Sustana mill in Quebec now accepting recycled cartons

DENTON, TexasSustana Fiber’s paper mill in Lévis, Quebec, is now accepting recycled food and beverage cartons.

Every carton recycled helps provide the raw materials needed to produce essential items, such as toilet paper and paper towels.

“At Sustana, we are enthusiastic champions of responsible manufacturing, environmental stewardship, and positive community impact,” said Michele Bartolini, senior marketing director at Sustana.

“By recycling alternative fibers, such as cartons, we are proud to enhance our support for a thriving circular economy and help conserve precious resources. We are also keen to do our part, supporting the supply chain working to make the products people need right now.”

Stable and thriving end-markets for post-consumer cartons are important to the success of recycling and recovery efforts. Increased carton recycling helps preserve natural resources, meet important diversion and recycling goals, create jobs, and helps to avoid shortages of the pulp needed to manufacture essential items.

“Each new end market added means cartons have additional opportunities to be recycled into new products and stay out of landfills,” said Jason Pelz, vice-president of Recycling Projects for the Carton Council of North America.

“While located in Canada, this new mill can provide an additional option for cartons collected in the northeastern part of the U.S.”

 The Carton Council comprises Elopak, SIG Combibloc, Evergreen Packaging and Tetra Pak, working together to divert valuable cartons from the landfill.