Yes! Cartons Are Recyclable

Over 48 million 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. Since 2007, over 28 million new households have gained access to carton recycling. Now paperboard cartons can be collected in many recycling programs across the country.

Cartons are recyclable only where facilities exist, and you can find out where programs are available at Today’s beverage carton could be tomorrow’s tissue or other recycled paper products.


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.

Read about how the Carton Council worked with Alpine Waste to promote recycling in the Denver area.