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UPM Raflatac, a global leader in sustainable pressure sensitive labeling solutions, announced that its RafCycle recycling solution is now also available in Thailand. RafCycle services were launched in Bangkok on November 16, 2018 during an end-user event with an announcement of EcoBlue Limited being the first RafCycle partner in the area. EcoBlue Limited gives a new life to PET label liner waste at its recycling facility in Rayong, Thailand, that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated.

The PET liner waste is collected from RafCycle partners and recycled into new materials providing numerous benefits to printers, packers, brand-owners, and, of course, the environment. Turning waste into a resource is a key concept in the circular economy and an important part of UPM Raflatac’s approach to labelling a smarter future beyond fossils.

UPM Raflatac recently signed up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment among 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. One of UPM Raflatac’s commitments is to grow the RafCycle recycling programme to enable all end-users to return their label liners. The Global Commitment and its vision for a circular economy for plastic is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment.

Caption: In the picture, Tanarrato Tanaka, Country Manager, Thailand, UPM Raflatac, Pranay Jain, Managing Director, EcoBlue Limited and Robert Taylor, Sustainability Director, UPM Raflatac.

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