Pilot study on the collection and re-use of beverage cartons
In 2013, the KIDV conducted a pilot study entitled ‘Collection and re-use of beverage cartons’. This pilot study focused on environmental and cost performance of the different ways of collecting and re-using beverage cartons.
Residents in 37 municipalities and two post-separation areas were asked to separate and hand in as many empty beverage cartons as possible. This concerned cartons for custard, yoghurt, milk, apple juice or other drinks, for example, as well as the smaller juice cartons that children often take to school. The pilot involved three methods: separate collection of beverage cartons, post-separation, and collection of beverage cartons along with the collection of used paper or plastic waste.