Recycling Food Packaging

Virtually 100% Of Canadians Can Now Recycle Paper Boxes And Cartons.

When you purchase our locally manufactured packaging it can be recycled with your other paper products.

Canadians can no longer say they’d love to recycle their old paper boxes but can’t do it where they live. That’s because virtually all Canadians now have access to the convenient recycling of corrugated boxes, paperboard or boxboard cartons, and kraft paper bags. The actual access numbers, calculated by independent consulting firm, CM Consulting, are 96% for corrugated and kraft paper and 94% for boxboard. The numbers update an earlier paper industry study that placed access numbers in the 83% to 85% range.

No Excuses

Canadians no longer have any excuses for placing paper boxes in the garbage.

They don’t belong there, and besides, they are needed to make new boxes. Most of the new boxes manufactured in Canada are made from 100% recycled material that’s been collected from the back of factories or supermarkets or from curbside or depot programs.

Paper Recycling is relatively straightforward and has been around for decades.

After collection, paper and cardboard is sorted then baled for shipment to a mill. At a paper mill, recycled paper products are introduced into a pulper as one of three feedstocks for making new paper: mill broke, pre-consumer waste, and post-consumer waste.

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Mill broke is paper recycled from the production of paper at the mill.

Pre-consumer waste is material which left the paper mill but was discarded before it was ready for consumer use, or paper being recovered from a printer before it was printed. Post-consumer paper comes from a blue box program and can include old corrugated containers (OCC), magazines, newspapers or food packaging.

The process of waste paper recycling involves making a pulp by mixing used paper with water and chemicals to break it down. By heating and chopping, the slurry is broken down into strands of cellulose called pulp. It runs through a series of processes to remove contaminants, inks, and other undesirable materials, then made into paper.

To learn more about the benefits of recycling and the “on the ground facts” about food service packaging certified as compostable visit other informative links on our site.

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