Pre and Post Consumer Materials | Recycling | Caraustar Products

Pre-Consumer Materials Recycled

Grades are cited per the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular.

Boxboard - Consists of new cuttings of paperboard used in the manufacture of folding cartons, set-up boxes and similar boxboard products. The scrap is generated at facilities that mainly manufacture food cartons as well as other cartons, predominantly for display in consumer goods stores.

Double Lined Kraft - Consists of new corrugated cuttings with either test or kraft liners. This is the scrap generated at box manufacturers.

Rolls/Stock Lot - Kraft linerboard, kraft bag paper, white top linerboard, corrugating medium, file folder, bleached paper, bleached paperboard and pulp are sold for repulping and stocklot converting. Many of the sources of these stocklot grades are Caraustar core customers and recycling paper customers. We complete the loop by supplying cores and paper for recycling to mills, and in return, we purchase rolls and sheets back from these mills. Other sources of job lot include converters, printers, distribution centers and warehouses that sell obsolete, rejected and damaged fully formed boxes, roll and sheet stock. The recycling centers also purchase obsolete folding cartons, bags and any paper-based packaging materials.

Salvage - Caraustar has over 70 years’ experience in salvage paper recovery of damaged paper, paperboard and pulp. The company purchases damaged paper from paper mills, converters, truckers, railroads, shipping lines and warehouses. The Recycling Group works with salvors, adjusters, insurance companies, marine surveyors and brokers to ensure prompt inspection, pricing and removal of damaged paper. Common causes of damaged paper include hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, sprinkler breaks and fires.

High Grades - Consists of grades that may be used by a printer or envelope manufacturer.

Post-Consumer Materials Recycled

Grades are cited per the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular.

Old Corrugated Containers - Consists of corrugated containers having either test or kraft liners. Used cardboard boxes.

Old Newspapers - This grade is generated from municipal recycling programs, individuals and printers.

Cores - Consists of paper cores made from either recycled paperboard and/or linerboard, and single or multiple plies. Metal or plastic end caps, wood plugs and textile residues are not acceptable in this grade.

Mixed Paper - Consists of a clean, sorted mixture of various qualities of paper not limited as to type of fiber content.

Sorted Office Paper - Consists of paper, as typically generated by offices, containing primarily of white and colored groundwood-free paper, free of unbleached fiber. May include a small percentage of groundwood computer printout and facsimile paper.

Books - Consists of any types of new or used hard and soft cover books.

Commercial Single Stream - Our facilities collect all non-wet waste from generators, including corrugated, office paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

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