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Brands & Companies

Resources for promoting carton’s recyclability to consumers

Recycling Markets

Examples of how cartons are recycled to make new products

Schools

Resources for capturing cartons at schools

Understanding Food and Beverage Carton Recycling

Food and beverage cartons are recyclable! They are a paper-based packaging that contains valuable material that should remain in the recycling value chain so it can go on to make new products.

Carton Recycling Champs


Food and beverage cartons are being kept out of landfills and recycled, thanks to the efforts of individuals across the country. These champions represent all aspects of the recycling supply chain.

Michele Wagner

Location: Westhampton, MA
Title: Northeast and Southwest Regional Field Team member, covering Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming
Bio: Michele works with MRFs, communities and schools in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

David Hurd

Location: New York, NY
Title: East Region Field Team member, covering New Jersey and New York
Bio: David works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Sherry Yarkosky

Location: Pittsboro, NC
Title: East and Southeast Coast Field Team member, covering Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia
Bio: Sherry works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

April Sprinkle

Location: Tyron, NC
Title: Value Chain Manager
Bio: April aids MRFs, brokers and end markets across the country to connect carton recycling access.

Derric Brown

Location: Canton, NC
Title: Strategic Projects and Partnerships Manager
Bio: Derric works with the Carton Council to help define strategy with special projects and partnerships. Derric also works with recycling stakeholders across the country to improve carton recycling access. 

Lena Zodda

Location: Memphis, TN
Title: VP of Sustainability & School Recycling
Bio: Lena works to help drive access and help grow the recycling infrastructure for cartons, along with a focus on strengthening school carton recycling programs across the country.

Kris Kaar

Kris Kaar

Location: Illinois
Title: Central Region Field Team member, covering Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania
Bio: Kris works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Debbi Dodson

Debbi Dodson

Location: San Diego, CA
Title: West Coast Schools Campaign Coordinator, covering Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
Bio: Debbi facilitates the implementation of school carton recycling programs in this region.

Tom Wright

Location: Sacramento, CA
Title: West Coast Region Field Team member, covering Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington
Bio: Tom works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Susan Robinson

Location: Sammamish, WA

Title: West Coast Region Field Team member, covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington

Description: Susan works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Carla Fantoni

Carla Fantoni

Location: Denton, TX
Title: VP of Engagement Strategy
Bio: With a home base in Texas, Carla works across the country to develop a comprehensive engagement strategy to address policy stakeholders, sustainability influencers and other recycling stakeholders.

Larine Urbina

Location: Denton, TX
Title: VP of Communications
Bio: Larine works with recycling stakeholders across the country to increase the recognition of carton recycling and its benefits.

Jordan Fengel

Jordan Fengel

Location: Denton, TX
Title: Director of Government Affairs
Bio: Jordan works holistically with recycling stakeholders, the packaging industry and end markets to create solutions for carton recycling and ensure recycled cartons are turned into new products.

Jason Pelz

Jason Pelz

Location: Germantown, WI
Title: VP of Sustainability
Bio: Jason works across the country using his expertise to engage with all aspects of the recycling value chain to help grow carton recycling.

Jason Pelz
Jason Pelz

Jason Pelz

Location: Germantown, Wisconsin
Title: VP of Sustainability
Bio: Jason works across the country using his extensive expertise to engage with all aspects of the recycling value chain to help grow carton recycling.

Carla Fantoni
Carla Fantoni

Carla Fantoni

Location: Denton, TX
Title: VP of Engagement Strategy
Bio: Carla works across the U.S. to develop a comprehensive engagement strategy to address policy stakeholders, sustainability influencers and other recycling stakeholders.

Larine Urbina

Larine Urbina

Location: Denton, TX
Title: VP of Communications
Bio: Larine works with recycling stakeholders across the country to increase the recognition of carton recycling and its benefits.

Lena Zodda

Lena Zodda

Location: Memphis, TN
Title: VP of Sustainability & School Recycling
Bio: Lena works to help drive access and help grow the recycling infrastructure for cartons, along with a focus on strengthening school carton recycling programs across the country.

Jordan Fengel
Jordan Fengel

Jordan Fengel

Location: Denton, Texas
Title: Director of Government Affairs
Bio: Jordan works holistically with recycling stakeholders, the packaging industry and end markets to create solutions for carton recycling and ensure recycled cartons are turned into new products.

Derric Brown

Derric Brown

Location: Canton, NC
Title: Strategic Projects and Partnerships Manager
Bio: Derric works with the Carton Council to help define strategy with special projects and partnerships. Derric also works with recycling stakeholders across the country to improve carton recycling access.

Kris Kaar
Kris Kaar

Kris Kaar

Location: Illinois
Title: Central Region Field Team member, covering Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania
Bio: Kris works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson

Location: Sammamish, WA
Title: West Coast Region Field Team member, covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington
Bio: Susan works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Tom Wright

Tom Wright

Location: Sacramento, CA
Title: West Coast Region Field Team member, covering Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Bio: Tom works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Debbie Dodson
Debbie Dodson

Debbie Dodson

Location: San Diego, CA
Title: West Coast Schools Campaign Coordinator covering Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
Bio: Debbi facilitates the implementation of school carton recycling programs in this region.

David Hurd

David Hurd

Location: New York, NY
Title: East Region Field Team member, covering New Jersey and New York
Bio: David works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Michele Wagner

Michele Wagner

Location: Westhampton, MA
Title: Northeast and Southwest Regional Field Team member, covering Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming.
Bio: Michele works with MRFs, communities and schools in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

Sherry Yarkosky

Sherry Yarkosky

Location: Pittsboro, NC
Title: East and Southeast Coast Field Team member, covering Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Bio: Sherry works with MRFs and communities in this territory to help add and expand carton recycling access.

April Sprinkle

April Sprinkle

Location: Tyron, NC
Title: Value Chain Manager
Bio: April aids MRFs, brokers and end markets across the country to connect carton recycling access.

News & Press Releases


Perspectives Blog


Brands Play An Important Role in Encouraging Recycling

By Larine Urbina, Vice President, Communications for the Carton Council and Vice President, Communications for Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada As recycling markets and supply chains continue to be face pressure like never before, it’s crucial to us at the Carton Council to...

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