About cartons

About cartons

Beverage cartons are widely used to package milk, fruit juice and an increasingly wide range of food products, including soup, chopped tomatoes and pulses.

Freshness and flavour

They protect the freshness, flavours and nutritional qualities of both fresh and long-life food and drink products, enabling distribution at ambient temperatures or under refrigerated conditions.

Although beverage cartons come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, all of them can be recycled, with the overwhelming majority of UK local authorities now collecting cartons for recycling, either at kerbside or through bring bank collections.

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Beverage carton recycling in the UK

  • Total no. of
    local
    authorities
    391
  • Local authorities collecting
    cartons
    361 (92%)
  • Local authorities collecting cartons from kerbside 259 (66%)
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