Recycling

Evergreen Packaging is committed to improving paper and carton recycling across the U.S. We believe that recovering and reusing paper to make other recycled paper products provides a great environmental benefit. We also offer several paper grades that contain post-consumer recycled fiber content.

Since 1990, the amount of paper and paperboard recovered in the US has increased by 76%. In 2013 the paper recovery rate was over 50 million tons, which represents 63% of the paper supplied in the U.S. As a member of AF&PA, we support the industries goals to improve paper recycling. To find out more about paper recycling, please visit paperrecycles.org.

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We Promote Recycling. Passionately.

Four leading carton manufacturers formed the Carton Council in 2009 to improve the nation’s carton recycling infrastructure. As a founding member, Evergreen Packaging seeks to reduce the environmental impact of carton disposal by working to increase the availability of carton recycling in households across the United States. The Carton Council’s goals include promoting development of a recycling infrastructure and expanding access and awareness of carton recycling. Securing viable outlets for fiber recovered from recycled cartons is also among the Carton Council’s key initiatives.

Over 50 percent of U.S. households have access to carton recycling, and that number is on the rise. It is estimated that several million more households will gain carton recycling accessibility over the next year. Cartons are recyclable only where facilities exist, and you can find out where programs are available at www.recyclecartons.com. Today’s beverage carton could be tomorrow’s tissue or other recycled paper products.

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