Cartons are made mainly from a natural renewable material, reducing the demand on the Earth’s non-renewable resources.
Cartons are lightweight and space-efficient, thereby lowering transport impacts.
Cartons are low-carbon packages helping to reduce climate impacts.
Cartons are recyclable, reducing packaging waste and saving valuable resources.
Cartons are collected in 92% of UK local authority areas making them easy to recycle.
Cartons have a strong environmental story to tell.
They are made mainly from wood fibre, a natural renewable resource, and are a low carbon packaging choice which can easily be recycled.
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) represents leading beverage carton manufacturers, Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc, in profiling the environmental credentials of cartons.
Please explore our website to find out more about recycling cartons and the work of ACE UK.
New food and drink carton recycling launches in Cornwall
Cornwall residents can now take food and drink cartons and paper cups for recycling at seven Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) thanks to a partnership between ACE UK and Cornwall Council.
Read more >
PE-lined paper cups now accepted at ACE UK bring banks
From January 2018 all ACE UK bring banks will accept paper cups for recycling giving the public access to 382 recycling points located in 97 local authorities across the UK with a further 33 recycling points across an additional eight local authorities accepting cups in phase two. Cups from these recycling points will be processed at ACE UK’s recycling facility in Halifax.
Read more >
Beverage carton recycling in the UK
Total no. of local authorities391
Local authorities collecting cartons359 (92%)
Local authorities collecting cartons from kerbside263 (67%)