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RecyclePak - Help Boise Recycle Cartons!

$455 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 17 people in 4 months
It all started when my boyfriend and I started re-evaluating the waste we produce. We found that one thing that was hard to replace was our non-dairy milk. When we confirmed that non-dairy milk cartons weren’t accepted for collection in the Boise municipal recycling program, we took action.  We took action after we took steps to reduce waste in our own household. We studied guidance issued by the Carton Council, an organization committed to advancing carton recycling in the U.S. We then founded RecyclePak, and began collecting cartons late last year through a small-scale pick-up service based out of Garden City. The pick-up service has been discontinued in place of a collection bin at the North End Boise Co-Op. We collect the cartons and ship them to Alpine Recycling in Denver, Colorado. They then take the cartons and compress them into a large bale. The cartons are shipped to a specialty paper mill that will separate the different materials (paper, plastic, sometimes aluminum). The cartons can then become paper products like tissues, or building products like window frames.
Side note: by all means, if you can avoid these cartons PLEASE DO! There are alternatives and homemade swaps you can make that will avoid this unnecessary packaging.

Listen to our story at Story Story Night: https://soundcloud.com/storystorynight/aluminum-brave-the-elements-featured-storytellers 
Read the Boise Weekly article about us: https://bit.ly/2TIyQ0g 
Listen to us on 94.9 River Mornings with Ken and Deb: https://bit.ly/2ScCsej 
Sign-up for our e-mail list: recyclepakboise.com 
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/recyclepakboise 
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/recyclepakboise 
Learn more about recycling cartons: recyclecartons.com
Learn more about Altogether Recycling: alpinewaste.com/altogether-recycling/
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We're shipping cartons! Over 200lb of cartons have been collected at the Boise Co-Op! Thank you all for the support!
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Thank you to all who have donated so far! Big things are happening for RecyclePak thanks to your generosity. Let's work together to reduce the waste created in Boise!
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Thank you all so much for your contributions. As of right now (1/25/19), we can ship a little more than 3 boxes to be recycled! We appreciate all of you. Continue to share so we can keep shipping carton recycling!
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