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Why is Tetra Pak recycling ending across East Sussex?

From June 28, Tetra Pak cartons will not be included in the kerbside recycling by any council in East Sussex, including Eastbourne.  

Usually containing long-life milk or fruit juice, Tetra Paks are generally made up of between four and six layers of different material which are difficult to separate and cannot be sorted in a standard recycling facility. They make up less than 1% of UK waste.

The only facility for recycling Tetra Paks is in Yorkshire. Separating and transporting all Tetra Paks so far would not be an environmentally friendly option. From 28 June, please put all Tetra Paks in your rubbish bin rather than you recycling bin.

Residents will be able to put glass in their main recycling wheelie bin from June 28. 

Existing glass boxes can be kept for use in people’s homes, gardens or garages or can be dropped off at the household waste recycling site at St Philip's Avenue, Eastbourne.