Cartons are made mainly from a natural renewable material, reducing the demand on the Earth’s non-renewable resources.
Cartons are collected in 91% of UK local authority areas making them easy to recycle.
Cartons are lightweight and space-efficient, thereby lowering transport impacts.
Cartons are low-carbon packages helping to reduce climate impacts.
Cartons are recyclable, reducing packaging waste and saving valuable resources.
Cartons have a strong environmental story to tell.
They are made mainly from wood fibre, a natural renewable resource, and are a low carbon packaging choice which can easily be recycled.
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK represents leading beverage carton manufacturers, Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc, in profiling the environmental credentials of cartons.
Please explore our website to find out more about recycling cartons and the work of ACE UK.
2015 Golden Carton Awards now open for entries!
The awards recognise and reward local authorities achieving the greatest improvements in beverage carton recycling, celebrating environmental leadership and recycling best-practice. They are open to all local authorities signed-up to send beverage cartons to ACE UK’s dedicated UK carton recycling facility. The awards have two categories: ‘Greatest Percentage Increase in Beverage Carton Recycling’ and ‘Best Communications Campaign’.
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re:cartons – Let’s recycle more
To drive carton recycling across the UK and increase tonnages to the UK mill, ACE UK has created re:cartons – an easy-to-understand campaign identity. The campaign is designed to increase the effectiveness of ACE UK’s communications with local authorities through a clear and simple message and call to action. It is also consumer-friendly enough for local authorities to use directly with local residents to engage with them around carton recycling.
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Beverage carton recycling in the UK
- Total no. of
- Local authorities collecting
cartons 360 (92%)
- Local authorities collecting cartons from kerbside 241 (62%)
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