According to the data published by earth911.com, an average shelf-stable milk carton contains 74 percent paper, 22 percent plastic, and 4 percent aluminum.
An average refrigerated milk carton contains 80 percent paper and 20 percent plastic to hold in the liquid.
As studies suggest, 62.8 percent of communities across the United States currently have facilities for processing cartons.
Moreover, Carton Council of North America’s survey suggests 92 percent of consumers expect their food packaging to be recycled.
Names of some top responsible carton manufacturers as revealed in the carton council’s study are as follows: Tetra Pak, Elopak, SIG Combibloc, and Evergreen Packaging.
The United Kingdom’s only beverage carton recycling facility was opened in Stainland, near Halifax, West Yorkshire in September 2013.
The facility can recycle up to 40 percent (25,000 tonnes) of the cartons manufactured in the UK market each year.
As far as the prevalence of milk carton recycling in Australia is concerned, 97 percent of Australians live in areas where non-foil-lined containers are accepted for kerbside recycling and 76 percent live in areas where foil-lined containers are accepted.