Beverage cartons, on average, are made from 75% wood fibre, a natural and renewable resource when sourced from responsibly managed forests.
This wood fibre, in the form of paperboard, provides strength and a smooth, flat surface for printing. In addition, layers of low density polyethylene (21% of the carton) prevent leakage, while a very fine layer of aluminium (4%) provides a barrier to light and oxygen.
The image below shows a diagram of what a carton is made from.
ACE member companies are committed to sourcing their wood fibre from responsibly managed forests, ensuring these forests remain a renewable resource for generations to come. Click here to find out more.
Beverage carton recycling in the UK