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WestRock to Accept Foodservice Packaging for Recycling

October 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

WestRock Company, provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced it will begin accepting mixed paper bales that contain paper foodservice packaging at its 100 percent recycled paperboard mills across the United States.

Historically, paper-based foodservice packaging, which includes items such as single-use cups, takeout cartons and pizza boxes, has not been widely accepted in recycling programs due to concerns over polymer coatings and food contamination. However, as paper mill pulping and cleaning systems have evolved, so has the ability to accept types of foodservice packaging.

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