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How Recycled Cartons Become New Products

Find out how recycled cartons become new products - from paper products to construction boards.

When recycled, food and beverage cartons are sorted and shipped to either a paper mill or a manufacturing company. At a paper mill, cartons are pressed into reusable sheets of paper that go on to make paper towels, tissues, and other paper products. At a manufacturing company, caps and all are shredded and sent through a "panini" press where they are press melted. They become boards used for construction using no chemicals or water making them environmentally friendly