Who We AreThe Carton Council of Canada represents the leading cartonmanufacturing companies in Canada: Elopak Evergreen Packaging SIG Combibloc Tetra PakOur member companies manufacture and market processing andpackaging systems that are convenient, safe and environmentallysound.
How We Came To Be Need AffiliatesThe Carton Council of Canada was established The Carton Council of Canada is a part of theto advance sustainable recycling solutions in Carton Council, North America.Canada. Cartons are a valuable industrycommodity with multiple end markets, including In France, carton manufactures belong to thetissue and other value added products. Alliance Carton Nature (ACN) Carton Manufacturers in other European countries and the United Kingdom are a part of The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE).
What We Endeavour To Achieve Mission Vision Initial GoalsThe Carton Council of Canada’s Our vision is a world Our goal is to work with the entiremission is to increase the in which every carton recycling value chain to facilitate aenvironmental performance of is recycled. sustainable infrastructure for cartonfood and beverage cartons recycling.through minimizing their life • Work with processors to sortcycle impacts, including diverting cartons into separate gradethem from landfills through • Facilitate strong North Americanincreased recycling. end-markets for cartons • Create top-of-mind awareness among consumers for carton recycling • Share our knowledge and industry expertise with governments to promote attainable waste diversion goals.
Key ComponentsCartons are a type of packaging for food and beverage products. Theyare made mainly from paper, easy to recognize and are available in twotypes: Shelf Stable Refrigerated On average contain 74% paper, On average contain 80% paper 22% polyethylene and 4% and 20% polyethylene aluminum Include juice, milk, soy beverage, Include milk, juice, cream, liquid soup broth and wine egg and soy beverage
Environmental ProfileCartons have amongst the lowest environmental impact in the liquidfood packaging industry.Cartons are: • Recyclable • Have a low carbon footprint • Made mainly from trees, a renewable resource, from well-managed forests.Cartons are lightweight, compact and transport efficient.
Commitment to SustainabilityAs concerned carton manufacturers and members of the CartonCouncil of Canada, we work to continuously improve our organizations’sustainability performance. We take great pride in effectively managingour energy, water and material usage to minimize the life-cycle impactsof our products and are committed to optimizing the end-of-lifemanagement of used cartons. Cartons are and will continue to be the leading renewable liquid food packaging option.
How to Recycle CartonsDeposits:For provinces that have a deposit on juice or milk, consumers simplyrecycle by returning cartons and redeeming their deposit.Blue Box:For blue box programs, consumers simply place the cartons in theirrecycling bin.» Single-stream recycling programs allow cartons to be placed in bins with all other recyclables.» Dual-stream recycling programs typically separate containers from fibers. In this case, cartons typically should be placed in the container stream. Always refer to your municipalitys instructions to determine which stream to place your carton in.
Current Recycling RateToday, the Carton Council of Canada estimates that morethan 94% of Canadians have access to carton recycling.The Carton Council of Canada is committed to increasingsustainable carton recycling by promoting both recyclingtechnology and local collection programs to divert cartonsfrom landfills
End-of-life Management:Secondary MarketsCarton Council of Canada is focused on ensuring that there aresustainable carton end markets for all of Canada.Cartons are a valuable industry commodity with multiple existingend markets, including: » Tissue » Other recycled paper products » Industrial and commercial product manufacturing.Carton Council of Canada is committed to working with therecycling industry to facilitate carton recycling and divert cartonsfrom landfills.
Carton Recycling End MarketsAs with most recyclables, cartons are collected, sortedand sent to recycling facilities in North America andoverseas. Bales of recycled cartons are typically shipped topaper mills where cartons are mixed with water in ahydrapulper, which functions like an oversized blender, toextract the paper fibre from the plastic and aluminum.
Carton Recycling End MarketsNorth American paper mill locations that accept Canadian cartons include: Fibrek Inc (former SFK) Great Lakes Tissue Tissue Technology Fairfield, West Virginia Cheboygan, Michigan Green Bay, WisconsinThere are four other paper mills located in the United States and at least nine other millsoperating internationally.In 2010 a recycling facility based out of Yamachiche Québec launched a new recyclingline that turns cartons and plastic bags into granules through a thermokinetic process.Carton Council of Canada is currently exploring other end markets in North America.
Work with Value Chain toFacilitate Sustainable RecyclingSorting Goals End Market GoalsCartons are sorted into a separate Strong end markets, including Northgrade where feasible American markets• Get baseline in Ontario and • Get baseline of end markets used Quebec today for Canadian cartons• Develop plan • Communicate key information to sorting facilities & brokers on all end markets • Develop plan to enhance end markets, including assessing the feasibility of end markets in Canada
Work with Value Chain toFacilitate Sustainable RecyclingAwareness Goals Government and IFO’s GoalsConsumers recycle their cartons Fair recycling levies & attainable recycling targets• Engage and align stakeholders • Participate in key legislative,• Develop plan that leverages regulatory & fee setting traditional & social media to proceedings generate maximum impact • Share information and expertise • Promote transparency
Call to ActionYour support and feedback will help us toensure that sustainable carton recycling willgrow.