Environment Minister Elliot Morley (pictured centre) has opened the UKs first carton-recycling plant, saying it was an excellent example of how both commercial and environmental interests could be served by recycling.
The mills capacity to recycle a fifth of all milk and juice cartons sold in the UK and Ireland is an excellent starting point, and one which I will hope increase.
By encouraging local authorities and recycling organisations to expand their collection schemes we can remove all beverage cartons from the UK waste stream and place them in commercially successful plants such as Fettykil Mills.
The Fettykil mill, based in Fife, is a joint initiative between the Liquid Food Carton Manufacturers Association and Smith, Anderson and Company. After extensive trials, the plant has opened to recycle cartons into paper, paper bags and envelopes.