Cartons are made mainly from a natural renewable material, reducing the demand on the Earth’s non-renewable resources. Cartons are made mainly from a natural renewable material, reducing the demand on the Earth’s non-renewable resources.
Cartons are lightweight and space-efficient, thereby lowering transport impacts. Cartons are lightweight and space-efficient, thereby lowering transport impacts.
Cartons are low-carbon packages helping to reduce climate impacts. Cartons are low-carbon packages helping to reduce climate impacts.
Cartons are recyclable, reducing packaging waste and saving valuable resources. Cartons are recyclable, reducing packaging waste and saving valuable resources.
Cartons are collected in 94% of UK local authority areas making them easy to recycle. Cartons are collected in 94% of UK local authority areas making them easy to recycle.

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.

New food and drink carton recycling launches in Cornwall

New food and drink carton recycling launches in Cornwall Cornwall residents can now take food and drink cartons and paper cups for recycling at seven Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) thanks to a partnership between ACE UK and Cornwall Council. Read more >

In-store beverage carton recycling trial for Tesco stores

In-store beverage carton recycling trial for Tesco stores Tesco, Kellogg and ACE UK have announced a five month trial to collect beverage cartons at in-store recycling points. Carton recycling points will be introduced into eleven Tesco stores in England and Wales to test how prepared customers are to return the packaging to stores for recycling. Read more >

Beverage carton recycling in the UK

  • Total no. of
    local
    authorities
    382
  • Local authorities collecting
    cartons
    358 (94%)
  • Local authorities collecting cartons from kerbside 256 (68%)
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