5 FAQs About Recycling Cartons, Answered

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Cartons are a sustainable form of packaging and perfectly recyclable, but often don’t make it in the blue bin. Banish your carton confusion by checking out these frequently asked questions.

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1. Are Cartons Recyclable?

Yes! Made from mostly paper, the high quality materials used in cartons make them very desirable for re-manufacturing into new products.

According to the Carton Council, curbside recycling for cartons has increased 128 percent in the last three years; meaning over 40 percent of U.S. households can now recycle them. To be sure what your best local carton recycling option is, check out Earth911’s search directory or www.recyclecartons.com.

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