Our cartons are fully recyclable. Recycling lessens the need for virgin material and reduces waste. The recycled board can be used for paper-based products such as packaging material and writing paper. Our cartons contain fibers of very high quality and can be recycled up to seven times. Aluminum is a material which can be recycled again and again, almost indefinitely. Polymers can either be recycled or used to produce electricity or gas. Our clear goal is to prevent our cartons from going to landfill and we strongly promote the recycling of our cartons.
The challenge for recycling is to make national collection and recycling facilities more widely available and easily accessible, so more people can recycle. All market units in Elopak endeavor to become involved in their local recycling associations. Most of these groups around the world are collaborations between the leading beverage carton manufacturers, their suppliers and local authorities. Many local initiatives are well established and developed already, but we are continuously working to establish further collection and recycling systems.