We are committed to improving paper and carton recycling across the Unites States.

Recovering and reusing paper to make other recycled paper products provides a great environmental benefit and is an efficient use of resources. We also offer several paper grades that contain post-consumer recycled fiber content

Since 1990, the amount of paper and paperboard recovered in the United States has nearly doubled. In 2015 the paper recovery rate was over 52 million tons, representing 67% of the paper supplied in the United States. As an AF&PA member, we support the industry's goals to improve paper recycling. To find out more about paper recycling, visit paperrecycles.org.

We Promote Recycling. Passionately.

Four leading carton manufacturers formed the Carton Council in 2009 to improve the nation’s carton recycling infrastructure, as well as to educate and promote recycling. As a founding member, we seek to reduce the environmental impact of carton disposal by working to increase the availability of carton recycling in households across the United States. Today’s beverage carton could be tomorrow’s tissue or other recycled paper products.

The Carton Council’s goals include:

  • Supporting development of a recycling infrastructure
  • Educating consumers and promoting recycling
  • Expanding access and awareness of carton recycling
  • Identifying viable outlets for fiber recovered from recycled cartons

Almost 60% of U.S. households have access to carton recycling, and that number is on the rise. Cartons are recyclable only where facilities exist. To see program availability, visit www.recyclecartons.com.

Evergreen Packaging is the proud recipient of the 2015 American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA's) Leadership in Sustainability Award for Paper Recovery for Recycling. We received this award for the carton recycle logo tracking system we developed and implemented. Recent consumer surveys show that a product’s package is the first place they look to find out if a package is recyclable—and the absence of a recycle logo leads consumers to believe the package is not recyclable.

Between the years of 1996 and 2016, the percentage of U.S. households with access to carton recycling has increased from 8% to 59%.

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