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

It takes about 400 cartons to produce one sheet of ReWall’s hail-resistant roof cover board.

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.

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Second robotic system using AI being installed to recycle food and beverage cartons

Second robotic system using AI being installed to recycle food and beverage cartons

After the successful launch of a pilot project earlier this year, the Carton Council of North America and AMP Robotics have announced that a second installation of the AMP Cortex robot used to sort food and beverage cartons is occurring at Dem-Con Companies, a Minnesota-based recycling, processing and disposal company.

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Advancing the sort with robotics

The Cortex (aka Clarke) is a robotic unit developed by AMP, using optical scanning and specialized grippers that allow it to differentiate and pick up material from moving belts

Sorting of food and beverage cartons is a challenge for most MRFs in the recycling industry. It's a tough job that is today mostly done by human pickers who need to move fast and quickly recognize the products going past on the line before separating them from the overall waste stream.

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​PILOT PROGRAM TEACHES ROBOTS HOW TO MAKE CARTON RECYCLING MORE EFFICIENT

Through a collaboration between the Carton Council, AMP Robotics and Alpine Waste & Recycling, a robotic system has learned to identify the wide variety of food and beverage cartons in order to grab and separate them from the recycling stream.

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. 

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Food And Beverage Cartons are Officially a Mainstream Recyclable Commodity

Food And Beverage Cartons are Officially a Mainstream Recyclable Commodity

The Carton Council of North America is proud to announce that carton recycling is officially mainstream, with 60 percent of U.S. households able to recycle food and beverage cartons through their local recycling programs. This is an important milestone because food and beverage carton recycling is now available to a substantial majority of consumers, according to the Federal Trade Commission green guidelines. 

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Carton Council of North America study confirms strong consumer belief in the value of recycling

Carton Council of North America study confirms strong consumer belief in the value of recycling

Good news! Americans still believe recycling is important and positively impacts the environment. These were the findings of a national survey that included nearly 2,500 U.S. adults, conducted for the Carton Council of North America. It showed that 90 percent of respondents believe recycling is important and people should do what they can to try and recycle.

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Survey finds consumers look to brands and companies when it comes to recycling

The survey reveals that sixty-seven percent of consumers report they would assume a package is not recyclable if it did not have a recycling symbol or language on it.

As environmental issues grow in importance, consumers increasingly look to companies and brands to do their part. In a national survey conducted for the Carton Council of North America by Research+Data Insights, 91 percent of consumers say they expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase the recycling of their packages. The survey, which included nearly 2,500 U.S. adults, shows a 5 percent increase when compared to 2013 research that asked the same question.

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