Wet Wipe Industry First – Nice-Pak leads the way in label recycling

Nice-Pak is  the first wet wipe manufacturer to implement RafCycle®,  an innovative recycling concept, designed by supply chain partner UPM Raflatac. The scheme offers a new life for label waste otherwise destined for landfill.

Above : Peter Bushell,  Nice-Pak Packaging Development Manager, being handed the RafCycle certificate by Juha Virmavirta, Director, RafCycle Solutions, UPM Raflatac

“As part of our ongoing sustainability programme we were looking for a more environmentally friendly solution to dispose of the backing paper received from our label suppliers. The service gives new life to self-adhesive label waste, it is de-siliconised before being recycled into new materials. This provides numerous benefits for the environment, printers, packers and brand-owners. ” explains Peter Bushell, Packaging Development Manager.

There are plans to roll out the concept to other Nice-Pak wet wipe manufacturing facilities in the UK and Germany.