The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) has become the joint owner of OPRL Ltd, which owns the On-Pack Recycling Label.
Representing beverage carton manufacturers Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc, ACE UK joins current owners the British Retail Consortium as owner of OPRL.
ACE UK chief executive Richard Hands said: “We believe that simple, easy to understand on-pack recycling information is vital in helping consumers to recycle more. To this end we have worked closely with OPRL for several years, including developing the special beverage carton recycling label which reflects the wide availability of local authority collection services for cartons, often at kerbside.
“Clear information and leadership is required to achieve our common aims of greater and more effective recycling, and by joining together we believe we can better realise these aims.”
OPRL chair Jane Bevis added: “This is a significant step in OPRL’s development as we build closer ties with other industry bodies working to increase recycling. It is essential that there is clear and coherent leadership, not only to meet the UK’s recycling targets, but also to establish the material base of the circular economy and growth of green jobs here in the UK.”