European group Avery Dennison has teamed up with a UK firm to expand its PET liner recycling program. The move sees the addition of a new collection facility for brand owners in the UK and Ireland. As a result, waste PET liners can be sold direct to PET Processors UK in Dumfries, Scotland.
“This program reflects our longstanding commitment to facilitate easy and effective recycling of PET release liners,” said Stephan Reis, responsible for the Liner Recycling program at Avery Dennison Materials Group Europe. “We are proud to have found a recycling partner serving the UK and Ireland who can turn waste into a valuable new product.”
PET Processors UK uses the recycled liner to manufacture thermal forming sheets for food containers and compounds for industrial use in the automotive and construction markets. Brand owners can access the program with quantities as low as two tonnes, says Avery Dennison.
The group claims that one million square meters of release liner waste is currently worth anything from £5,000-£8,000. Reis said: “Our goal is to link brand owners to local recycling facilities and make it as easy as possible for them to realise these returns.”