Incineration of beverage carton material is growing faster than recycling in Europe, figures published by the industry indicate.
EU beverage carton industry association ACE said 420,000 tonnes or 43% of beverage cartons were recycled in paper mills in the EU, Norway and Switzerland in 2014. For 2013 it reported 42% recycling.
But the total recovery rate – recycling and energy recovery – increased more, from 71% in 2013 to 76% in 2014.
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