Carton Recycling Progress

Carton tonnes recycled in 2016


National carton recycling rate in 2016


National average access to beverage carton recycling (juice & milk cartons)


National average access to non-beverage recycling (soup & broth cartons)

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Some of Our Projects

The Carton Council of Canada is an active partner in collaboration projects with various stakeholders around the country.


Education tools for Municipalities

The CCC has developed a toolkit of carton recycling ads and images that can be used by municipalities to support residents’ education efforts. The ads, which can be used with different media channels (print, digital, social, etc) are customizable so that municipality-specific information can be added. A series of carton images representing all carton types (juice, milk, soup, broths, etc.) are also available for download.

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Participation in Recyc-Quebec Joint Committee on Recyclable Materials

CCC has been a member of RECYC-QUEBEC’s Joint Committee on Recyclable Materials since 2013. The Joint Committee’s mandate is to develop solutions to increase the effectiveness and performance of the curbside recycling system. As part of the Market Development Working Group,  cartons have been identified as one of three priority materials. A p project is being implemented to document the added value and costs related to the separation of cartons collected at two sorting centres in Quebec.

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Collaboration to Support School Recycling in Manitoba

The CCC has partnered with the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association in Manitoba and its Recycle Everywhere 101 program in order to increase the collection of beverage containers, including cartons, in all schools in the province.

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