Avery Dennison to start recycling PET liner

The labelling industry produces millions of m2 of siliconised label waste like this a year - and we cannt work out a way of reusing it.

The labelling industry produces millions of m2 of siliconised label waste like this a year - and we cannt work out a way of re-using it.

As pointed out in a recent blog comment, the Avery Dennision group is to trial the bulk recycling of PET liner from its Fasson brand label stock, the first time I have heard of this type of scheme.  This is a positive step, and I hope that UPM Raflatac and others follow suit.

It is just a shame that its restricted to PET synthetic liner only, as its used in a very small percentage of total label stock (well under 10% if I had to guess).  The big underlying problem remains – recycling siliconised paper liner, and I hope that work continues from the big brands to address this problem.

We at Mercian Labels welcome this as a positive step, but there is a long way to go.  If you are an end user of labels and want to use the scheme, then please email me and I will put you in touch.