A MOUNTAIN OF WASTE
Despite important technological advances and our continuous drive towards innovation in machines and processes, there are wastes that are currently difficult or impossible to reduce. In the average of our industry waste is estimated to be about 60% of the volume of the initial purchased material (start-ups, printing errors, cutting edges, matrix waste, liner…). The liner (the silicon paper support of the labels) represents more than 60% of the waste produced (38% of the volume of the entire initial roll).
A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Sensitive to environmental issues, Arca Etichette has signed a partnership with Cycle4green, a Finnish company specialized in recycling release paper (liner). Our production lines have been redesigned to collect and package this waste according to precise instructions from our partner, that will take care of its pick-up and its transport to Lenzing Papier, an Austrian paper mill able to recycle this waste liner.
Every year Cycle4green and Lenzing Papier hand out an environmental certificate to their partners, where they certify the quantity of collected and recycled material and the beneficial impact that this virtuous process has had on the environment. At the beginning of January Arca Etichette received its first certificate: in our first year of partnership, we recycled 22 tons of liner, equivalent to a saving of 44 tons in CO2 emissions. A great result that we are going to improve in the current year!