Recyclers of Used Cartons
The map below provides the names and locations of recyclers of used carton bales (grade PSI-52) in North American and elsewhere. Canada is home to one local recycler, the Sustana Fiber mill in Lévis, Québec.
In 2014, half (50%) of the polyethylene/Aluminum (polyAl) by-products from carton recycling at mills were recycled globally. Commonly, the recycled polyAl component is converted into a commodity in the form of pellets (the pellets are typically used in the manufacturing of products such as pallets and flower pots), or as ceiling and roofing tiles.
The Carton Council is exploring solutions in both the US and Canada to ensure that the high value of the polyAl material is captured.