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Recycling
All the materials used in beverage cartons are recyclable. In 2017, 48% of beverage cartons in EU-28 were recycled.
We’re not just square, we’re circular
Make renewables a key to unlock the circular economy
Resource Efficiency
The beverage carton industry now produces 40% more cartons with the same amount of wood fibres as 20 years ago.
Forestry
100% of the paperboard produced in Europe for the manufacturing of beverage cartons comes from paper mills that have an FSC certified chain-of-custody in place.
Environmental Footprint
Beverage cartons have the lowest carbon footprint in their core categories of milk and fruit juice packaging.

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  • It's easy to recycle beverage cartons!
    All the materials used in beverage cartons are recyclable. Recycling beverage cartons reduces carbon emissions and enables a better use of raw material resources. Paper mills, very interested in the quality fibre that makes beverage ...
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Working with nature

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment – provides a European platform for beverage carton manufacturers and their paperboard suppliers to benchmark and profile cartons as renewable, recyclable and low carbon packaging solutions.

ACE members work together to demonstrate that beverage carton packaging is the smart green choice today and in the future.

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Beverage Cartons contribute to a Circular Economy
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At ACE, we are committed to a low carbon #circulareconomy How? 🤔 By getting Europe to #recycle its beverage carton… https://t.co/WsOiOBHhCT

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Ace Highlights

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  • SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF PAPER-BASED PRODUCTS: FIRST EUROPEAN RECYCLABILITY GUIDELINES FOR OPTIMAL PACKAGING DESIGN
    04 Dec 2019

    SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF PAPER-BASED PRODUCTS: FIRST EUROPEAN RECYCLABILITY GUIDELINES FOR OPTIMAL PACKAGING DESIGN

    The use of paper for packaging purposes is growing every year, due to its excellent ...
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  • THE ALLIANCE FOR BEVERAGE CARTONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT (ACE) ANNOUNCES INCREASED RECYCLING RATE FOR BEVERAGE CARTONS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
    05 Nov 2019

    THE ALLIANCE FOR BEVERAGE CARTONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT (ACE) ANNOUNCES INCREASED RECYCLING RATE FOR BEVERAGE CARTONS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

    –   Announcement coincides with launch of recycling campaign from the ACE Secretariat – ACE is pleased ...
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Archive

  • 30 Jan 2019

    Beverage Cartons team up with WWF and UN to enhance biodiversity in Life-Cycle Assessments

    The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE), representing the European beverage ...
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  • 19 Dec 2018

    Beverage Carton companies launch EXTR:ACT platform to boost recycling

    The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) today announced that it ...
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