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Avery Dennison expands UK liner recycling program

March 3, 2014

Waste PET liners can now be sold directly to two Avery Dennison recycling partners.

Avery Dennison has expanded its PET liner recycling program with the addition of a new collection facility for brand owners in the UK and Ireland. Waste PET liners can now be sold directly to Avery Dennison's recycling partner, PET Processors UK in Dumfries, Scotland.

“This program reflects our longstanding commitment to facilitate easy and effective recycling of PET release liner,” says Stephan Reis, who is 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 creates thermal forming sheets for food containers and compounds for industrial use in automotive and construction from the recycled liner. Customers can source as little as two tons of material from this new facility.

"This program can help brand owners realize their sustainability goals and it can generate significant income by eliminating the need to pay for landfill or incineration," Reis adds. "For example, one million square metres of release liner waste is currently worth anything from £5,000 to £8,000. Our goal is to link brand owners to local recycling facilities and make it as easy as possible for them to realise these returns.”

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