Carton Council Recognized by California Product Stewardship Council for Coalition Building

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The Carton Council of North America, a group of carton manufacturers united to deliver long term collaborative solutions in order to divert valuable cartons from the landfill, has been awarded the 2013 Bow and Arrow Award for Coalition Building by the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC).

“We are honored to be recognized by the California Product Stewardship Council for the Bow and Arrow Award,” said Jason Pelz, vice president, environment, Tetra Pak North America, and vice president of recycling projects for the Carton Council of North America. “This reiterates the tremendous progress made in California, and the rest of the country, in building the pipeline for carton packaging recovery. We’re delighted to receive this award as it indicates that our efforts have not gone unnoticed in the industry. We look forward to continuing to expand infrastructure and access for carton recycling both in California and throughout the nation.”

Since forming in 2009, the Carton Council has partnered with mills and recovery facilities across the country, including at least 17 facilities in California, where access to carton recycling is expected to reach 70 percent by the end of 2013. The Carton Council is working to expand the local infrastructure in California to collect and sort cartons and promote awareness of carton recycling, and has already made progress in major cities like Los Angeles and San Diego.

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