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Carton recycling goes borough-wide (from RBK website)

March 3, 2008

tetrapak-cartons.jpgKingston Council has teamed up with Tetra Pak Ltd to make recycling waxed cardboard-based drinks cartons easier than ever.At the end of last year five new recycling banks for drinks cartons were introduced at various locations across the borough and because of the amount of cartons that are being recycled, a second bin has now been added to each site:

  • Raeburn Avenue, Surbiton
  • Cox Lane, Chessington
  • Cocks Crescent Car Park, Cocks Crescent, New Malden
  • The Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road, Kingston
  • Sheephouse Way, New Malden

This dramatically increases the number of carton recycling banks in the borough from just one (located at Sainsbury’s in North Kingston) to 11.

Each year UK drinks carton manufacturers produce nearly 60,000 tonnes of cardboard-based cartons for milk and juices. Since the inclusion of the banks, carton recycling in the borough has been increasing steadily and more than 1.7 tonnes of carton waste has already made its way to the recycling mills – that’s approximately 6,300 one-litre cartons!

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