Natural & renewable

Protecting biodiversity

The beverage carton industry recognises that respecting and upholding forest biodiversity is critical, both for the survival of the forest and the industry. This means supporting the protection of fauna and flora, as well as having strict traceability criteria for the supply of wood used in beverage cartons.

Sustainable forest management principles are based on local experience, legal requirements and standards set by forest certification schemes, such as FSC and PEFC. They also respond to the specific habitat and species protection requirements laid down in EU and national legislation.

‘Site-adapted forestry’ is one of the most effective ways to implement these principles on the ground. It involves mapping of sensitive habitats and places responsibility for habitat regeneration plans on
those who harvest the forests.

Measures used by foresters to protect biodiversity include:

The forest owners also ensure that the forests remain a source of pleasure and enjoyment for local communities.

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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 263 (67%)
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