About ACE UK

ACE UK team

The ACE UK recycling team works in close partnership with all waste stakeholders, from local authorities and waste management companies to Government agencies and retailers, to look at providing solutions for carton recycling.

Meet the team:

Richard Hands, Chief Executive

Richard heads ACE UK, having been Chief Executive since it was established in its current form in 2010. He is the main spokesperson for the beverage carton industry with Government organisations, stakeholders and the media. Richard has been involved in environmental affairs in the industry for over ten years, following twenty years in environmental management and sustainable development in the public sector.

Mandy Kelly, Senior Recycling Manager

The most recent member, Mandy joined the team January 2016. With over 30 years' experience in the fibre sector, Mandy joins ACE UK from Palm Recycling.  She has responsibility for material into the UK recycling facility, manages budgets and business development opportunities, engages directly with Local Authorities and Waste Management Companies and helps to develop communications.

Emma Griffiths, Recycling Officer

Coming from a customer services background, Emma has been a member of the team since 2007. She works with many Waste Management Companies sourcing baled carton material to be recycled at our UK recycling facility and supports Local Authorities regarding carton recycling.  Emma maintains all compliance documentation and schedules the mill deliveries as well as providing communications support.

Georgina Bray-Deacon, Account Executive

Georgina joined ACE UK in June 2014 and looks after the carton and paper cup recycling bring bank scheme, liaising with Local Authorities and waste management contractors to provide key data. Other duties include monitoring and maintaining ACE UK’s digital and social media channels and providing support to the team.

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Beverage carton recycling in the UK

  • Total no. of
  • Local authorities collecting
    354 (93%)
  • Local authorities collecting cartons from kerbside 250 (66%)
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