ACE UK STATEMENT: ACE UK has supported the installation of a Recycleye robotic arm, boosting sorting of liquid cartons at the Veolia Southwark facility

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK, working in partnership with recycling AI engineers Recycleye and waste managers Veolia, has unveiled an advanced, automated sorting system to boost the volume of liquid cartons separated for direct reprocessing in South London. ACE UK is supporting the installation of Recyleye Vision technology at the…

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ACE UK PRESS RELEASE: ACE UK launches Carton Ready campaign to support Simpler Recycling reforms in England

Following the publication of the UK Government’s Simpler Recycling reforms, food, drink and other liquid cartons will be collected alongside plastic and other dry-recyclable materials across England. These changes will ensure that from March 2026 all English households will be able to recycle liquid cartons with confidence, bringing an end to the current fragmented system.…

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ACE UK PRESS RELEASE: DDRS Alliance launches GB’s first carton DDRS trial, using new technologies and approaches to make recycling easier and more rewarding

The DDRS Alliance, with the support of the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK, Welsh Government, WRAP Cymru, Powys County Council, a range of local retailers, and ACE UK member Tetra Pak, has launched the UK’s first digital deposit return scheme (DDRS) for drink cartons. Based in Brecon, South Wales, the Scan|Recycle|Reward…

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ACE PRESS RELEASE: Introduction of dedicated beverage carton sorting in Ireland

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment – ACE Ireland has announced a new partnership with leading waste management provider Panda aimed at significantly improving the recycling process of cartons placed on the Irish market. As part of the collaboration, ACE Ireland funded the installation of state-of-the-art robotic sorting technology at Panda’s materials recovery…

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Introducing Carton Ready

We will soon be launching ACE UK’s Carton Ready campaign to help Local Authorities make food and drink cartons part of their consistent kerbside collections, lending a helping hand to the third of English Local Authorities which do not yet collect cartons. With DEFRA likely to confirm the inclusion of food and drink cartons within…

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Looking forward to the DEFRA kerbside collections response

We are looking forward to the publication of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ response to its consultation on consistent kerbside collections, expected soon. For several years, we have continuously called for the inclusion on food and drinks cartons within the core list of materials for kerbside collection. Food and drink cartons are…

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ACE PRESS RELEASE: BEVERAGE CARTON INDUSTRY PUBLISHES DESIGN FOR RECYCLING GUIDELINES

Through the industry’s 2030 Roadmap[1], ACE’s (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment) members adopted an ambitious vision for 2030 and beyond: to deliver the most sustainable packaging for resilient food supply systems, which is renewable, climate positive and circular.   As part of the Roadmap, our industry committed to develop and annually review…

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What is a carton?

Food and drink cartons are often referred to as Tetra Paks, in the same way vacuum cleaners are often called Hoovers, but they are actually manufactured by a number of companies including Elopak and SIG Combibloc, as well Tetra Pak. All three companies are members of ACE UK. As a packaging choice, food and drink…

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Consistent collections and carton recycling

We are all eagerly awaiting DEFRA’s response to the second phase of consultations regarding changes the Environment Bill will introduce.  Food and drink cartons are almost certain to be included in England’s core materials for collection from 2023. For those Local Authorities that will be adding cartons to recycling collections, now is the time to…

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New ACE UK website

Our new look website is now live! With a sleek, modern design it has everything you need to find out more about food and drink carton recycling, all the latest news from the ACE UK team, how we can help you with kerbside carton collections, and of course details of our network of Bring Banks.…

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