A decade after publishing Green 101 in Labels & Labeling issue 2, 2007, Danielle Jerschefske summarized some of the latest developments* in the industry’s Going Green momentum

The label and package printing industry is fully aware of what it means to be more sustainable in manufacturing products for end users and consumers – reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible while communicating such actions to the value chain. An environmental management system (EMS)...

What is the real meaning of ‘Going Green’?

More label buyers are asking printers how ‘green’ they are. Brands want to know what their suppliers are doing to support a ‘greener’ environment and what they can offer their demanding, ever-growing ‘green’ consumer population. So what is the meaning of green? A March 15, 2007, Wall Street...

Kraft Heinz aims for 100 percent recycled packaging by 2025

Specifically, Kraft Heinz supports the move toward a circular economy and aims to make 100 percent of its packaging globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. This announcement, a complement to its ‘Growing a Better World’ strategy, supports the company’s efforts to improve the...

Mike Fairley used this article in the magazine’s 10th anniversary edition to prophesize some of the changes and developments expected over the next 10 years

It hardly seems like 10 years* since the very first issue of Labels & Labelling** was published. Yet so much has changed in that time – in label materials, in label production technology, in labels themselves, and in the label user marketplace.

Plastic labelstocks were...

Fox River Fiber Company, based in Wisconsin, USA, collects and repulps paper release liner

The Fox River Fiber Company, located in De Pere outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, collects and repulps paper release liner. Adam Kositzke, fiber procurement manager at Fox River Fiber, says: ‘We love liner because the material is 100 percent cellulose; it’s silicone on paper only. Years ago, we were...

A previous example of PET liner recycling in the UK from Avery Dennison, Viridor and PET UK on behalf of CCEP

Juha Virmavirta, RafCycle Solutions director at UPM Raflatac, identifies 20-plus percent growth each year in the volume of release liner recycled through the company’s RafCycle program. This he attributes to the supply chain pushing such tools alongside the growing appetite of consumers and...

Chris Edwards has joined Heidelberg UK from De La Rue where he was an intaglio currency printer

He joins Heidelberg UK from De La Rue where he was an intaglio currency printer but he has also worked in other companies, has printed newspapers, books, navigational charts and cartons, and even sold consumables for Pershke Price Service/Man Roland in the past.

Phil Buttress, northern...

Mike Fairley is a passionate and qualified sailor, and spent some 20 years running his own sailing association

There are very few readers however, that know his extensive knowledge and expertise related to printing, paper, packaging and labels had its beginnings some 10 years before the magazine was launched in 1979. Indeed, for much of that time he was regarded as one of the world’s leading...

The ABA logo

To be certified compostable by the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA), suitable biopolymer materials must undergo a stringent test regime, carried out by independent accredited laboratories to major global standards. Following successful tests, a seedling-inspired logo can now be used on...

In 2017, self-adhesive materials expert Herma collected a total of 1,058 so-called intermediate bulk containers (IBC), which are used for transport and storage of bulk liquid and granulated substances, to undergo eco-friendly reconditioning

Ihe reconditioning service offered by IBC manufacturer Schütz, which is used by Herma comprises the cleaning and reprocessing of the IBCs’ steel grids and pallets. All components that have come into contact with the content, such as the inner tank, valves and screw caps, are replaced with...

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