Tetra pak

food and drink cartons can be recycled

Drink cartons (e.g. juices, milk, soup), aka tetra pak, can be recycled! You can leave plastic tops on cartons and straws in drink cartons as these will be removed and recycled.

What are cartons made from?

Cartons are a composite packaging material - in other words they are not made from paper alone but comprise of about 75% paper, 20% plastic (polyethylene) and 5% aluminium foil (for long-life products).