Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (Ace) will, by 2030, commit to broader production of renewable, circular and climate-smart packaging solutions, including 90% recovery and 70% recycling rates, and greater use of fibers than plastics. issued new recycling guidelines for
Reported guidelines, based on consultations with targeted stakeholders such as recyclers, waste managers and technology providers, include manufacturing beverage cartons exclusively from renewable materials. Utilize more fiber and less plastic in the manufacture of new packaging. Achieve a 90% recovery rate of beverage cartons for recycling and a third-party verified recycling rate of at least 70%. Decarbonization of the value chain in line with the 1.5 degree Celsius target.
These goals are believed to comply with 4evergreen’s Design for Recycling (DfR) guidelines for recycling processes and future guidelines for professional recycling plants. ACE claims to review its DfR guidelines annually to identify materials that are compatible with current recycling processes and to design beverage packaging in line with waste streams and evolving legal requirements.
“Beverage cartons are recycled throughout the EU,” said ACE Executive Director Annick Carpentier. “By providing guidelines on how beverage cartons should be designed for material composition and recycling, the industry continues to demonstrate its commitment to making beverage cartons more recyclable. , is a sound foundation for defining the recyclability of packaging.”
In an interview with Euractiv, Roland Berger consultant Dragos Popa agreed with ACE’s opinion that the EU is implementing its target of collecting 90% of all beverage cartons by 2030. Schemes such as evian and his Return4Reward on re-universe recently encouraged Sainsbury customers to return empty beverage containers for a chance at him winning tickets to Wimbledon 2023, but that It may still serve the purpose.
but, According to a report commissioned by Eunomia by Zero Waste Europe in 2020, recycling rates for beverage cartons in the UK, Germany, Spain and Sweden were up to 58.5% lower than reported figures.UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, The European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN), The Brewers of Europe and Natural Mineral Waters Europe have also set compulsory reuse targets that do more harm than good, forcing existing recycling lines to close. and fear that smaller businesses will be forced out. of business.
In previous conversations with Elopak, SIG, and Tetra Pak, recycling is not the only solution to addressing environmental problems, and we believe that expanding waste management infrastructure, investing in capacity, and innovating new technologies and processes was suggested to be equally important.