21 Jun '11, 12am

Los Angeles Expands Recycling to Food and Drink Cartons

Los Angeles Expands Recycling to Food and Drink Cartons

Juice boxes and milk cartons, the bane of some recycling programs, can be chucked straight into household recycling bins in Los Angeles under an expanded program the city created with help from the Carton Council industry group. The group of carton manufacturers works with recycling companies, cities and paper mills to promote recycling programs for liquid food and beverage containers, the technology that makes it possible, and end markets for the material. In Los Angeles, the group worked with the city and the companies that provide curbside residential recycling services so that cartons for refrigerated and shelf-stable products like soup, broth, wine, soy milk, milk and juice can go into the blue collection bins instead of the trash. Recycling the containers for liquids that are in boxes with a waxy feel or lined with a thin layer of aluminum has long been problematic f...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/06/20/los-angeles-expan...

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