Carton Recycling Progress

Carton tonnes recycled in 2018


National blended carton recycling-recovery rate in 2018*


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


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

*Some jurisdictions report a recycling rate while others report a recovery rate. For this reason, we cannot report a uniform national recycling or recovery rate.

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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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Province-Wide Consumer Awareness Campaigns

The CCC works with provincial stewardship agencies to execute highly visible and inspiring consumer education campaigns that promote carton recycling. In 2016, we partnered with Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material British Columbia) to promote carton recycling via a 5-week digital campaign, and we teamed up with Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) to feature ads on large outdoor digital boards located in high-traffic areas.

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Pilot Project to Support School Recycling in Ontario

The CCC has renewed its partnership with the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association in Manitoba and its successful Recycle Everywhere 101 program to pilot the program in Ontario schools. The program is meant to complement schools’ existing waste diversion programs by providing additional recycling infrastructure as necessary, and education on the importance of recycling within a school environment, with spin-off benefits for at home recycling as well. Four schools in the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) are participating in the pilot, which began in April 2017.

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