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Are your labels contaminating the recycling process? The fact is that most pressure sensitive labels make PET bottles unrecyclable. According to the Association for Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), many pressure sensitive labels contaminate the recycling process because the adhesive sticks to the bottle and/or the ink bleeds into the wash water. Some products have come on the market to solve these issues, but historically they have been significantly more expensive than standard pressure sensitive labels.
Constantia Flexibles’ proprietary award-winning formula has resulted in SpearRC, a fully recyclable and cost effective pressure sensitive label. This new video showcases the impact of a brand’s label decision on the environment and begs the question – with all the benefits of traditional pressure sensitive labels, including low cost, and none of the contamination, why wouldn’t you make the switch?
“We believe that if brands really understood the environmental impact of a non-recyclable label, they would not hesitate to do the right thing and switch to SpearRC. We just need to bring it to their attention,” said Dan Muenzer, VP of Marketing for Constantia Flexibles. “We are proud of our groundbreaking technology and its ability to drive sustainability for our clients.”
Visit www.SpearRC.com to watch the video and to learn more about recyclable pressure sensitive labels.
Made by Constantia Flexibles, SpearRC® is a pressure sensitive film label that is designed specifically to be compatible with the PET recycling process at a minimal cost to brand owners. Pressure sensitive labels are one of the leading contaminants to the recycle stream. Recognized by the Association of Postconsumer Recyclers and the European PET Bottle Platform as compatible with the recycling process in the US and Europe, SpearRC® solves this issue while maintaining a near cost parity with standard pressure sensitive labels.