With retailers and consumers demanding more sustainable products, Tropicana wanted their gable-top juice cartons to be recyclable. While the cartons were made from highly renewable paper fiber, they were also covered with a thin layer of polyethylene, making them unacceptable for recycling. Waste Management worked with the beverage maker to find a solution. The polymer layer would be removed post-consumption via a process called hydropulping. Today, the cartons can be safely and effectively recycled - and Tropicana is able to squeeze more operational value from this environmental solution.
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