Happy Earth Day! Celebrating Carton Recycling's Progress & Looking to the Future

As we celebrate Earth Day, we do so with a rejuvenated eye as after almost a decade of education, hard work and strong collaboration, carton recycling is now available to more than 60 percent of U.S. households!

After recently hitting this major milestone of 60 percent carton recycling access, the Carton Council continues our commitment to building a strong infrastructure for, and increasing access to carton recycling. We are also pushing forward with an emphasis on educating communities – both with and without carton recycling access – consumers, and even schools on the importance of carton recycling. 

We recently announced that we have been collaborating with AMP Robotics and Alpine Waste & Recycling to conduct a pilot program that uses artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of carton recycling. This innovation has wide spread implications for the recycling industry as it can be adapted to other materials, including to identify and pick out contaminants.

We are also in the midst of a national digital consumer campaign. For more information check out RecycleCartons.com

As we take time to reflect on how far we’ve come, it’s important to note that we are always striving for more. The Carton Council is inspired to constantly look for new approaches to improve carton recycling and work with others who share our vision. We can’t wait to see where carton recycling stands on Earth Day in the years that follow!


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Find out if carton recycling is available in your community:

Check out RecycleCartons.com where consumers can find information about carton recycling.