The ReWall Company, which turns recycled food and beverage cartons into environmentally friendly building materials, is set to open a new facility in Colorado that will expand end markets for recycled cartons in the western United States. ReWall makes high-performance, sustainable building and construction materials out of recycled food and beverage cartons through a proprietary process that uses no chemicals or water. It takes about 400 cartons to produce one sheet of ReWall's hail-resistant roof cover board.
Future looks bright for recovered polycoated aseptic and gable top commodity prices according to Carton Council
Polycoated cartons, both aseptic (shelf-stable) and gable top (refrigerated) were given their own ISRI Paper Stock Industry (PSI) classification - PSI Grade #52 - in 2011. According to Isabelle Faucher, managing director of the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) this was a milestone for the industry.
Isabelle Faucher, Managing Director of the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) has told delegates at the Canadian Waste Resource Symposium meeting, taking place in Quebec City, March 13 through 15th, that the CCC is investing in a comprehensive strategy to increase carton recycling across Canada. The primary lever of the strategy is driving information and knowledge resources to the participants in the carton value chain, from consumers to the manufacturers who use cartons as the feedstock for their products.
The Carton Council of North America is proud to announce that more than 62 percent of U.S. households can now recycle their food and beverage cartons through curbside and drop-off programs, marking a year of advancements since carton recycling officially became mainstream.
In its ongoing efforts to advance food and beverage carton recycling, the Colorado-based Carton Council of North America announced today that it has been conducting a pilot program that uses artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of carton recycling.
Recent survey reveals measures that would encourage consumers to place more food and beverage cartons in the recycling bin
A recent survey, commissioned by the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) covering residents of Quebec and Ontario, reveals measures that would encourage consumers to place more food and beverage cartons in the recycling bin. Among respondents who don't regularly recycle their food and beverage cartons, sixty-two percent say access to information enabling them to easily identify what is or isn't recyclable would encourage them to recycle more. Thirty-nine percent say that better understanding the benefits of carton recycling would motivate them.
A recent consumer research study conducted by the Carton Council of Canada found that extending Canadians’ good recycling habits beyond the home is challenging for most. As kids prepare to head back to school, parents look for ways to streamline the routine and tackle the dreaded lunchbox preparation. It’s therefore no surprise that juice boxes, for example, are one of parents’ favourite items for an easy and healthy thirst quench. The more difficult part is ensuring that these beverage packaging end up in the recycling bin instead of the waste bin once our little ones have emptied them.
From the launch of the Waste Diversion Act’s review in the fall of 2008, to the introduction of the failed Bill 91 in 2013, to the recent passing of Bill 151, the Waste-Free Ontario Act, legislative reform on waste diversion in Ontario has been a long time coming.
The Carton Council of Canada (CCC) has found that efforts to promote the recycling of food and beverage cartons in Canada, such as those for milk, juice and soup, drive results. The data for 2015 shows that the national recycling rate for food and beverage cartons has grown significantly in recent years. Just five years ago, the carton recycling rate stood at 48.2%. By 2014 it had risen to 51.2%, and last year it reached 52%.
How the Carton Council is helping build a sustainable recycling supply chain for food and beverage cartons
My first year as Managing Director of the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) – a group of carton manufacturers united to grow carton recycling in North America - has been an exciting one. I am thrilled to see a real concern for the current sustainability challenges the industry faces. From the field, to the plate, to the recycling bin or the compost pile, the journey of food makes us accountable as a society for the waste it leaves behind and ultimately, its diversion from disposal. The concern is also valid when it comes to packaging milk, juice, wine, soup, broth - cartons are no exception and are widely utilized for food and beverages.