UPM Raflatac expands RafCycle

UPM Raflatac collects the paper and PET liner waste from its RafCycle partners and recycles it into new materials, which provides numerous benefits to printers, packers, brand-owners, and, of course, the environment. Turning waste into a resource is a key concept in the circular economy and an...

Parkside partners with Alara for compostable muesli packs

Produced in the UK and sold in retailers including Ocado, Wholefoods Markets and Sainsbury’s, the organic muesli range from Alara uses cartonboard outer packaging manufactured from renewable raw materials and is 100 percent recyclable. Parkside has a developed a clear, duplex, home compostable,...

 TLMI launches PET release liner recycling program

For the past year, TLMI has been working with Circular Polymers to qualify PET release liner from association members as a supply stream into Circular Polymers’ recycling process. A leader in using recycling technology to transform post-consumer discarded carpet into new polymer raw materials,...

UK printer donates to animal environmental enrichment program at Colchester Zoo

During the manufacture of self-adhesive labels, dozens of cores are removed from material master reels every week and disposed of. They are unable to be used for reels of printed labels as they are the wrong weight for the finished products.

To find a secondary use for these cores and...

UPM Raflatac launches global home care portfolio

Whether a brand specializes in laundry care, surface care, dishwashing liquids or home insecticides, UPM’s materials offer consistent performance and ensure that products stand out on the shelf.

Brand loyalty in the home care segment is important to many consumers and a label is a brand...

Constantia Flexibles commits to fight plastic pollution

Constantia Flexibles was a signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment when it was launched in late October.

The company noted that researchers estimate...

RafCycle services were launched in Bangkok on November 16

EcoBlue recycles PET label liner waste at its recycling facility in Rayong, Thailand. The waste, which otherwise is either incinerated or goes to landfill, is collected from RafCycle partners and recycled into new materials providing benefits to printers, packers, brand owners and the...

VPF launches self-adhesive material made of grass paper

This material is especially suitable for printing labels for upmarket products in the food, beverages and cosmetics industries.

The fresh fiber content in these papers is 50 percent. This provides a major advantage by slashing the required process water input during production. According...

Flair Flexible Packaging introduces recyclable Envi pouches

Called Envi, the pouches are approved by How2Recycle's store drop-off label program of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). The How2Recycle label clearly and concisely communicates to consumers how and where to recycle the pouch.

Envi pouches are approved for participating in-store...

Parkside creates compostable coffee packaging

Made from bio-based materials, the packs provide excellent oxygen, aroma and moisture barriers that extend the shelf life of roast, ground and bean coffee, whilst maintaining optimum flavor. The packs are fully home compostable and designed to break down within 26 weeks, gaining accreditation...

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