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Tetra carton recycling scheme to launch

New technology has enabled Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) to launch a Tetra carton recycling scheme for its residents.

Until now, there has been little potential to process milk, juice and soup cartons as their composition of cardboard, aluminium foil, wax and plastics makes them difficult to recycle.

However, with new methods allowing the materials to be separated and the cardboard recycled into items such as potato sacks, TRDC is to launch a Tetra Bank pilot scheme in two areas of the district from mid-June.

TRDC public services and health portfolio holder Phil Brading said: “Until now it’s been impossible to recycle these Tetra containers which many of us buy regularly. The council is pleased to be able to introduce this pilot which will reduce even further the amount of rubbish in all our bins every week.

“Three Rivers has the highest recycling rate in the whole of Hertfordshire and by introducing innovative schemes like this, we hope that success will continue.”

Initially, Tetra Banks will be placed at the recycling centres at Northill, Chorleywood and Abbots Langley High Street car park, but if the pilot proves a success, more will be introduced.

The district council believes that the innovative new scheme will enable local residents to recycle even more of their weekly rubbish, and will help to eliminate a troublesome product from the waste stream.

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