Paper Cartons Are Garbage
Paper cartons can’t be recycled because they are made up of mixed materials and not just paper. They’re also lined with plastic to prevent any liquid from leaking through the carton.
Plastic Cartons Are Recyclable
Depending on the plastic type, plastic ice cream cartons can usually be recycled. Please make sure to clean the container to avoid contaminating other items in your recycling bin.
Keep Out of the Compost
Paper by itself is compostable. However, ice cream cartons will likely leave behind plastic in the soil and contaminate the finished compost.
Ways to Reduce
Buy in Bulk
Reduce the number of cartons you trash by purchasing larger amounts of ice cream that will last longer.
Ways to Reuse
Repurpose Plastic Containers
Plastic ice cream cartons can be reused for storage or decor. Visit Talenti’s website for inspiration.