Saturday, March 3, 2012

New recycling scheme.

FOR the first time, residents of South Ayrshire can recycle paper-based drinks and liquid food cartons in blue boxes or at local recycling centres.

The new council scheme has been set up to help tackle the 55,000 tonnes of paper-based cartons for milk, juice, sauces and other liquid foods and drinks produced by UK carton manufacturers each year.

Instead of being chucked in the rubbish bin 2.3 kg of cartons per household per year can now be transformed into useful products such as plasterboard liners, high strength paper bags and envelopes.

Cartons can be placed in blue household recycling bins but residents can also put them in special collection …

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