I would like to recycle beverage and food containers, where do I throw them?
Every Municipality has its own system governing separate waste collection. To find out if the Municipality in which you live organises separate waste collection for beverage cartons and to find out all the details, consult the website of your Municipality.
Does the plastic milk container top have to be thrown away separately?
The top is made of plastic so has to be thrown in the container dedicated to plastic waste.
Do I have to wash the beverage cartons in the dishwasher before throwing them into the separate waste collection?
No, simply rinse them with water.
Can I also place packaging which I have cut up when playing with my children, in the separate waste collection?
Yes, it is important that even small container parts are placed in the separate waste collection. One centimetre squared of material contains beneficial elements which can be enhanced by the recycling processes.
ALUMINIUM The thirteenth element in the periodic table. Aluminium is a malleable metal obtained from bauxite; it is extremely resistant to oxidation and is used in numerous fields.
BEVERAGE CARTON Containers for packaging beverages and foodstuffs, chiefly composed of liquids. On average, a carton is made up of 74% of pure cellulose fibres (providing shape and stability), 22% of polyethylene (prevent foodstuffs coming into contact with paper) and 4% aluminium (the barrier which shields foodstuffs and beverages from light and air, preserving flavours and nutritional characteristics).
CELLULOSE The cellulose coats the plant cells. It is part of the carbohydrate family and is the raw material used to obtain paper.
POLYETHYLENE Polyethylene is a synthetic polymer. In addition to the food industry, where owing to its great stability, it is widely employed, it is also used as an insulator in various manufacturing sectors.
TISSUE The term “tissue paper” refers to paper used to produce disposable products such as toilet paper, wipers, paper towels, reels, napkins and table adornments, household and sanitary tissues.