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Carton Recycling Through VPRCarton Council Working to Recover Cartons

Carolina Recycling Association

April 2013


The Carton Council is a group of carton manufacturers united to reduce the environmental impact of cartons by expanding recycling programs across the country and continuously improving the environmental performance of cartons.

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Who is The Carton Council?

Associate Member


Why Does the Carton Council Engage in VPR?

ENVIRONMENT

  • Reduce end of life impact

  • Reduce carbon footprint throughout lifecycle

  • Act proactively to develop efficient systems

CONSUMERS

  • Consumers want recyclability

  • Cartons gaining popularity in U.S.

  • Timing is right


What are cartons?

Shelf-stable cartons contain on average, 74% paper, 22% polyethylene and 4% aluminum

Refrigerated cartons contain about 80% paper and 20% polyethylene.

No Wax!

No Wax!


Achieving Voluntary Producer Responsibility

MRFs & Brokers

Paper Mills

Cities / Consumers


Step 1: Build Sustainable Markets

  • Identify Suitable N.A. mill partners

  • Negotiate agreements with mills

  • Assist with equipment needs

  • Develop broker ties to move supply to markets

  • Develop Paper Stock Industries Spec Grade #52

Step 1


Step 2: Build Sustainable Supply Infrastructure

  • Develop long-term partnerships with MRFs

  • Provide sorting equipment and expertise

  • Provide broker services

  • Phase in collection as capacity comes online

Step 2


Step 3: Build Collection System

  • Partner with local governments

  • Implement promotion and education campaigns

  • Involve schools

Step 3


40% Access in 2012

FTC Logo – No Qualification (60%)

FTC Logo –With Qualification (30%)


Make Carton Recycling Happen!


Thank you!

Jason Hale

[email protected]

Visit the Carton Council:

www.recyclecartons.com

For updates and information,

follow Carton Council on Facebook and [email protected]


New PSI* Spec Grade #52 Aseptic/Gable Top Cartons

  • Consists of liquid packing board containers including empty, used PE coated, printed one-side aseptic and gable-top cartons containing no less than 70% bleached chemical fiber and may contain up to 6% aluminum foil and 24% PE film.

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed 2%

  • Total out-throws may not exceed 5%

*PSI = The Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter is a national chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI). It is dedicated to the recovered paper industry


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