At Tetra Pak, support for recycling is one way we demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment.
Our company has supported Planet Ark's National Tree Day since 1996 and we are delighted to extend our support this year to encompass National Recycling Week (November) and the Milk and Juice recycling information of this Recycling Near You site.
Tetra Pak is a leading maker of cartons for milk, juice and other liquid foods used world wide. The key component in each carton we produce is specialised cardboard which, like all paper, is recyclable and is indeed widely recycled around the world.
Already in Australia the equivalent of one in every five milk and juice cartons is collected for recycling - that's roughly 50 per cent more than in 2002. We see our support of the Recycling Near You site as having a key role in our campaign to raise the used carton recycling rate even further.
Here in Australia most used cartons are collected for recycling along with other waste paper in local council recycling bins. From there, they are sent for recycling into new paper-based products.
Most local councils around the nation already include used milk and juice cartons in their regular recyclables collection. Search your council's www.RecyclingNearYou.com.au page to find if they collect milk and juice cartons.
To learn more about Tetra Pak's full range of environmental initiatives, visit: www.tetrapak.com