Carton Recycling Hits 50 Percent in America

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 2, 2014

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Carton Recycling Hits 50 Percent in America

Carton recycling availability has now reached 50 percent of the households in the United States, according to the Carton Council of North America.

“This milestone was achieved through industry collaboration and is the result of successful private-public partnerships,” said Jason Pelz, vice president of recycling projects for the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based Carton Council and vice president, environment, Tetra Pak North America, in a news release.

Carton recycling has grown 177 percent during the past five years after starting at 18 percent in 2009, when the Carton Council was formed. The Council is a group of carton manufacturers aiming to advance recycling.

More than 58 million homes in 46 states have access to carton recycling.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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