Tag: waste

It’s a sticky situation

TAPPSA Journal release liner recycling

Is there enough being done to address liner waste in South Africa? Labels are everywhere. Critical in the packaging value chain – whether on paper, plastic, tin or glass, whether for brand identification or ingredient specification, labels matter. But there are some unsung heroes that marry the labels to their products: release liners. Label waste is a challenging material to recycle as it comprises layers of different substrates. Over and above the sticker label (facestock), there is adhesive, silicon and…