Recycling Tetra Pak cartons

I like Innocent smoothies. Yum … liquid-y, fruity drinks.

On the packaging it tells me to visit www.innocentdrinks.com/recycle to find out about recycling the packaging.

So I went there and also visited the Tetra Pak Recycling website to find out if my local authority (Fife Council) will recycle them … and they do!

But I can’t see anywhere whether I should sort these as paper or plastic. (I suspect that it’s paper.)

Does anyone out there in the blogosphere know for sure?

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

6 thoughts on “Recycling Tetra Pak cartons”

  1. You treat them as paper. If you want to be helpful, you can remove the plastic spout, tho that’s not necessary. The treated packs are used to make the suspense holders for file drawers. It’s a great scheme. Fife rules. Again

  2. If you visit http://www.fife.gov.uk/atoz/index.cfm?fuseaction=service.display&objectid=F8765C94-2A5F-36CB-91E4C4EC3C3A2059 you will see that all you need to do is pop your cartons into the blue 140 litre bin provided to you by your council.

    This is is provided to collect paper and cardboard from the household. It is collected from the household at least once a month and is then sent to a reprocessor to be turned into more paper and cardboard.

    I hope this helps!

    Sam

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