Why Should Cartons
Be Recycled? Carton recycling is important for a number of different reasons.
Increasing recycling rates in your area
All Local Authorities have recycling targets that they have to meet on an annual basis. These are all weight based and they are required to report the percentage of all the material that is collected and recycled into DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) every year.
They meet these targets by offering a range of collection services for different materials, but it can sometimes be difficult to increase these percentages further and get enourage people to recycle even more.
By including cartons in collection and increasing the number of materials that can be recycled by residents, Local Aauthorities are able to:
- Increase participation in existing collection operations as residents are offered another waste stream to recycle.
- Help increase the overall tonnage return of materials collected as more residents participate in recycling.
Thus increasing the overall percentage of material recycled.