• Circular culture in
    your hands

    For residents and users
    of hygiene paper

How can you participate?

Residents and institutions utilizing the separate collection of UBS enable packaging to
become a source of raw materials for new paper hygiene products. The institutions that
decide to use hygiene paper for which they have provided the raw material conclude
a material cycle. Thus, they enable the functioning of a circular economy in the local
community.

Make sure to:

Dispose of the used beverage
cartons in the appropriate
waste bin as specified by the
municipal waste management
company.

Inform and raise awareness
about involvement in the
MMC with your employees,
visitors to your institution and
residents

How can you participate?

Residents and institutions utilizing the separate collection of UBS enable packaging to become a source of raw materials for new paper hygiene products. The institutions that decide to use hygiene paper for which they have provided the raw material conclude a material cycle. Thus, they enable the functioning of a circular economy in the local community.

Make sure to:

Dispose of the used beverage
cartons in the appropriate
waste bin as specified by the
municipal waste management
company.

Inform and raise awareness
about involvement in the
MMC with your employees,
visitors to your institution and
residents

Tips for increasing circular culture

Find out how much
hygiene paper is used by
public institutions such
as kindergartens, schools,
libraries and other institutions
per month or year.

Calculate how many trees
need to be cut down for the
cellulose fibres required to
produce non-recycled paper
hygiene products – in general
and in your local community.

Find out the amount of
separately collected waste
packaging for milk and juices
per each month and year.

Compare how many trees
you save by running the
MMC in your municipality.

About beverage cartons

Each partner in the cycle can contribute and encourage other stakeholders in the local
community to increase the efficiency of the material cycle and improve the self-sufficiency
of the local community. In this way, a circular culture is being implemented in the local community.
How to join?


BEVERAGE CARTONS CONSIST OF SEVERAL
THIN LAYERS OF THREE COMPONENT MATERIALS:

  • Cardboard made from cellulose fibres makes up about 74% of the beverage carton.
  • Polyethylene, which comprises 22% of the packaging, protects the packaging and the product in it from moisture and at the same time connects the other layers of packaging.
  • A very thin layer of aluminium foil that protects the contents (product in packaging) from light, microorganisms and air.

HANDLING USED BEVERAGE CARTONS

  • When the beverage carton is emptied, flatten it and close it’s lid. In this way, it takes up 20 times less space in the bins and during transport. This also reduces CO2 emissions.
  • Dispose of it separately in a dedicated waste bin. Each waste management company has its own rules about which waste bin it belongs in, so pay attention to the inscriptions on the bins and the waste management company’s instructions. UBS are usually disposed of in the waste bin for waste packaging, and in some places also in the waste bin for waste paper.

About beverage cartons

Each partner in the cycle can contribute and encourage other stakeholders in the local community to increase the efficiency of the material cycle and improve the self-sufficiency of the local community. In this way, a circular culture is being implemented in the local community. How to join?


BEVERAGE CARTONS CONSIST OF SEVERAL
THIN LAYERS OF THREE COMPONENT MATERIALS:

  • Cardboard made from cellulose fibres makes up about 74% of the beverage carton.
  • Polyethylene, which comprises 22% of the packaging, protects the packaging and the product in it from moisture and at the same time connects the other layers of packaging.
  • A very thin layer of aluminium foil that protects the contents (product in packaging) from light, microorganisms and air.

HANDLING USED BEVERAGE CARTONS

  • When the beverage carton is emptied, flatten it and close it’s lid. In this way, it takes up 20 times less space in the bins and during transport. This also reduces CO2 emissions.
  • Dispose of it separately in a dedicated waste bin. Each waste management company has its own rules about which waste bin it belongs in, so pay attention to the inscriptions on the bins and the waste management company’s instructions. UBS are usually disposed of in the waste bin for waste packaging, and in some places also in the waste bin for waste paper.

RECYCLING

  • Paper manufacturers perform recycling by dissolving the paper in water, where the materials are stratified.
  • They remove the cardboard, dry it and use it as an input material for making hygiene paper.
  • The aluminium and polyethylene are also used for new products such as feeders for paper hygiene products.

Recycled products – hygiene paper

Cellulose from beverage cartons can be recycled, since it contains more than 70%
cellulose. The packaging thus yields high-quality cellulose from which hygiene paper can
be produced.

These include paper towels, napkins, handkerchiefs, toilet paper etc.

Recycled products – hygiene paper

Cellulose from beverage cartons can be recycled, since it contains more than 70% cellulose. The packaging thus yields high-quality cellulose from which hygiene paper can be produced. These include paper towels, napkins, handkerchiefs, toilet paper etc.

Do you have a question?
Do you want to establish a municipal
material cycle in your area?

We will be happy to listen to your suggestions and answer your questions!

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