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The Life of a Beverage Carton

A common sight on the breakfast table, the UK consumes approximately 60,000 tonnes of cartons each year...but what happens to them once used? Watch what happens to used beverage cartons and how they are recycled at the UK's only beverage carton recycling facility.


The UK's only beverage carton recycling facility being built

See the UK's only beverage carton recycling facility take shape in this time-lapse video of the build. .


ACE UK Beverage Cartons & Responsibly-Managed Forestry

ACE UK member companies - Elopak, SIG Combibloc and Tetra Pak - are committed to sourcing their main raw material, wood fibre, from responsibly-managed forests. This ensures the forests remain a renewable resource for generations to come.

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Beverage carton recycling in the UK

  • Total no. of
    local
    authorities
    382
  • Local authorities collecting
    cartons
    358 (94%)
  • Local authorities collecting cartons from kerbside 256 (68%)
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