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Sustainable packaging

Towards fully circular packaging

Our packaging plays a key role in keeping our products safe, preventing food waste and ensuring access to our nutritious food around the world. But it is equally important that our packaging is also environmentally sustainable. That’s why we want our packaging to be fully circular by 2030.

Three steps towards more sustainable packaging

Design for circularity
Design for circularity

We design our packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable and help you as consumers to dispose it, so that it stays in the value chain. By the end of 2022, 93% of our packaging material was recyclable. The goal is 100% by the end of 2025.

Responsible materials
Responsible materials

We use less and better materials, preferably recycled or renewable and responsibly sourced.

Collaboration for impact
Collaboration for impact

We collaborate with authorities to ensure that our packaging can be collected and recycled & with suppliers to develop the solutions of tomorrow.

Stronger planet

Reducing plastic usage

We've removed the plastic screw cap from Arla Øko, our organic milk in Denmark. By doing that the packaging's CO2e emission is reduced by 30 percent on top of the reduced plastic usage.

Stronger Planet

New skyr bucket reduces plastic by 40 percent

A new bucket for our skyr products is made of 40 percent less plastic, reduces CO2 emissions by 30 percent, and is 100% recyclable.

Stronger planet

Dairy products in the fridges of European Households are Getting Better for the Environment

On a journey that started in 2019 and is continuing in 2020, Arla is making over 1 billion units of packaging more sustainable across six European countries.

Stronger planet

Black is the New Green

At Arla, being green means turning black: Just like our newest milk crates, which are now black and made from 100% recycled plastic. 

Our packaging

  • 100% recyclable packaging by 2025

  • No fossil-based virgin plastic used in our packaging by 2030

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

Our work on sustainable packaging supports the UN SDGs

  • No. 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production by minimizing any packaging waste in food consumption of healthy products.
  • No. 17 - Partnerships for the Goals by taking actions to reduce our packaging with suppliers and customers and working with local recycling solutions.

Arla's Climate Ambition

Our climate ambition is to become carbon net zero by 2050. On the road to net zero emissions, we are committed to reducing CO2e emissions significantly by 2030:

*Approved by Science Based Targets initiative