Schools can use the promotional code on Müller School Milk packs to enter the competition to win £100 worth of books. The competition is completely dedicated to getting children smart on carton recycling.
Promotion starts 14.03.16 and the closing date for fortnightly draws is 31.07.16. Promotion only open to residents in GB aged 18+yrs who must nominate a nursery, primary school or middle school in GB (“School”) to win a prize. Prizes will be awarded directly to the winning Schools. Online entries only. Valid email address required. 10 prizes (Nursery or Key Stage 1 & 2 Prize Packs) available in total. Max 1 entry per person and 1 nomination per School per day. Full T&Cs apply, see www.smartoncartonrecycling.co.uk/mullerfullT&Cs for details.
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Why choose cartons?
They are the smart environmental choice
Low carbon: Tetra Pak cartons are predominantly made from a renewable raw material - paperboard, which is also produced mainly using renewable energy. This helps lower the carbon footprint of your package. Cartons are repeatedly shown to be a low carbon packaging choice in life cycle studies across the world.
Renewable: the paperboard in our cartons is made from a natural, renewable resource - wood. Renewable resources are natural resources that, if managed properly, are replaced by natural processes at a rate comparable to, or faster than, they are used up. This is especially important as our planet’s resources are running out.
Transport Efficient: Cartons are transport efficient before and after filling. They are lightweight and space efficient, meaning fewer trucks on the road!
Recyclable: Cartons are widely recyclable across the UK & Ireland. To find your nearest carton collection point, use the interactive map on www.tetrapakrecycling.co.uk
Without protective packaging the valuable minerals, vitamins, taste, colour and even smell of the drinks you buy can degrade when exposed to light and air.
For example, milk is a valuable source of Vitamin B2, (also known as riboflavin).
Vitamin B2 has a number of important jobs to do, from helping keep skin, eyes, the nervous system and mucous membranes healthy, to helping produce steroids and red blood cells. It may also help the body absorb iron from the food we eat.
Vitamin B2 is however sensitive to light, so it is great to know that the milk in cartons are protected from this to help keep the Vitamin B2 locked in!
Juice on the other hand is often a valuable source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant in food and for the body.
Vitamin C is more sensitive to oxygen and you can clearly see how oxygen affects fruit when you cut it in half and see it start to turn brown. This is why our long life cartons are made up of special layers that help keep out the air, so the goodness inside is protected, until you need it, without the need for preservatives or refrigeration.
They are easy to use; anytime, anywhere
Cartons come in a whole range of shapes and sizes, with a variety of easy to use caps, closures and straw solutions to suit your every need. Our long life cartons protect the goodness of the product without the need for preservatives or refrigeration, until they are opened, meaning that they are great when you are out and about or short of fridge space, but always need a back up.
Our rectangular school milk packs are the perfect size to ensure kids get their daily dose of dairy and all the goodness that brings, they are easy for little hands to hold and the use of straws helps minimise any mess.
Not only that, after the kids are done, the cartons are easy to squash flat, helping to save space in recycling bins.
Why Should Cartons Be Recycled?
Carton recycling is important for a number of different reasons. One of the main reasons is conserving the earth’s natural resources. Our planet’s resources are running out and one of the key ways we can protect these is to recycle what we have as many times as possible Recycling cartons is just one of the ways you can do this, as they are a valuable resource to make a whole host of new and exciting things. We are therefore calling people across the country to get Smart on Carton Recycling today.
Getting Smart on Carton Recycling has the benefit of conserving the planet’s natural resources, and reducing waste sent to landfill. Furthermore by recycling cartons instead of sending them to landfill, we can lower our carbon footprint.
Cartons are a valuable source of raw materials, which can be used to make a whole host of new things. Cartons should therefore be recycled. Below is a description of how cartons fed through the UK carton recycling plant are recycled.
A step by step process:
Baled cartons are dropped into a pulper, similar to a giant domestic food mixer,
filled with water, and
pulped for around 20 minutes.
This breaks down the packaging to produce a grey-brown mixture.
The aluminium foil and polyethylene are separated from the fibre,
The fibre is recovered to make paperboard for new packaging materials such as card tubes, which can be used to make tubs package hot chocolate of gravy granules
The remaining mix of plastic and aluminium can then be used across in things like play mats and building materials.