What is the municipal material cycle of
used beverage cartons and hygiene paper?
The municipal material cycle (MMC) of beverage cartons and hygiene paper connects
stakeholders and residents of the local community to easily form their own circular model
based on the existing take back system of used beverage carton management:
Used beverage cartons, collected separately by institutions and households in the local community, are purposefully recycled for the production of hygiene paper such as paper handkerchiefs, paper towels and wipes, toilet paper etc. from recycled cellulose.
These new products are used by institutions in the same local communities where the used beverage cartons are collected as a source of raw material.
The municipal material cycle of beverage cartons and hygiene paper includes municipalities, municipal companies, companies for the collection and management of waste materials, and public institutions in the local community. All residents are included in this through the established system of waste packaging collection.
The municipal material cycle of beverage cartons and hygiene paper packaging can be set up in any municipality or city in the EU that has a municipal waste separation system in place.