July 1 , known as the history of the most stringent of the "Shanghai Municipal Solid Waste Management Regulations," the official implementation ,and in society on triggered hot discussion . Accordingly, businesses are striving from source reduction , reduced packaging produced pollution , while improving the recovery of waste products and packaging re-utilization .
In the label field, we have had many a high degree of social responsibility of business , always practice green environmental protectionphilosophy , constantly optimize the use of natural resources, eliminate waste , promote human and natural environment of sustainable development, UPM Raflatac Thai tag It is one of Jia typical representatives .
As a global leader in the self-adhesive one label material suppliers, UPM Raflatac label to label sustainable, constantly innovative product design, and always adhere to the implementation of responsible purchasing and efficient operations , and with the stakeholders ( Such as suppliers, label printers, brand owners, and the communities where they operate) conduct extensive collaboration on sustainable development. Him ,UPM Raflatac label leadership for sustainable development has been a leader in the United Nations Global Compact and recognized by the Dow Jones index of sustainable development.
Environmental pressures down to force the industry to upgrade
Currently, environmental protection, sustainable development is global in the proposition. In recent years , the Chinese government continues toincrease environmental supervision, in particular, is located in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and industrial park businesses have been able to clearly feelthe pressure of increased costs associated with waste disposal. Some companies have even been punished by local regulatory agencies for improper waste disposal.
On June 5, 2019, the State Council executive meeting passed the "Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste (Revised Draft)". The revised Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes adds provisions on the inversion of the burden of proof on the basis of the existing provisions on compensation for pollution damage, and supplements the provisions on the extended liability of producers. Should the ban beach river bank slope and other laws and regulations of the following rivers, lakes, canals, channels, reservoirs and its highest water level dump, depositing the waste dump sites, solid waste pile will reach legal "red line." Environmental pressures being Forced the industry as soon as possible to complete the transformation to upgrade .
In the label field, the waste and waste disposal produced by adhesive manufacturers have always plagued many companies. It is understood that in Europe, the United States and other countries, due to the strong state supervision of solid waste, most production companies have to pay high fees to send the waste generated by their own factories to a third-party organization for processing.
In the past, Chinese printing industry has been extensive development, domestic enterprises for waste treatment method mainly sticker is landfill.Landfill not only occupies a large amount of land area, but also waste leakage will pollute groundwater resources for a long time. Therefore, this method not only fails to realize the recycling of garbage, but also has great potential for harm, which will bring endless troubles to future generations. At present, many developed countries expressly prohibit landfilling of garbage.
To change the status quo, UPM Raflatac label from the entire life cycle of self-adhesive materials to proceed , through source reduction , improve recycling rate , and use of scientific and technological innovation and adding " new global economy plastic undertaking " and other means oftrying to achieve The brand promise of " Smart Labels Create the Future " .
The root cause is to start from the source
In the entire life cycle of self-adhesive materials, the waste generated mainly includes self-adhesive bottom paper, adhesive surface materials after die-cutting and waste disposal, adhesive surface materials and self-adhesive waste materials attached to the end product, etc. .
UPM Raflatac tag that, in order to effectively reduce adhesive waste , first of all be from the manufacturing source grabbed , by reducing the base paper, the surface material or by reducing both is to reduce the overall thickness of the label, lifting it in the supply Efficiency in the chain . For this reason, UPM Raflatac label on the one hand and constantly develop more lightweight materials , the other on the one hand and actively expand the linerless label technology research and development .
Processors in the use of more lightweight materials when also can get more and more benefits, such as saving storage , logistics space, reducing carbon dioxide emissions; can reduce change the number of volumes and downtime, improve production efficiency; greatly reduce the exploitation of natural resources, reducing Produce waste and reduce waste disposal costs.
The order said , economic and environmental protection are not conflicting, but complementary, using UPM Raflatac label of self-adhesivematerials, the total cost will be significantly improved.
"Guiding and Dredging " of Self-adhesive Waste
UPM Raflatac stated that after understanding the types of self-adhesive waste, it is necessary to target the main source of self-adhesive waste to"guide and dredge ."
At present , it produces self-adhesive waste two sources : First, label printing ; a is a brand of factory or bottling plant labeling line ; both produce waste materials are not the same. The main waste produced by label printing plants is die-cutting waste and trimming waste. Among them, the die-cutting waste has mixed ingredients. Because it contains glue and ink, most of it needs to be landfilled and incinerated. The trimming waste has the same composition as the label release substrate and has a higher utilization value. However , this part of the waste generated by the printing plant is less, which is not convenient for centralized transportation.
Brand labeling bottling plant or plant line produced in the main waste is tag type from the bottom sheet , and PET film and glassine paper twokinds of material. This is part of a larger quantity of waste, and the use of high-value , at present most of them will be recycled and reused.For example, PET film downgrade may be made of recycled PET fiber material; grid Racine paper can be downgraded into other types of paper, such as corrugated.
In order to make this part of the self-adhesive label waste a new life , from 2018 onwards , UPM Raflatac label in Asia began to help RafCycleproject to provide recycling solutions for label waste, optimizing the use of raw materials in its life cycle . The project is implemented in response to the Chinese government to implement the extended producer responsibility and the United Nations to develop a 2030 goal of sustainable development, which utilize Raflatac 's leading research and development capabilities and advanced logistics network, provide for the downstream business viable of waste solutions.
To date, UPM Raflatac label in the country already owned there is a grid Racine paper recycling advantage with a partner factories, which will be collected by the Glasgow Xin paper plus labor to the relatively high value of the kraft paper. In addition, there is a PET film recycling plant is being approached process, is expected this year before the end of the year, back to the PET film received also the official landing implemented .In Asia, other countries, UPM Raflatac label also has cooperative factories , can help local of customers processing waste.
The implementation of the RafCycle project has given new life to label backing paper waste, bringing considerable benefits to printers, packagers and brand owners, while also bringing huge benefits to the environment.
Technological innovation improves environmental efficiency
In order to fully support sustainable development, UPM Raflatac label the information technology is also used in a waste recycling project. For example , using technical means , customers only need to easily scan the QR code on the waste box, and the waste storage information will be synchronized in the cloud, which is convenient for logistics companies to optimize logistics arrangements. Moreover , through the cloud end ,customers, waste recycling plants, logistics providers and UPM Raflatac label can always see all of the waste collection record, truly UPM Raflatac Thai label has been advocated "smart label innovation leader in the future " .
In addition to providing waste solutions, UPM Raflatac label also uses its proprietary Label Life tools that help customers quantify involved in waste recycling post on the environment to produce a positive impact, such as carbon dioxide to reduce the number of energy and water consumption reduces the number of . This tool is currently the most complete life cycle assessment tool in the label industry in the world , conforming to the international standard ISO14040/14044.
UPM Raflatac label now using the actual impact on the development of the label industry action, its groundbreaking forward-looking program will enable our industry toward a healthy , green and sustainable in the direction of development.
New Plastic Economy Global Commitment
Recently, UPM Raflatac label solemnly announced the signing of Ellen MacArthur Foundation, launched a new global commitment to economic plasticbook , and promised to take concrete actions to reduce unnecessary of plastic packaging. Among the more than 350 companies and socialorganizations that have signed commitments , there are many world-leading packaging manufacturers, brands, retailers, recyclers, and governments and non-governmental organizations. UPM Raflatac is the only label among them. Material supplier.
UPM Raflatac label in the new plastic economic commitment Ellen MacArthur Foundation book in clearly indicate :
•The development of labeling solutions and develop partnerships to help UPM Raflatac customer labeling realize the grand goal, that is, in 2025the plastic packaging before 100% reusable, recyclable or biodegradable.
•Provide relevant self-adhesive label materials to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging.
• Provide paper and film containing various recyclable components, which can be safely used in different end uses.
• Develop packaging solutions and labeling solutions that promote reusability .
• Develop partnerships to expand the RafCycle recycling program and help all cooperating end users achieve 100% recycling of PET and paper label backing paper.
• in 2025 to achieve production units used before the all plastic packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or biodegradable.
•As UPM River , biology, forest, innovative companies ( at The Biofore Company ) as part of UPM Raflatac Thai label actively developing renewable alternative label solutions to go beyond fossil fuels towards a "net benefit" the economy.
" The new plastic global economic commitment " of the core vision is to make the plastic becomes circular economy a part of , is no longer a waste. It will establish a plastic packaging " new normal " .
Smartlabels innovation leader in the future
Label is critical to the sustainability of packaging , and plays a unique role in promoting recycling economy. Because of this , UPM Raflatac hasspared no effort to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging, and continues to develop innovative recyclable materials and solutions that meet future needs to help customers and brand terminals realize their respective relevance to the circular economy committed to.
In order to truly achieve closed-loop recycling economy economic model, UPM Raflatac label target the next few years is to change the current release end of waste status quo downgrade, will return to the sticker label waste value chain again, so that it becomes not Part of the dry glue label material truly realizes "liner to liner" (from bottom paper to bottom paper ) .
Future , UPM Raflatac label will be invited to join hands with the same ideal and target customers, brand owners and other partners , together beyond fossil fuels, to achieve ' the wisdom of the label creating lead the future ' .