Recycling

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We’d love to see every Silk® carton get properly recycled at the end of its useful life.  Here’s what we’re doing to make that dream come true.

We’d love to see every Silk® carton get properly recycled at the end of its useful life.  Here’s what we’re doing to make that dream come true.

Recycling in the U.S.

First, the good news: 42 states offer some sort of carton recycling. That provides access to 40% of the U.S. population. Unfortunately, less than 12% of U.S. households actually take advantage of these programs.

 

We want to see that number rise, so we’ve partnered with the Carton CouncilTM to help spread the word about new carton recycling programs across the country.

Carton Council

About the Carton Council

So what exactly is the Carton Council? It’s a group of carton manufacturers who’ve teamed up with local governments, recycling facilities, paper mills and individual communities to keep recyclable cartons out of landfills.

 

The Carton Council focuses on education, since knowing what and how to recycle is the first step to actually doing it. It also champions new recycling technologies and local collection programs to help make recycling more available and effective.

Wanna recycle? Get the facts.

Recycling can seem more complicated than it should be, and sometimes it’s hard to know what’s accepted in your community’s recycling program. Together with the Carton Council, we’re here to help. Just enter your city, state or ZIP code below to find out if carton recycling services are available in your neighborhood. 

Every carton, every community

Since we’ve partnered with the Carton Council, we’ve helped spread the word about carton recycling in both San Diego and Denver. Together, these cities add up to hundreds of thousands of households that can recycle their Silk (and other cardboard) cartons. And we’re just getting started!

 

We’re also doing our part right in our own offices, where we’ve set up a Zero Waste Recycling and Composting program. With the help of Eco-Cycle (one of the country’s largest nonprofit recyclers), we’ve made reducing waste and conserving resources “business as usual.”

Got plastic?

Our Silk Fruity & Creamy cups made from #5 plastic are not part of the Carton Council program, but they are recyclable in many areas. We urge you to contact your local recycling center for details.