UPM Raflatac is a frontrunner in solutions for managing the challenges of label waste. Turning waste into a resource is a must in the circular economy and an important part of our approach to sustainability. We look forward to developing new and existing partnerships with customers and brand owners on the road to zero landfill waste.
RafCycle® recycling services
Be a part of the circular economy and give a new life to your label waste with our innovative RafCycle® by UPM Raflatac recycling services.
RafCycle brings circular economy to labeling
Why become a RafCycle partner?
RafCycle network is growing continuously, and we already have more than 130 partners globally. As our RafCycle partner, we will take care of your label waste, provide you with a certificate and give you the right to use the brand in your marketing and communications.
How does RafCycle work?
Depending on the region, landfilling and waste-to-energy are the typical solutions for label waste. With RafCycle and the circular economy approach, landfill waste can be avoided.
We take care of label waste arising at three points along the value chain:
- Label stock manufacturing: Coating and trimming waste
- Label printers: Matrix and start-up waste
- Brand-owners: Glassine/PET waste
RafCycle takes self-adhesive label by-products and gives them new life as magazine paper, paper liner, composite material, or energy.