Cartons and juice boxes can contain up to three different materials: a paper structure, an aluminum lining and a plastic coating.
Recyclers use a machine called a hydrapulper to separate the material so they can be turned into different products. The paper fibre is used to make tissues, office paper and more. The leftover aluminum and plastic combination can be used in different ways such as creating lumber-like materials and more.
With this process, 80% of the original carton is recycled. We also save approximately nine cubic yards of landfill space and 174 litres of oil for every tonne of drink cartons diverted from the trash.