What’s Behind Beverage Cartons?
Beverage Carton Facts and Figures*
Roughly 39,000 people are employed by the industry.
Their employees help contribute to an estimated 49 billion beverage cartons being sold.
The industry uses over 95% of renewable energy for the production of beverage cartons.
Beverage cartons are made from sustainably sourced fibres (100% Chain of Custody)
Dairy represents 55% of the beverage carton market segment / with juice and other food items representing 45%.
*Data (2019) comes from member internal resources and are Europe specific.
The great packaging efficiency of beverage cartons also takes trucks off the road, since more can be transported in one go.
(See the report Supporting evidence- environmental performance of beverage cartons).
The beverage carton has a lower carbon footprint in comparison to other alternative packaging for the same functionality.
While they are similarly as good as reusable glass bottles, they save on average: