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Drink cartons to be made into plasterboard in Nottingham

Nottingham residents will have a helping hand in turning their drink cartons into plasterboard, strong paper bags and envelopes. Nottingham City Council, is working in partnership with Tetra Pak, to launch a new beverage carton recycling scheme throughout Nottingham. It is estimated that each year 55,000 tonnes of paper-based cartons are produced for milk, juice, sauces and other liquids. This averages out around 2.3kg of cartons per household. Residents can now take their cartons to five special collection points to be recycled. These are located at Asda in Hyson Green, Tesco in Top Valley, Sainsburys at Caste Marina, Kwiksave in Sneinton and the Co-op n Carlton Road. Councillor Katrina Bull said: This means residents will no linger have to throw away their Tetra Pak cartons which can make up a large amount of residents waste. We will have to look into including this type of carton within the doorstep recycling scheme in the future. This new opportunity gives residents the chance to recycle more of their household waste which means we are taking positive steps to achieve our target recycling rate of 25% fro 2007/08.

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