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Are Frozen Food Packages Recyclable?
Posted on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
Frozen food boxes (made out of paperboard) are not recyclable because they are sprayed with a plastic coating that protects the contents against freezer burn. Once the material has this coating, it does not break apart as pulp in the cardboard recycling process.
Any box with this type of plastic coating (or waxy coating) is not recyclable.
However, frozen food packages made from cardboard or film plastics (frozen food bags or pouches) are recyclable on campus.
In general, paperboard boxes are recyclable, so long as