Beverage carton recycling, incineration grows

Incineration of beverage carton material is growing faster than recycling in Europe, figures published by the industry indicate

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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