The Beverage Carton industry launches 2030 Roadmap

Case: The Beverage Carton industry launches 2030 Roadmap

In March 2021, ACE, The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, 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. Elopak is proud to be part of the industry’s ambitious next steps.


The industry has adopted high and ambitious commitments for the next ten years through its Roadmap to 2030 and Beyond. The strong commitment of Elopak and all ACE member companies is critical in reaching these ambitions. Together with our members, we foster a dialogue with EU decision makers to ensure that the necessary regulatory conditions are in place to support the industry’s journey in having beverage cartons be the sustainable packaging choice for today and tomorrow.

Annick Carpentier, Director General, ACE

Commenting on the launch Elopak CEO Thomas Körmendi stated “Elopak welcomes the launch of the ACE 2030 Roadmap. Collaboration and innovation are central to advancing sustainability-focused solutions in the packaging industry. Together we can play an important role in the global shift towards a low-carbon circular economy.”

“Elopak stands ready to support the roll out of the ACE 2030 Roadmap. We are already working hard to deliver on its ambitious targets, from producing fully renewable beverage cartons to designing for circularity,” he continued.

Though this robust and ambitious Roadmap, the beverage carton industry’s ten commitments reflect how industry will take action on all parts of its value chain, from sustainable sourcing to climate impact and recycling. The commitments also include increasing the collection and recycling of beverage cartons to reach a 90% collection rate and at least a 70% recycling rate by 2030, and the decarbonisation of the industry’s value chain in line with the 1.5° C aligned science-based targets.