New Colorado facility will repurpose cartons into construction materials

By Beth Newhart contact

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One truckload of finished ReWall products prevents nearly 600,000 cartons from ending up in landfills.
One truckload of finished ReWall products prevents nearly 600,000 cartons from ending up in landfills.

Related tags: processing, Recyclable materials, Recycling, Carton, Manufacturing

The ReWall Company is opening a new facility in Colorado that will turn recycled food and beverage cartons into building and construction materials. It will serve the western US and ‘significantly expand’ end markets for the cartons.

ReWall has been repurposing cartons in Iowa since 2008, providing sustainable building and construction materials for US clients. They use a low energy, eco-friendly recycling technology with no chemicals or water. It claims to be the “first and only US company to solve the problem of recycling an entire carton.”

The new Colorado facility is a major expansion for the brand and is expected to open in April 2019. It will be able to process about 20 million pounds of aseptic and gable top cartons per year into materials like roof cover board, exterior sheathing, wallboard and floor underlayment.

ReWall reports that It takes about 400 cartons to make one sheet of hail-resistant roof cover board, and one truckload of finished ReWall products prevents nearly 600,000 cartons from ending up in landfills.

A milestone in carton recycling

Jason Pelz, VP of recycling projects for the Carton Council of North America, said, “This expansion reinforces the value in food and beverage carton recycling. The end markets are expanding both in the US and globally.”

ReWall products are resistant to mold and moisture and promise a strong and durable build for their clients’ needs. The company recommends it to owners and developers for constructing new buildings, renovating old ones, repairing damaged walls and more.

Jan Rayman, founder and CEO of ReWall, said, “This new facility marks a major milestone for ReWall and our efforts to turn cartons into environmentally friendly building materials. As demand for our products continues to grow, we are excited to open a new end market for cartons in the western part of the country.’’

“ReWall’s expansion is a huge boost for carton recycling and should encourage even more communities – and their residents – to recycle food and beverage cartons,’’​ Pelz said.

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