Drink cartons in the blue PMD bag are made of three different materials: cardboard (appr. 75%), plastic (21 %) and aluminum (4 %). These three materials are separated during recycling and then recycled or valorized.
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The cardboard fibers from drinks cartons are used in the production of:
Plastic and aluminum are either seperatly recycled, either used in the cement industry. Sometimes, plastic can also be used as a source of energy for drying paper paste in the papermaking machine. Aluminum can serve as a binding agent in cement or is recovered as a raw material.
The pulp from drink cartons provides long fibers of a high quality that can replace more expensive primary paper pulp. Drinks cartons are a specific type of packaging composed of cardboard, polyethylene and a thin layer of aluminum. These three ingredients are separated and recycled and/or reused separately.
And that is why we are also counting on you. Consult the sorting rules for PMD.
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