Guidelines are a first deliverable connected to the industry’s 2030 Roadmap and Beyond

Through the industry’s 2030 Roadmap, ACE’s (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment) members adopted an ambitious vision for 2030 and beyond: to deliver the most sustainable packaging for resilient food supply systems, which is renewable, climate positive and circular.

As part of the Roadmap, our industry committed to develop and annually review the Design for Recycling (DfR) Guidelines that will provide producers of beverage cartons with technical guidance to identify the materials needed in the packaging composition that are compatible with existing recycling processes and how the recyclability of beverage cartons can be optimized.

The guidelines published today by the industry are based on expert judgement and consultation with targeted stakeholders including recyclers, waste management operators, and technology providers. They are complementary to the published 4evergreen DfR Guidelines for standard recycling processes and will feed into the upcoming 4evergreen Guidelines for enhanced processes (specialized recycling plants).

Media and further inquiries: ANDREW GELSTON; MOB +32 (0)4 77 83 09 84; EMAIL

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