this sector. Our ultimate goal is to deliver a product that is made from 100 percent renewable materials.Today the cartons are med from paperboard, polymers, plant-based polymers and aluminium foil.

Why does the carton contain aluminum?

  • The aluminum is there to protect the water from potential contamination.

Does the carton contain BPA?

  • No

What is the footprint of an equivalent size plastic bottle?

This really depends, however on average a 1,5L PET bottle will have around 75% higher CO2 footprint.

What is the cap made of?

We strive to ensure the products we use are the most eco-friendly available today. We will continue to monitor and evolve with the technological advances in this sector. Our ultimate goal is to deliver a product that is made from 100 percent renewable materials.Today the caps are made of plant-based polymers. Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugarcane.

What is sugarcane?

Derived from Brazilian sugarcane ethanol, they look exactly the same as conventional fossil made plastic caps but have a significantly lower carbon footprint as the plants absorb CO2 from the air as they grow.

Where are the sugarcane grown?

The sugarcane we use is farmed in Brazil. The production of the sugarcane used in our cartons are farmed in the center-south region of Brazil i.e. over 1200km away from the Amazon rainforest.

Does the harvesting of sugarcane affect the amazon forest?

No. The sugarcane used to make our caps are farmed far away from the Amazon. In fact, its is farmed over 1200km away from the Amazon rainforest.

Who and what is Bonsucro?

Bonsucro is a global multi-stakeholder non-profit organisation that exists to promote sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world. Bonsucro supports a community of over 250 members in over 50 countries, from all elements of the sugarcane supply chain, including, farmers, millers, traders, buyers and support organisations.Bonsucro provides a global platform for collective action to accelerate sustainability in the production and processing of sugarcane.

Can the cartons be recycled, and where is recycling available?

Yes, Tetra Pak cartons are fully recyclable. The paperboard is recycled into paper products, while the remaining products, consisting of polyethylene and aluminum, can be recycled into panel boards, roof sheets and so on.
FWN cartons are best recycled with other paper and cardboard waste. Carton waste is recyclable anywhere carton recycling facility is available. Most major ports accept this waste for recycling.
Please note that Tetrapak.com also publishes updated information regarding recycling world wide.

Are the Cartons more space efficient than regular PET bottles?

Yes. The brick shape of the carton allows for optimal storage when full as the amount of air left between the cartons when stacked is minimal, especially compared to cylinder formed bottles. When empty, the cartons can be flat packed to take up minimal space or burnt in an incinerator. It is also easier to store flat packed carton than “flat packed” water bottles.

 

 

 

Can the cartons be burnt in an incinerator?

Yes, Tetra Pak cartons are fully recyclable. The paperboard is recycled into paper products, while the remaining products, consisting of polyethylene and aluminum, can be recycled into panel boards, roof sheets and so on.
FWN cartons are best recycled with other paper and cardboard waste. Carton waste is recyclable anywhere carton recycling facility is available. Most major ports accept this waste for recycling.
Please note that Tetrapak.com also publishes updated information regarding recycling world wide.

If all the water is coming from Norway, how will the issue of CO2 emissions for transporting to a shipping hub port be addressed?

Transport typically has a very small impact, especially bulk transport by boat. Typically transport is 2-3% of total carbon impact. In addition, transportation from our factory to the container vessel is abt 200 meters, which excludes heavy transportation on trucks thousands of miles to reach a container harbour.

How are the cartons and caps transported from the production site to the factory in Brevik, Norway? and why is it more ECO friendly than transporting PET bottles to a factory?

The cartons are transported on paper rolls. 1,5 million carton “bottles” only requires 1 truck, while fully formed PET bottles require approx 13 trucks and “pre-form”* PET bottles require approx 2,5 trucks for the same amount of containers.
”Pre-form” is a condensed version of a plastic bottle before it is heated and blown into a bottle shaped mold.

This is just the beginning

Directly from our new, state of the art bottling plant in Telemark, our Fresh Norwegian Water is packaged into 40 ft Containers, each of which holds in excess of 15,500 boxes of 1.5 Ltr Cartons.

These containers are then dispatched internationally from the local seaport of Brevik, Norway.

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