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ACE Announces Increased Recycling Rate for Beverage Cartons in EU

Metal News - Published on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

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ACE announced that the recycling rate for beverage cartons in the EU28 rose to 49% in 2018. This is a small (1%), but steady increase in the EU beverage carton recycling rate from the previous year. Some Member States reach rates above 70%, while there is still room for increased recycling participation in other Member States.

Ms Annick Carpentier, Director General of ACE said that “We are pleased to see that the beverage carton recycling rate continues to increase throughout the EU. The year-on-year increase underscores the efforts made towards recycling beverage cartons. This is not enough if the EU wants to reach a low carbon circular economy. We call for the ambitious implementation of EU waste legislation at national level to ensure all beverage cartons are collected and recycled. We believe that the recycling rate will continue to increase thanks to our industry’s commitment to support beverage cartons being recycled, including the non-fibre components.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 08 Nov 2019
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