UK Carton Recycling Plant

UK Carton Recycling Plant

In September 2013, ACE UK officially opened the UK’s only beverage carton recycling facility in Stainland, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, in partnership with paper and packaging producer, Sonoco Alcore. 

Sonoco Alcore uses the strong high-quality virgin wood fibres found in cartons to make industrial-strength coreboard at its paper mill located on the same site. This is then made into tubes and cores, around which paper, man-made fibre yarns, and metal and plastic film for industrial applications are wrapped.

All used beverage cartons sorted by ACE UK are recycled here and we encourage all organisations that run kerbside collections to use this facility, as it has various financial and environmental benefits.

The three benefits are:




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Beverage carton recycling in the UK

  • Total no. of
  • Local authorities collecting
    361 (92%)
  • Local authorities collecting cartons from kerbside 263 (67%)
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