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  • Impact Foiling join Zero Foil 2 Landfill programme

    Published Date: 31/05/2018

    Foil blocking and embossing specialists, Impact Foiling has joined Prismm Environmental’s Zero Foil 2 Landfill programme to help recover and recycle its waste foils - polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene (PE) scrap. The Leicester-based company is an independent operator, and one of th...
  • Recycling the unrecycled

    Published Date: 24/05/2018

    Prismm implements new system to recover silicone label backing paper from packer filler plant   Here at Prismm we have been working with Boots Contract Manufacturing (BCM Ltd), supplier to the high street stores, to trial a recycling system for its Notti...
  • Prismm scheme helps Foilco meet recycling ambition

    Published Date: 04/05/2018

    The common perception of carton board packaging which contains a thin layer of hot stamped foil is that it is unrecyclable. This is false as the foil dissipates when the material is pulped as part of the recycling process. However, the carrier that holds the foil is made of polyester. And it is this...
  • Prismm expands role with BPIF

    Published Date: 30/04/2018

    Here at Prismm, we’ve worked with the BPIF for many years. As an expert in print industry recycling and waste management, it’s an obvious association through which we can help keep BPIF members up to date with technical recycling information and support. As BPIF members we have worked with the asso...
  • Celloglas celebrates Zero Foil status

    Published Date: 18/04/2018

    Celloglas, the UK’s leading print finishing specialist, is one of the latest print industry organisations to achieve Zero Foil 2 Landfill status. We’re delighted for them and see this as a really positive step for the UK’s print sector. We hope others will follow suit. FMCG owners and retailers are...
  • Packaging innovations must improve not confuse

    Published Date: 10/04/2018

    Retail packaging is getting a complete overhaul. In the supermarket, it seems that plastic is the enemy and wherever possible cardboard is being used instead. But all is not quite as it seems. We’ve had a close look at some of these so-called packaging innovations and found that many have the poten...
  • Print and packaging industry recycling up for debate

    Published Date: 13/02/2018

    Prismm Environmental managing director Mike Jackson will be challenging printers, packaging companies and label producers to scrutinise their recycling practices at a debate taking place on the Eco Pack Stage at the Label & Print Exhibition being held at the NEC in Birmingham later this month. ...
  • Is plastic the villain here?

    Published Date: 09/02/2018

    The plastic problem has become a huge topic of interest in recent months, with many businesses, and consumers taking matters into their own hands following the screening of Blue Planet II.   It’s great to see that so many people are now aware of this issue, and even more so to see what comp...
  • First to trade recyclable paper using Bitcoin in the UK

    Published Date: 14/12/2017

    The first trade of bales of recyclable paper in the UK using the crypto-currency Bitcoin has taken place. Last week we bought several loads of paper from Parry & Evans in North Wales using Bitcoins to pay for the material.  Prismm Environmental...
  • New Zero Foil 2 Landfill scheme launched

    Published Date: 30/11/2017

    Prismm Environmental has launched a new scheme to stop foil waste ending up in landfill. The Zero Foil 2 Landfill scheme has been developed in conjunction with the British Print Industries Federation (BPIF). It follows the successful blueprint of Prismm’s popular Zero Labels 2 Landfill scheme which...
  • Video: own goal for hotel shampoo pouch's recyclability

    Published Date: 27/10/2017

    On a recent visit to Manchester's Football Hotel I spotted this shampoo 'pouch'. It says it's recyclable, but as it's made of composite material I think that's unlikely.  I'd call that an own goal.  Click the link below to watch the video: How recyclable are hotel toiletries? 
  • Bitcoin - changing the currency of recycling

    Published Date: 25/10/2017

    Prismm Environmental has begun using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, accepting payments against invoices in the currency. Prismm will also shortly pay for a load of paper in Bitcoin too. Using the cryptocurrency has significant benefits for the recycling and waste facilities management and consult...
  • Blog: Mike Jackson looks at technological disruption

    Published Date: 10/10/2017

    How could technological disruption affect the recycling industry? By Mike Jackson, managing director I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the vulnerability of the recycling industry to a disruptor that comes along and destabilises, or possibly destroys existing business models. Could thi...
  • OPM Group achieves Zero Labels 2 Landfill

    Published Date: 20/09/2017

    We're delighted to announce that OPM Group has been awarded Zero Labels 2 Landfll Certification.  Prismm has worked closely with OPM ahead of certification, carrying out an audit of systems, processes and waste streams. Prismm then introduced a range of equipment to help OPM manage and segrega...
  • Hamilton Adhesive Labels eliminates label waste

    Published Date: 20/09/2017

    Large independent label printer, Leicester-based Hamilton Adhesive Labels Ltd will become a zero waste organisation from September 2017 when it starts to collect and divert label waste from landfill under the Zero Labels 2 Landfill Scheme. Founded in 1992, Hamilton manufactures a wide range of besp...
  • PeterLynn achieves Zero Labels 2 Landfill

    Published Date: 04/01/2017

                PeterLynn are proud to announce, that in our constant drive to reduce waste, and as part of our ISO 14001 commitment we have implemented Prismm Environmental's Zero Labels to Landfill scheme. The objective of the Zero to Landfill scheme is to divert waste...
  • Amberley achieves Zero Labels 2 Landfill

    Published Date: 04/01/2017

           Simply by segregating our label conversion waste we can ensure that a 100% diversion from landfill is achieved. With brand owners and supermarkets putting pressure on the supply chain to be more environmentally aware, BPIF labels, together with one of the major supplier...
  • Zero Labels 2 Landfill scheme certified

    Published Date: 28/12/2016

    Prismm Environmental and BPIF Labels now offer certification for label printers enrolled in the Zero Labels 2 Landfill scheme. Over 50 sites have successfully joined the scheme, all of which have been issued with individual certificates. John Bambery, BPIF labels (second left), and Jon Hutton, Pr...
  • Stampiton Labels achieves 100% waste diversion from landfill

    Published Date: 28/12/2016

    Based in Whaley Bridge, Stampiton Labels is amongst the first printing companies in the UK to achieve 100% diversion for landfill under the BPIF and Prismm Environmental 'Zero to Landfill' project.  Founded in 1976 and today part of the Klimax Group, Stampiton Labels supplies a wide range of s...
  • BPIF labels' autumn seminar looks at digital labels

    Published Date: 28/12/2016

    'How the market place is influencing developments in technology' was the topic at BPIF labels' autumn seminar, held in cooperation with Xeikon on 2 November Hosted by The Label Makers in Bradford, the event saw 50 suppliers and converters gather for a 'Catch up with labels'. As well as the host and...
  • The Label Makers zero 2 landfill

    Published Date: 16/06/2016

    The Label Makers featuring in a recent article showing our success in zero landfill an achievement which we are very proud of. Zero to Landfill project This project that was instigated by BPIF labels and Prismm Environmental back in April 2013 is now gathering momentum. The project designed to red...
  • PeterLynn choose Prismm to manage their waste

    Published Date: 14/04/2016

    PeterLynn are proud to announce, that in our constant drive to reduce waste, and as part of our ISO 14001 commitment we have implemented Prismm Environmental's Zero Labels to Landfill scheme. The objective of the Zero to Landfill scheme is to divert waste material including label matrix and setup w...
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