On-Pack Recycling Labelling for cartons

The On-Pack Recycling Label scheme aims to deliver a simple, consistent and UK-wide recycling message on both retailer and brand packaging to help consumers recycle more material correctly, more often. 

At ACE UK we believe that easy to understand, on-pack recycling information is vital in helping consumers to recycle more. However our research showed that there was a wide discrepancy in recycling labelling on beverage cartons and in some instances cartons were wrongly labelled as not recyclable. 

To address this we have worked closely with OPRL to develop a special beverage carton recycling label, reflecting the fact that beverage cartons are widely recycled by local authorities across the UK, often as part of kerbside collections. 

We are now working hard to engage retailers and product manufacturers to ensure that more carton packaging carries the correct recycling label. 

 More information about OPRL can be found on the website

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