UPM Raflatac directs label waste to energy, not landfill

UPM Raflatac Pty Ltd

Thursday, 20 October, 2016

At this year’s Labelexpo Americas event in Chicago, UPM Raflatac partnered with organisers to enable exhibiting label converters to give their label, matrix and liner waste a new life in the form of energy.

UPM Raflatac collected the label waste generated by exhibitors and showcased it in their waste collection feature area. At the conclusion of the expo, the label waste was sent for energy recovery.

“Our goal was to showcase that there are alternative means of responsible disposal aside from the landfill,” said Tyler Matusevich, sustainability specialist, UPM Raflatac, Americas, who manned the company’s waste collection area during the event. “And we did a great job educating the many visitors who stopped by. The initiative provided perspective that there are a lot of opportunities to utilise label waste as a resource to make new products or energy.”

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