2 May 2019

Cartons Are Fully Recyclable

With the adoption of the Circular Economy Package in mid-2018 and the discussions related to the development of the soon to be adopted Single Use Plastics Directive, the recyclability of packaging has come to the forefront of public debate. Specifically, in relation to the folding cartons manufacturing sector, questions have been raised in respect to the recyclability of folding cartons that incorporate a polymeric layer. In this context, ECMA has prepared a statement (with the key message: cartons are fully recyclable) to explain our position and to confirm the facts and background.

ECMA Statement on the Recyclability of Folding Cartons