UPM Raflatac has announced Raben and Reganta as the winners of the RafCycle Award at Labelexpo Europe 2023 in Brussels. The RafCycle Award is presented in recognition of their recycling efforts and value chain collaboration.

State-of-the-art line at Stora Enso’s Polish production site is set to triple the country’s annual recycling capacity of post-consumer beverage cartons

Potential to recycle the entire volume of beverage cartons sold in Poland, with additional volumes from Central and Eastern Europe
By turning used paper-based packaging into new paper-based packaging materials, the line is keeping quality resources in circulation, reducing the use of virgin content

Lubricant production is energy-intensive. A lot of energy is required to go from the refined crude oil to the finished lubricant. Accordingly, the CO2 balance of motor and hydraulic oil, concrete release agent, cutting and grinding oil does not look exactly rosy. For years, the lubricant specialist Zeller+Gmelin has therefore been making intensive efforts to improve the CO2 footprint: A current example is the production of CO2-optimized industrial lubricants by recycling.

Alice Rackley, CEO of Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) technology pioneer Polytag, has issued the following statement following the Government’s response to its second consultation for England, Wales and Northern Ireland:

Recycling technology innovator, Polytag, is set to apply both unique-every-time QR codes and UV tags to Co-op own-label PET 2-litre spring water bottles in an industry-first, offering the convenience retailer unprecedented visibility of its packaging during the recycling process.

Leading packaging manufacturer Coveris embarks on the next step of its ReCover journey with the opening of a pioneering recycling facility, the second in its portfolio. ReCover, Coveris’ new recycling business segment, is dedicated to closing the loop and keeping plastic circular. The new ReCover plant, located at Coveris’ site in Louth, Lincolnshire (UK), uses ground-breaking technology to recycle printed polyethylene (PE) films.

Resonating with the ambitious EU regulatory targets for reducing waste, UPM Specialty Papers has introduced a new “LinerLoop compatible” label to promote closed loop recycling of release papers used in self-adhesive labels and tapes. Release papers carrying the label qualify for recycling in UPM LinerLoopTM, which is the first commercial-scale closed-loop recycling solution for silicone coated release papers.

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