Tetra paks can now be recycled in Rushcliffe!

Over 20 billion Tetra Pak cartons are recycled across the globe every year. Some are made into paper products, some mixed with card; some even into roof tiles (Brazil).

Whilst Tetra Pak's clever mix of paper, plastic and foil gives a lightweight solution to transporting and storing high quality liquid foods, the UK has a limited recycling infrastructure.

But this is changing fast - carton recycling facilities are already accessible in over 20% of local authority areas.

Now residents, close to where the EcoList is edited, will be able to recycle paper-based liquid foods and drinks cartons (eg for fruit juices, soya milk, purees and milk) at two sites in Rushcliffe – Asda, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford and Bridgford car park, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford.

The green containers will be placed near to the current clothing banks.

Currently these items can’t be recycled in blue bins.

Some of the containers you might want to re-use. Make a biscuit mix. Put it in the rinsed container and freeze. When your oven is on, treat yourself to a few home made biscuits. Slice very thinly from frozen, bake for about 7-10 minutes and he presto, some delicious fresh biscuits for you and your friends!

For the packs you don't re-use, just rinse and flatten them before disposing of the packs.