WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
Cartons are a type of packaging for food and beverage products such as milk, juice, soy milk, soups and broths. They are easy to recognise and are available in two types:
Shelf-stable cartons preserve the quality of the product for long periods of time without refrigeration or preservatives and are found on most store and supermarket shelves.
Refrigerated cartons are found in the refrigerated section of most stores and supermarkets.
WHY RECYCLE CARTONS?
Cartons contain some of the highest-quality virgin fiber still available in the recycling stream. Materials recovered from recycled cartons save us from depleting our environment’s precious resources and can become new products like napkins, tissue paper, paper towels and even building materials. Not to mention that every time you recycle your cartons, you’re taking one important step to reduce landfill waste.
HOW TO RECYCLE IT?
Recycling your cartons is easy
Empty it out: Empty out that unused juice or soup from your carton before recycling.
Toss it in: Toss the carton – without flattening – into your recycling bin along with all your other recyclable containers.
Take it out: Take your recycling bin out to be collected.
WHAT DO RECYCLED CARTONS BECOME?
Recycled cartons are turned into products you use every day, like tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, writing and office paper. They also become environmentally friendly building materials, like ceiling and roofing tiles.