Sustainability. The cardboard industry presents a ten-year roadmap
70% recycling rate set for beverage packaging by 2030/Annex
Ace (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment), and its members Sig Combibloc, BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, have set the industry's vision for the future: to provide the most sustainable, renewable, recyclable, and lowest impact packaging climate for the food system. Through its roadmap, the industry is committed to action along the entire value chain, from sustainable sourcing to climate impact and recycling. Among the 10 commitments contained in the roadmap, the achievement of 90% separate collection of beverage cartons with a recycling rate of 70% by 2030 and the decarbonisation of the production and distribution chain in line with the reduction target of 1 , 5 ° degrees / centigrade set by the "Science Based Targets initiative".
In line with the vision of Ace members, by 2030 the beverage carton will be: made only with renewable and / or recycled material, fully recyclable and recycled, made entirely with sustainably sourced raw materials, the packaging solution with the most low carbon footprint. "The industry has set high and ambitious standards for the next ten years," said Annick Carpentier, Ace's general manager. "We look forward to promoting a dialogue with EU decision makers to ensure the regulatory conditions necessary to support the ambition to consider beverage cartons as a sustainable packaging choice, today and for tomorrow".
Beverage cartons are a low-carbon, recyclable packaging solution that protects food and beverages, allowing them to be used and transported safely while preventing food waste. With the commitments and targets set out in the 2030 roadmap, the industry will ensure that its packaging continues to actively contribute to the EU's Green Deal ambitions, in particular climate neutrality, circularity, biodiversity and resilient food systems, without ever compromising the health and safety of consumers.
"The industry continues to invest in innovation and technology to increase the share of recycled beverage cartons", said Marcelle Peuckert, president of Ace. "The industry needs an enabling policy framework that will continue to support our investment and innovation over the next decade". Ace members have set clear objectives and will report regularly on the overall progress of the roadmap, developing and implementing measurement systems if they do not currently exist, including in collaboration with other partners.
The complete Ace roadmap is attached.
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