VIETNAM - The Dong Tien Packing & Paper Company has opened Vietnam's first-ever line milk carton recycling facility.
Set up with support from Tetra Pak Vietnam, the line has the ability to completely recycle used milk cartons.
According to Dong Tien chairman Hoang Trung Son, cartons used to package cow milk, soya milk, and juices consist of six different layers, of which 75% is paper and the rest plastic and aluminium.
The line can process 50 tonnes of packs a day, yielding 25-30 tonnes of paper fibre and 500 plastic and aluminium roofing sheets from a pulping process.
Eight collection centres have been set up in Ha Noi, HCM City, Nha Trang, and Bien Hoa and Binh Duong and Tay Ninh Provinces to collect used cartons.