We are committed to improving paper and carton recycling across the United States.
Our Commitment to Recycling
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 carton recycling in the United States. Today's beverage carton could be tomorrow's tissue or other recycled paper products or green building materials. Our goal is to increase the carton recycling rate and decrease the amount of cartons going to landfills or becoming litter. Our objectives are to expand access to carton recycling and increase the amount of cartons recycled.
The Carton Council's strategies include:
- Providing resources to support the recycling infrastructure
- Educating consumers and promoting recycling
- Expanding access and awareness of carton recycling
- Supporting implementation of school recycling programs
- Fostering the development of solid end markets for recycled cartons
Cartons are widely recyclable across the U.S.
Learn more at www.recyclecartons.com
To see a video on “How to Recycle Your Cartons”
We Promote Recycling. Passionately.
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 2019 the paper recovery rate was over 49 million tons, representing 66.2% 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,
Learn more at paperrecycles.org