Recycling Solutions and Benefits

The RafCycle® labelstock recycling concept provides numerous benefits to the label industry.

Customer benefits

  • RafCycle reduces the costs of waste disposal, and even generates income from waste: In 2013, one ton of used ProLiner PP30 was worth €370 when delivered for recycling via RafCycle.
  • Participation in the RafCycle program forms a vital part of many label companies’ sustainability strategies and is a proven way to reduce their environmental impact.
  • The RafCycle program can be customized to individual company needs. Contact us for more information.

Industry benefits

  • UPM Raflatac is continuously developing new recycling solutions to help our partners enhance their sustainability efforts.
  • RafCycle reduces demand for raw materials by offering a closed-loop waste management solution: Products and waste can later be turned back into raw material.
  • RafCycle involves collaboration across the labelling value chain, with multiple participants coming together to turn waste into a valuable resource.

Environmental benefits

  • RafCycle reduces landfill waste by reusing label by-products and waste that might otherwise be disposed of.
  • Label waste can also be incinerated. RafCycle waste-to-energy provides a highly efficient alternative to conventional waste incineration. Waste is used for combined heat and power (CHP) generation. 
  • RafCycle promotes the efficient use of natural resources and minimizes the environmental impact of label production. 

Read more about FINAT and recycling:

As a member of FINAT, the worldwide association for pressure sensitive labels and related products, UPM Raflatac promotes sustainable practices for the entire label industry through our recycling project.