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Beverage Carton Industry Unveils Ten-Year Sustainability Roadmap

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has outlined a ten-year roadmap outlining its vision and commitments for sustainable packaging, including increasing the collection and recycling of beverage cartons to reach a 90% collection rate, as well as achieving a 70% recycling rate by 2030.

The group, which includes members SIG Combibloc, BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, has pledged to 'deliver the most sustainable packaging for resilient food supply systems which is renewable, climate positive and circular', it said in a statement.

'Ambitious Standards'

“The industry has set high and ambitious standards for the next ten years,” said Annick Carpentier, Director General of ACE. “We look forward to fostering a dialogue with EU decision makers to ensure that the necessary regulatory conditions are in place to support the industry’s journey towards beverage cartons as the sustainable packaging choice for today and tomorrow.”

The group said that its 2030 roadmap will actively contribute towards the ambitions of the EU 'Green Deal', specifically in the areas of climate neutrality, circular economy, biodiversity and resilient food systems, while never compromising the health and safety of consumers.

“The industry continues to invest in innovation and technology to increase beverage carton recycling,” said Marcelle Peuckert, President of ACE. “The industry needs an enabling policy framework that that will continue to support our investments and innovation over the next decade.”

Details about the roadmap can be found by clicking here.

© 2021 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Stephen Wynne-Jones. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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