Masi Agricola: Wine producer reduces label waste volumeshttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/world-renowned-winemaker-reduces-costs-and-emissions-with-rafcycleMasi Agricola: Wine producer reduces label waste volumes12/3/2013 11:00:00 AMNews;Wine & Spirits;Sustainability;RafCycle;Label Life;Products;Case studies;CS Wine & Spirits;CS RafCycle<p>​​​​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="masi.jpg" src="https://assets.upmraflatac.com/News%20images/2013/masi.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />UPM Raflatac is assisting world-renowned quality wine producer Masi Agricola to reduce its carbon footprint through the RafCycle<sup>®</sup> program. </p><p>RafCycle reduces waste volumes going to landfill from the processes of manufacturing, printing, distributing and applying self-adhesive labels to products. In the case of paper release liner, an excellent quality of wood fibre is recovered and reused to make new paper.</p><h2>Turning liner waste into a resource</h2><p>By recycling spent release liner, Masi Agricola benefits directly from reduced disposal costs and a significant reduction in carbon emissions from labels. Managing Director <strong>Bruno Boscaini </strong>comments: </p><p>“Separate collections carried out at retailers, vineyards and production facilities play a key role in reducing our waste and raw material consumption. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the release liner could be transformed from a waste product into a resource. This is why we chose to sign with UPM Raflatac.”</p><h2>Greenhouse gas emissions down 26%</h2><p>In a comparative study of liner recycling versus landfill disposal, UPM Raflatac conducted a lifecycle assessment (LCA) for Masi Agricola using a scenario of 12.5 million bottles a year and different combinations of labels and release liners. </p><p>In particular, recycling paper release liner through RafCycle was found to reduce Masi Agricola’s label-related carbon footprint by 26%.</p><p>Joining the RafCycle program to recycle release liner offers the following benefits:</p><ul><li>turns used label release liner from waste into a resource </li><li>significantly improves label users’ environmental performance </li><li>brings clear savings in waste management costs </li><li>sustainability adds value to brands</li></ul><p> <a href="http://assets.upmraflatac.com/Lists/RelatedMaterials/EMEA%20English/Related%20materials/UPM%20Raflatac%20Case%20Study%20Masi.pdf" target="_blank">Read full details of the Masi Agricola case study</a> (pdf)</p>

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