Reduce the pressure on virgin resources by choosing labels that include recycled materials. Make your product labels promote circularity, reach your sustainability goals, and highlight your sustainable brand values. Whether you are a sustainably-minded brand or label converter, recycled labels are the perfect choice to appeal to environmentally conscious customers.

As forerunners in sustainable labeling, we offer a wide range of high-quality label solutions that incorporate recycled materials, including film and paper faces, and release liners. Moreover, many of these recycled labels are effortless drop-in solutions, requiring no additional process adjustments or design compromises. Read more about circular packaging and different recycling methods here.

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Recycled film labels

Looking for an ultra-thin film label to get that no-label look? Or looking to stand out by taking your product packaging sustainability one step further and choosing recycled labels made with ocean bound plastic? Partner with us and leverage the full power of first-rate recycled labels.

 
 

Why choose recycled film labels?

Recycled film labels are labels made with post-consumer or post-industrial waste that has been processed and turned into a new material. The recycled material typically comes from various recycled plastic packaging.

Recycled film labels are a more sustainable alternative to traditional labels made with virgin materials. They help to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, conserve natural resources, and reduce the carbon footprint associated with the production of new materials. By choosing recycled film labels for your products, you'll contribute to two crucial causes – saving valuable resources and reducing waste. Support circularity and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.

 

UPM Raflatac Ocean Action – labels made with ocean bound plastic waste

 
 

Examples of recycled film labels

Chemically recycled film labels:

Mechanically recycled film labels:

Available recycled labels vary based on location. Be sure to contact us to receive detailed product information for your area.

 
 
 

Recycled paper labels

Find the perfect recycled paper labels for your products to create a unique look while highlighting the sustainable values of your brand. Solutions vary from standard (un)coated papers and thermal papers to wet-strength paper face materials.

 
 

Why choose recycled paper labels?

Recycled paper labels are an excellent option for companies looking to reduce their environmental impact and promote their commitment to sustainability. With advances in technology, recycled paper labels can be just as high in quality as labels made with virgin materials, making them a great choice for businesses that want to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing quality or performance. Furthermore, you have the freedom to choose between a smooth visual appearance or opt for a recycled look for your label.

We carry a vast selection of FSC-certified recycled paper labels. Available recycled labels vary based on location. Be sure to contact us to receive detailed product information for your area.


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Recycled label release liner materials

It's not just the label itself that can be made with recycled materials. Use label release liners that contain recycled materials to save precious resources and reach your sustainability goals. If your company is not already recycling its release liner waste, RafCycle™ by UPM Raflatac is the perfect service for you. With RafCycle, you can effortlessly recycle your label release liner waste, promote circularity and reduce costs.

 
 

Why choose recycled label release liner materials?

Label release liner is the backing material that comes off of pressure-sensitive labels when they are applied to a surface. This liner is typically made of paper or film and is often discarded as waste after the label is applied.

Recycled release liner is created by collecting and processing liner waste and turning it into new label materials. Label release liner waste can also be used to create new materials for paper or PET products. By using recycled label release liner and recycling your liner waste, your company can recycle waste, reduce waste disposal costs, and improve its sustainability.

 

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Examples of recycled label release liners

  • PET-PCR
  • Honey glassine PCR

 

Available recycled labels vary based on location. Be sure to contact us to receive detailed product information for your area.

 
 

Why choose recycled labels over virgin material labels?

 

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