Europe: Beverage carton recycling continues to increase
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) is pleased to note that recycling of beverage cartons reached 42% in Europe (EU-28, Norway and Switzerland) in 2013.This represents an increase of 3% compared to 2012 data. The total recovery rate (recycling and energy recovery) in 2013 reached 71%.
“We see a continued upward trend in beverage carton recycling in Europe, but there are still wide differences as regards recycling achievements across EU Member States” says Katarina Molin, Director General of ACE. More than 20 paper mills recycle beverage cartons in Europe and substantial investments have been made in innovative recycling technologies (Press Release ACE, 3 July 2014).
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