High quality waste paper recycling
Mixing different grades of paper together during the production process downgrades the entire waste paper output to the lowest grade price. However, revenue can be greatly increased by simply separating various grades that are currently being mixed during the production process.
Glassine waste paper recycling
Manufacturing end-users are increasingly asking printers for solutions of how best to recycle glassine waste paper, instead of sending it to landfill or waste to energy at cost. Equally, the majority of printers are currently sending the glassine edge trim to landfill or waste to energy at cost.
Labels recycling – Zero Labels 2 Landfill Scheme
It is estimated that the UK label printing sector landfills 120,000 tonnes of matrix, make-ready and set-up waste annually. Some matrix reels are a recyclable and can generate revenue, rather than be treated as waste at a cost. However, these need to be 'uncontaminated' with any other substrate. Unfortunately, a great number of narrow web presses currently trim the edge of the finished label reel and wind it back into the matrix waste, which renders it non-recyclable.
Plastics waste recycling
The current challenge with recycling plastic is the limited access to available recovery and recycling possibilities for the various grades of plastics, which a lot of mainstream waste contractors do not offer. As a result, some plastics, such as PET, PVC and laminates are either sent to landfill or difficult to manage, both costly options for manufacturers.
New Hazardous chemical classifications came into force from 1st June 2015. The European Classification, Labelling & Packaging (CLP) Regulations will take effect in the UK bringing us in line with the rest of the world.