Landfill is not the place for your liquid packaging cartons.

They should go into your recycling bin.

Mpact Recycling and Tetra Pak SA have joined forces to get consumers and companies involved in recycling juice, custard and long-life milk cartons and to keep cartons out of landfill. All you need to do is to recycle your cartons. Find out how here.

Give liquid packaging cartons a new life.

Liquid packaging cartons have previously been a big contributor to waste in South Africa’s landfill sites. Fortunately, this is now changing. A year ago, Mpact Recycling opened a liquid packaging recycling plant at the Springs Paper Mill in Johannesburg. This plant has the capacity to recycle 24 000 tonnes of used liquid packaging cartons per year, however, the plant is not yet running at full capacity.

At full capacity, this plant is capable of saving 65 240m3 of landfill space per year, which equates to saving approximately 11 400 tonnes of carbon emissions. For this to come into reality, Mpact Recycling and Tetra Pak SA are calling on you to dispose of your cartons the right way: by placing them in the recycling bin.

Items such as juice, custard and long-life milk cartons are made from a mix of mostly paperboard, and very thin layers of plastic and aluminium – referred to as polyalu. In South Africa, a hydro-pulping process is employed to recycle cartons. This process includes separating paper fibers from the polyethylene (PE) and aluminium. A wide range of paper, cardboard and products are then produced from these recycled fibers.

If you are a consumer or company that uses liquid packaging cartons, make sure you know where your nearest Ronnie Bank is. Currently there are 2000 countrywide. Alternatively, recycling liquid packaging cartons also provides an additional revenue stream, along with their plastic bottles and cardboard boxes, for people who collect waste and sell it to any of Mpact Recycling’s operations.

By recycling your liquid packaging cartons, not only will you be doing your bit to keep the environment clean, but you will also help to continue creating sustainable job opportunities throughout the recycling value chain.

It is estimated that 50 000 tonnes of liquid packaging is consumed per year in South Africa, and Mpact Recycling and Tetra Pak SA are hoping to improve the collection of this material. Whether you finish a carton of milk at breakfast or enjoy a box of custard for dessert, place your flattened, used containers into your nearest recycling bin, whether at home, school or work. Remember, landfill is not the place for your juice, custard and long-life milk cartons.

 

For more information, visit www.mpactrecycling.co.za 
#recycleyourcartons #mpactrecycling

 

Give liquid packaging cartons a new life.

Liquid packaging cartons have previously been a big contributor to waste in South Africa’s landfill sites. Fortunately, this is now changing. A year ago, Mpact Recycling opened a liquid packaging recycling plant at the Springs Paper Mill in Johannesburg. This plant has the capacity to recycle 24 000 tonnes of used liquid packaging cartons per year, however, the plant is not yet running at full capacity.

At full capacity, this plant is capable of saving 65 240m3 of landfill space per year, which equates to saving approximately 11 400 tonnes of carbon emissions. For this to come into reality, Mpact Recycling and Tetra Pak SA are calling on you to dispose of your cartons the right way: by placing them in the recycling bin.

Items such as juice, custard and long-life milk cartons are made from a mix of mostly paperboard, and very thin layers of plastic and aluminium – referred to as polyalu. In South Africa, a hydro-pulping process is employed to recycle cartons. This process includes separating paper fibers from the polyethylene (PE) and aluminium. A wide range of paper, cardboard and products are then produced from these recycled fibers.

If you are a consumer or company that uses liquid packaging cartons, make sure you know where your nearest Ronnie Bank is. Currently there are 2000 countrywide. Alternatively, recycling liquid packaging cartons also provides an additional revenue stream, along with their plastic bottles and cardboard boxes, for people who collect waste and sell it to any of Mpact Recycling’s operations.

By recycling your liquid packaging cartons, not only will you be doing your bit to keep the environment clean, but you will also help to continue creating sustainable job opportunities throughout the recycling value chain.

It is estimated that 50 000 tonnes of liquid packaging is consumed per year in South Africa, and Mpact Recycling and Tetra Pak SA are hoping to improve the collection of this material. Whether you finish a carton of milk at breakfast or enjoy a box of custard for dessert, place your flattened, used containers into your nearest recycling bin, whether at home, school or work. Remember, landfill is not the place for your juice, custard and long-life milk cartons.

 

For more information, visit www.mpactrecycling.co.za 
#recycleyourcartons #mpactrecycling

 

By recycling your liquid packaging cartons, not only will you be doing your bit to keep the environment clean, but you will also help to continue creating sustainable job opportunities throughout the recycling value chain.

Consumers

Information on Ronnie Bank drop-off points is available below.

Companies

You can also get involved at a pre-consumer level, where cartons are available at source. Companies that would like to make a difference can contact us below.