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Aseptic Packaging

Today, over 12 million households in 26 states have the ability to recycle beverage cartons curbside. That means that 25% of the people in the U.S. who have curbside collection can now recycle beverage cartons.

There are several reasons for the growth in beverage carton recycling. The cartons contain 70%-80% high-quality, fiber that requires no de-inking - the ink comes off with the plastic layer in the pulping process. Beverage cartons also provide a very consistent source of high-quality fiber. Because the quality of the fiber is so good, markets have remained steady for this material. The recycled pulp is made into tissue and toweling products as well as printing and writing paper.

Most aseptic packaging is collected curbside and recycled by your local municipality.

Source: Aseptic Packaging (link in the right column)

Examples: juice containers, milk cartons

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