Cartons Are RecyclableCartons are recyclable - something that may come as a surprise to some! They are in fact they are collected for recycling in most Local Authority areas across the UK. But this was not always the case – it was only in March 2007, that 20% of all Local Authority areas recycled their cartons.
However, after much hard work and investment - Tetra Pak®, its carton industry partners and Local Authorities alike have transformed carton recycling in the UK, with over 89% of Local Authorities now, collecting cartons for recycling and almost half of these, being at the kerbside.
Tetra Pak is still working hard to ensure that more and more people are able to recycle their cartons in the UK and there is much work still to be done.
In Europe, everyone knows cartons are recyclable. That’s why the continent achieves a 33% rate of beverage carton recycling, and in some countries, like Germany and Belgium, this is as high as 65-70%.
Because cartons are made with between 70% and 90% paperboard, a renewable natural product, we can reclaim much of the carton in the recycling process. This is a straightforward task.
To find out how we did it, please click on the link to your right.