Why can’t long-life cartons go in my recycling bin?

Although some councils will accept them, some won't. Long-life cartons are made from a material called liquid paperboard. This is a combination of mainly cardboard, with a thin layer of plastic and aluminium foil.

At the moment, processing of liquid paperboard isn’t very effective so when long-life cartons are put in the recycling bin, they contaminate the other items to be recycled.

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