Hi Zac

Thank you for your question, you are not the first to ask about how to recycle this item!

Long life cartons are made with multiple layers of plastic, foil and cardboard which makes them a complex packaging format to recycle.

The local end markets for long-life cartons have become limited in recent years, so some councils have temporarily stopped accepting them until new markets can be established. The industry is investing in new recycling technologies, so we hope to see these being recycled more broadly again.

In your local area long-life drink packaging such as poppers and tetra paks can not be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin. However, this can differ depending on the council area you are in – if in doubt check it out! Use Recycle Mate to find out the most up-to-date information for your local area.

Thank you for reaching out to Recycle Mate. Please contact us at any time if you have any other enquiries.