Ep 14A: Cartons – Think outside the box and into the recycling bin

What are cartons even made of? They definitely look like paper but they feel waxy? Cartons are actually composites of paper, plastic and metal! And they are 100% recyclable. In this episode we talk about the cool materials that allow cartons to be able to store your favorite drinks in the fridge and cabinet. We talk about the recycling technology and process that make recycling them actually possible in recent years. Listen in to learn more!

Layers of a shelf stable carton (https://www.recyclecartons.ca/cartons-101/)

Find out if cartons are collected in your municipality on the Carton Council website: https://www.recyclecartons.com/find/state/
Find places to drop off cartons on Earth911: https://search.earth911.com/?utm_source=earth911-header

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/10PeclGnRGHpxGWenKSOEN?si=5MANbPkFRRaQhrd5D3lT7A
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/talkgreentome/ep-14a-cartons-think-outside-the-box-and-into-the-recycling-bin

Hosts: Manali Banerjee and Nasreen Khan
Editors: Manali Banerjee and Nasreen Khan
Music: Shang Young

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Sources:

https://www.providenceri.gov/public-works/can-put-recycling-barrel/
https://www.veolia.com/en/newsroom/news/tetra-pak-recycling-beverage-carton-packaging
https://recycleyourcartons.co.za/faqs/
https://www.recyclecartons.ca/cartons-101/
https://www.wastedive.com/news/carton-council-recyclable-continuus-epr-mrf/577715/
https://insideunmannedsystems.com/amp-robotics-introduces-amp-cortex-an-ai-guided-dual-robot-system-for-the-recycling-industry/
https://earth911.com/home-garden/recycling-mystery-milk-and-juice-cartons/
https://www.ift.org/news-and-publications/food-technology-magazine/issues/2002/july/features/the-paper-beverage-carton-past-and-future

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