UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle™ recycling service wins 2024 Innovator Award from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

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UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle™ recycling service recently won the 2024 Innovator Award for Innovation in a Recovery Technology or Practice at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Impact event.

”This award is a testament to our ongoing commitment to contributing to the circular economy. By collecting and recycling the release liner waste through RafCycle service, we help businesses in the label industry meet their sustainability goals. This is true not only for our customers, but their customers as well,” said Michael Garretson, Manager, RafCycle, UPM Raflatac Americas.

The SPC Innovator Awards recognize meaningful contributions and advancements towards more sustainable packaging. The awards showcase the outstanding collaboration behind extraordinary advancements in sustainability. Recognized as the original label release liner recycling service, RafCycle by UPM Raflatac has over 400 partners worldwide.

“This groundbreaking practice was selected based on a rigorous selection criteria, assessed by our esteemed judges. We recognize RafCycle as a circular solution to the label waste and applaud UPM Raflatac for this breakthrough innovation,” said Olga Kachook, Director, SPC.  

For more information about UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle service, please click here.

UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac offers high-quality self-adhesive paper and film products including label materials, graphics solutions and removable self-adhesive products. We operate 12 factories and deliver our innovative and sustainable products through our global network of distribution terminals. We are one of UPM’s growth businesses and employ around 3,300 people. Our sales reached almost EUR 2 billion (USD 2,1 billion) in 2022. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com.

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We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility, we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 17,200 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 11,7 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils. www.upm.com Follow UPM on Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | #UPM #biofore #beyondfossils

About the Sustainable Packaging Coalition
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. As the leading voice on sustainable packaging, it is passionate about creating packaging that is good for people and good for the environment. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition's mission is to bring sustainable packaging stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems and lend an authoritative voice on issues related to packaging sustainability.

Source: UPM