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Post: #9762 Wombat
Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:24 am

Yep, fair point Ina.

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Post: #9770 Millymollymandy
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:38 am

Yup, the apple juice I buy from Lidl is in one of these cartons. However they sell orange juice (very cheap stuff) in glass bottles. Not returnable but recyclable!

It may be worth a look in Lidl because the apple juice I buy in France is exactly the same as in England - it's made in Germany anyway. So they may have the glass bottled orange juice.

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Post: #10278 Jessica
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:54 pm

Hi nev , its a friend of mine in the west of ireland that does the burning i thought it was a good idea but i would not have the time to make them
but i shall tell my friend about the foil and the burning of it , as she does come up with great idea's on recycling, i think she recycles everything.

thanks jessie. :oops:

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Post: #10297 Wombat
Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:58 am

No worries,

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Post: #13211 Shirley
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:55 pm

http://www.letsrecycle.com/materials/pa ... story=5388

Looks like there could be progress here!!!

http://www.letsrecycle.com/materials/pa ... story=5385

Two different stories - so take a look at both links.

Does your council collect tetrapak??
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Post: #13223 Andy Hamilton
Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:50 pm

Shirlz2005 wrote:Does your council collect tetrapak??


No they don't I have just contacted them with that article, might make a difference who knows. Cheers for posting Shilz.
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Post: #13515 Andy Hamilton
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:37 pm

got a reply from the council and they said that they are planning on having two tetra pak recyling points in Bristol. They also said that they did not know of the initative from tetra pak to help fund councils and have informed the people working on that project. - So I might have got our council to recycle more :cheers:

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RESULT!!!!
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Post: #13632 hedgewitch
Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:31 pm

How naughty is it then to re-cycle half the cartons in the cardboard bin and half in the plastic?
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Post: #14912 herbwormwood
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:00 am

Andy Hamilton wrote:Just found a link for recycling tetra pak whilst researching an article. It is a PDF file of labels to use when posting tetra pak to be recycled.

http://www.drinkscartons.com/pdf/labels.pdf

It UK only, I guess there are other ones in other countries too.


We use a lot of tetra pak as we use soya milk.
The address label does not seem to be freepost
I would use it if it were freepost....this is a shame, I send my brita water filters for recycling via freepost, and they are quite heavy compared to tetra pak. Brita have their own recycling plant.
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Post: #14945 albert onglebod
Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:05 pm

If you open the flaps out at the bottom,you can wash them well in hot water and use them for freezing liquids.They are good in the freezer as they are rectangular.You need to open them flat to get into the corners which might have milk in or whatever they contained.

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Post: #14968 Tinks
Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:16 pm

Great links!
When I spoke to our council about tetra packs they said that they couldnt recycle them because they were comprised of mixed products and would have to be seperated by hand, so how do smith anderson do it? it says they are just pulped, and then what?

At this rate i will have nothing in my bin at all!! :lol:
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Post: #16929 herbwormwood
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:51 pm

Tinks wrote:Great links!
When I spoke to our council about tetra packs they said that they couldnt recycle them because they were comprised of mixed products and would have to be seperated by hand, so how do smith anderson do it? it says they are just pulped, and then what?

At this rate i will have nothing in my bin at all!! :lol:
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Has anyone tried to freecycle the tetra paks?
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Post: #17005 ina
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:20 am

On my last trip to my favourite shop I discovered they sell four different kinds of juice concentrate; most apple based. Has anybody seen orange or grapefruit concentrate around? After all, most of the juice you buy in tetra packs is made from concentrate - why can't you buy that without the added water? I know you can get it for catering; but the hotel cans are a bit on the large side for me. And although I like the apple and pear stuff, grapefruit really is my preferred breakfast drink...

I think I need to do a bit of googling! :roll:
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Post: #17584 Jove
Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:29 pm

over here in Belgium we have a recycling plan for quite a few years now. We can buy blue plastic waste bags from the town council. These bags are to be filled with tin cans, plastic bottles and tetra packs. Every forthnight the garbage truck comes and pick them up and the bags are taken to a recycling facility.


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