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Editor in the field: From the factory floor to the MRF – in Quebec

June 12-13, Machinex and the Carton Council of Canada invited Recycling Product News to Quebec. The first stop was a tour of the Machinex manufacturing facility and HQ in Plessisville, about 2 hours East of Montreal. Secondly, the Carton Council of Canada and Machinex hosted customers and press for a tour of Sani-Éco's MRF in Granby, Quebec where Machinex recently installed the company's latest Mach Hyspec optical sorting technology, along with a pair of SamurAI robotic sorting units for handling both cartons and PET/HDPE plastic. 

​ReWall provides expanded end market for food and beverage cartons in Colorado

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.

Carton Council of Canada working towards a comprehensive strategy to increase recycling

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. 

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.

Away-from-home recycling: schools perceived as major players in educating youth

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.

Ontario’s Bill 151: A long road travelled, an even longer way to go

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.

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2015 data shows carton recycling rate is rising in Canada

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.

Carton Council of Canada goes Digital on Consumer Engagement

The Carton Council of Canada (CCC) is an industry association of leading companies who manufacture and market carton packaging and whose mandate is to grow carton recycling nationally. Good progress towards this goal has been achieved since our creation in 2010, particularly on the carton recycling accessibility front. However, there is still room to boost carton recycling rates. For example, in Ontario, while 98% of households are able to recycle their used cartons via the Blue Box system, the carton recycling rate stands at 43.3%[1].

U.S. packaging industry study findings of interest to sorting centres in Canada

What factors affect the end of life of a recyclable container? Why do they sometimes end up in the wrong bale at the sorting centre? Five packaging industry groups in the United States, including the US equivalent of the Carton Council of Canada (CCC), recently commissioned a study to find ways to optimize the recycling of their packaging after it goes into the bin or cart. The study specifically evaluated where packages end up in a sorting facility, why packages flow in certain ways and what potential changes to the sorting processes could improve recycling of recyclable containers, among them carton packaging for milk, juice, soup and other food and beverage products.

Carton Council of Canada Appoints Isabelle Faucher as Managing Director

Carton Council of Canada (CCC) has announce the appointment of Isabelle Faucher as Managing Director. Building on the progress CCC has made in helping accelerate carton recovery and recycling rates since its inception five years ago, the addition of a dedicated and experienced Managing Director demonstrates its commitment to further strengthen its presence and results in Canada.