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Coveris Wins RafCycle® Award for Excellence in Recycling and Environmental Performance

Published on 2015-10-13. Author : SpecialChem

UPM Raflatac, Tampere -- UPM Raflatac has announced Coveris as the winner of the RafCycle® Award at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels. The RafCycle Award is presented in recognition of excellence in recycling and environmental performance.

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Coveris has demonstrated great commitment to improving the environmental performance of self-adhesive labeling and promoting the sustainability of the labeling business more widely. “RafCycle is fully integrated into Coveris’ operations. Their waste streams provide raw material for the UPM Plattling paper mill, UPM ProFi® composite products and our waste to energy operations at UPM Schwedt. Moreover, since joining the program, Coveris have worked with UPM Raflatac to ensure full commercial sustainability in order to deliver increased value and provide new sales opportunities as a result of their improved environmental infrastructure. This clearly demonstrates the potential of our RafCycle program,” says Jesse Rep, RafCycle & Environment Manager at UPM Raflatac.

By recycling and reusing their waste streams through the RafCycle program, Coveris achieved a CO2 reduction of 24% equal to 4 transatlantic flights, 34% energy saving equal to lighting the Eiffel tower for 13 years and 6% water saving equal to flushing 63 toilets for a year.

Dennis Patterson, Chief Operating Officer for Coveris’ UK Labels division accepted the award at UPM Raflatac’s stand during Labelexpo Europe, commenting, “We are very proud to receive this award which reflects our ongoing commitment to both the environment and our wider stakeholder communities. By collaborating strategically with UPM Raflatac, we have been able to offer a complete 360° solution for a product that was previously categorized as waste. Building on our partnership, we will now look to further support the RafCycle through continued supply as well as exploring other new, and innovative environmental processes to enhance the value of our products.”

About UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac is a leading global supplier of pressure sensitive labeling solutions. Its films and papers are used for product and information labeling across a wide range of end-uses – from pharmaceuticals and security to food and beverage applications.

UPM Raflatac paper and film laminates are delivered in rolls and sheets. UPM Raflatac's customers include large and small label printers who focus on roll-to-roll printing, and packaging providers. UPM Raflatac also provides sheet products for offset and screen printers in the graphics industry, which are distributed by paper merchants in Europe.

Source: UPM Raflatac


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