In a press release published on November 5, 2011, industry association Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) announced that the recycling rate for beverage cartons in the 28 countries of the EU increased to 51% in 2019. The is a 3% increase over the 2018 figure (FPF reported). “We are pleased that the steady annual increase of the recycling rate for beverage cartons in 2019 surpassed 50%,” commented ACE’s director, Annick Carpentier. “This is proof of our industry’s efforts and enhances the message that beverage cartons are recyclable and are being recycled at scale in Europe.” ACE’s members include beverage carton producers such as Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc, and Elopak.

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ACE (November 5, 2020). “ACE announces increased recycling rate for beverage cartons.”

Jim Cornall (November 10, 2020). “EU beverage carton recycling rate hits 51%.” Dairy Reporter