Beverage Carton Industry Joins Forces Globally to Drive Action on Sustainability
23 October 2019
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The packaging industry needs to address the present and future challenges and expectations with regards to its environmental footprint and recyclability. “The beverage carton sector is well positioned to respond,” said Petra Gerber, SIG Combibloc, President of ACE. “Beverage cartons have unique attributes such as being able to safely transport and store food and beverages, have a low carbon footprint and are recyclable. Launching GRACE is another key step for our industry to collaborate on climate action and towards efficient collection and recycling solutions worldwide”.
The medium-term objective is to develop GRACE’s activities and collaborate with value chain partners. GRACE will complement the action of existing industry platforms such as ACE and EXTR:ACT, and will liaise with existing associations representing or encompassing beverage cartons in different regions of the world. The organization will be headquartered in the Brussels-based ACE secretariat.
ACE provides a European platform for beverage carton manufacturers and their paperboard suppliers to benchmark and profile cartons as renewable, recyclable and low carbon packaging solutions. Engaging with stakeholders and partners seeking high environmental stewardship, it contributes expertise to EU policy, legislation and standard-setting. ACE members include beverage carton producers Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak; they develop, manufacture and market systems for the packaging and distribution of food, and produce packaging material at 20 plants in Europe. Most of the paperboard used by ACE members in beverage cartons in Europe is produced by Stora Enso in Skoghall (Sweden) and Imatra (Finland), and BillerudKorsnäs in Gävle and Frövi (Sweden), who are also members of ACE.
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Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With over 24,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
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About Tetra Pak