EU: Industry Initiative for Increased Recycling

In the European Union the recycling of beverage cartons is growing and reached 48 percent in 2017, the total recovery rate achieved 76 percent.

ACE – the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment – has very much welcomed the revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the introduction of a mandatory separate collection of packaging waste in the EU. Since the organization is working with national beverage carton associations to support recycling performance across Europe, the members of ACE – BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, SIG, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak – have decided to launch a new pan-European platform to coordinate the industry’s engagement in recycling across Europe. It will coordinate and drive EU-wide and country-specific solutions to optimize beverage carton collection and recycling. The intention is to establish alliances and partnerships with industry actors sharing similar needs to ensure and scale up recycling solutions.

(GR 12019S)