The move away from single use plastic is a trend that is continuing to grow and increasingly more companies are adapting to this trend. One of these companies is PCC labels. Recently, they decided to make all of their polypropylene labels and tags out of 70 percent recycled materials. Moreover, they also introduced a non-plastic label and tag solution; made of paperboard. At the IPM Essen, that took place in Essen Germany last month, this UK label manufacturer presented their solutions.
Catherine Pilling, Jeremy Watkinson and Nadia Koukil
70 percent recycled Polypropylene Label & Tag Material
For 5 to 6 years now, PPC Labels has been producing their 70 percent recycled Polyprop material for some customers already, but last year, they decided to move totally on to it. "It is now our new standard for labels and tags", says the company's Managing Director Jeremy Watkinson. "We see that the industry is moving away from single use plastic." And so far, the reactions are positive. "Supermarkets here in the UK are really pleased with it and as single use plastic is a hot topic in many European countries, I foresee a good demand there as well."
Paperboard Labels and Tags
Next to the 70 percent recycled polypropylene labels and tags. PPC Labels also introduced a new non-plastic product at the IPM Essen, namely labels and tags made out of Delipac paperboard. Special about this paperboard material is that it is water resistant without a plastic coating. “On top of that, it is biodegradable, compostable, ISO and PEFC certified and EU food approved” he adds. Another important feature for retailers is that it will stay good on the shelves for around 2 to 3 weeks.