Embracing the circular economy with release liner recycling

Originally published on upmraflatac.com, April 8, 2021.

FGF has aggressive environmental sustainability targets they will achieve in the next few years. They aim to be a certified zero-waste company by July 2022. By the year 2030, they are targeting a 40 percent reduction in water consumption and a goal of becoming certified carbon neutral, although they are well on track to realize that goal much sooner.

With their zero-waste target just around the corner, they knew that they needed a solution for one material waste stream in particular – their release liners after the labels had been applied to their products. In 2020 they partnered with UPM Raflatac to collect their release liner waste for it to be recycled and given life anew.

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