Wanted: More Recycled Cartons!
Our buildings are getting greener. Today, the ReWall Company announced that it will be increasing its manufacturing of roofing and construction products made from recycled food and beverage cartons.
Since 2008, ReWall has converted cartons into sustainable building materials through its low-energy, eco-friendly recycling technology. Each truckload of finished ReWall products prevents nearly 600,000 cartons from going to landfills.
Now, they’re doubling their manufacturing facility in Des Moines, Iowa, increasing the need for recycled cartons from about 200 tons a month to approximately 600 tons per month, and likely to even higher.
During the process of creating building materials out of recycled cartons, the entirety of the recycled carton is used. From the inner paper pulp to the plastic layers, the entire carton is useful in producing moisture and mold resistant paneling, tiles and boards. This means less waste, less energy and a greener planet.
“We have discovered that the unique properties of cartons, such as strength, durability and resistance to mold and moisture, make cartons an ideal material for creating high-quality building materials,” said Jan Rayman, chief executive officer of the ReWall Company. “With demand growing for our products, our focus is on expansion and identifying additional North American locations for our next facility.”
The Carton Council works with ReWall to help foster this innovative market for recycled food and beverage cartons – all you need to do is #RecycleYourCartons!