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27.04.2021

Data continues to highlight low carbon benefits of beverage cartons

ACE, The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, and its members strongly believe in the value of life cycle analysis (LCA) as a tool to assess the environmental performance of products, bu...
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16.03.2021

Beverage carton industry releases ten-year roadmap outlining vision and commitments for its sustainable packaging

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment and its members have set the industry’s vision for the future: we will deliver the most sustainable packaging for resilient food supply systems which is renewable, climate positive and circular. 
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02.02.2021

Beverage carton industry verifies continued commitment on wood fibre traceability

ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, and its members are proud to announce that they continue to make positive progress in reaching their commitment on wood fibre traceability....
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10.12.2020

Beverage carton industry highlights role of sustainable packaging for the EU

On the 25th of November 2020 ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, co-hosted a virtual event with POLITICO Europe, “Will the EU be ready for all packaging to be sustainable by...
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05.11.2020

ACE announces increased recycling rate for beverage cartons

ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, is pleased to announce that the recycling rate for beverage cartons in the EU28 rose to 51% in 2019. This represents a continued year-on-yea...
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01.10.2020

ACE issues statement on EU biodiversity strategy

ACE welcomes European Commission President von der Leyen and the Council of the EU’s support for increasing the global ambition for biodiversity and endorsing the “Leaders’ Pledge for Nature”...
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10.06.2020

ACE increases presence in Nordic, Iberian, Italian and South Eastern European Markets

ACE,The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, has announced its increased representation in the Nordic, Iberian, Italian and South Eastern European markets. “The increased presence w...
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25.05.2020

Joint Statement on the Climate Law

We the undersigned, representing various sectors active in packaging and the bioeconomy, support an ambitious Climate Law that recognises the role of sustainable low carbon and circular materials, suc...
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20.05.2020

ACE issues response to the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy

ACE (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment) welcomes the Farm to Fork Strategy, an essential initiative that supports the EU’s transition to a climate neutral economy by relying on s...
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20.05.2020

ACE issues response to the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy

ACE (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment) supports an ambitious Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 to halt global biodiversity loss. “ACE supports measures that promote the sustaina...
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29.04.2020

The Beverage Carton Industry Position on Collection and Deposit Return Schemes

Separate collection is an important step in the transition to a circular economy, as it increases the volume and the quality of materials available for recycling. The beverage carton industry supports...
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28.04.2020

Key definitions: Single Use Plastics Directive (EU 2019/904) Call for Modification of SUPD Definitions to Achieve Circular Economy Objectives

Our commitment is to show that sustainability and competitiveness can go hand in hand which is why our fibre-based products are essential for Europe’s steady and sustainable transition to a Circular...
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11.03.2020

ACE issues response to the EU’s news Circular Economy action plan

ACE (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment) welcomes the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan that will further accelerate the transition of the EU towards a circular and climate neutra...
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04.03.2020

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) issues response to European Union (EU) climate law

ACE supports the European Commission proposal on the EU Climate Law aimed at reaching climate neutrality by 2050. “We fully endorse the European Commission’s objective to make the EU climate neut...
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04.12.2019

Sustainable future of paper-based products: first European guidelines for optimal packaging design

The use of paper for packaging purposes is growing every year, due to its excellent environmental performance but also to the increasing demand related to e-commerce and delivery services. There is a...
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05.11.2019

The alliance for beverage cartons and the environment (ACE) announces increased recycling rate for beverage cartons in the European Union

–   Announcement coincides with launch of recycling campaign from the ACE Secretariat – ACE is pleased to announce that the recycling rate for beverage cartons in the EU28 rose to 49% in 2018....
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17.10.2019

Beverage carton industry joins forces globally to drive action on sustainability

The beverage carton industry creates GRACE - THE GLOBAL RECYCLING ALLIANCE FOR BEVERAGE CARTONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, joining forces at a global level to strengthen the beverage carton position as lo...
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30.01.2019

Beverage Cartons team up with WWF and UN to enhance biodiversity in Life-Cycle Assessments

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE), representing the European beverage carton industry, applauded the recent progress report on the European Forest Strategy. Annick Carpentie...
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19.12.2018

Beverage Carton companies launch EXTR:ACT platform to boost recycling

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) today announced that it has launched a new platform to drive the industry’s engagement in carton recycling across Europe. The platform, na...
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26.11.2018

ACE announces changes in the Board of Directors

ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, is pleased to announce the following appointments in the ACE Board of Directors starting from 26 November 2018: Petra Gerber, representing...
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12.10.2018

The Gimo Recommendations

ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment together with UN Environmental Programme, WWF and Valuing Nature, gathered a multi-disciplinary group of international experts in forestry, e...
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10.10.2018

ACE recycling visit: Beverage carton recycling – here & now

On the 27 September, ACE organised a field visit to a waste sorting centre and a recycling plant. Representatives from EU Member States, the European Commission and the European Parliament were able t...
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10.10.2018

Fresh from ACE: New facility for beverage carton recycling in Germany

Recycling technologies are already available to separate the different components of a beverage carton. Further developments are on the way that focus on innovation by improving the extraction of poly...
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10.10.2018

Fresh from ACE: New platform to drive and coordinate beverage carton recycling in Europe

In May, ACE members announced the launch of a dedicated platform to drive and coordinate the industry’s engagement in beverage carton recycling. The new platform will be based in Frankfurt and will...
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