Low carbon

Transport efficiencies

The rectangular and lightweight nature of the carton means that it is space and transport efficient, thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

A truck loaded with filled cartons transports approximately 95% product and only 5% packaging, fuel consumption and associated emissions, are therefore much reduced compared with the transportation of more space-consuming products.

Similarly, before filling, cartons are highly space efficient, as they travel flat-pack.

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Beverage carton recycling in the UK

  • Total no. of
    local
    authorities
    391
  • Local authorities collecting
    cartons
    361 (92%)
  • Local authorities collecting cartons from kerbside 259 (66%)
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