Constantia Flexibles Honored for Recyclable Labels

CINCINNATI, OH | Constantia Flexibles and The Coca-Cola Company were recognized for one of the top five innovations in plastic recycling in 2016 by the Assn. of Plastic Recyclers (APR). Held in conjunction with the Plastics Recycling Conference, the APR Showcase highlighted their joint work incorporating SpearRC recyclable pressure-sensitive labels from Constantia into all Simply Beverages products.

SpearRC film labels are designed to be compatible with the PET recycling process, reportedly at an affordable cost to brand owners.

“Until this partnership, our Simply Beverages pressure-sensitive labels were difficult to remove in the recycling stream,” says Noel Stewart, Innovation Engineering at The Coca-Cola Company. “The Coca-Cola Company added SpearRC’s innovative label technology to our Simply brands as a part of our commitment to adopting more sustainable packaging.”

The APR Showcase held on February 1, 2016, in New Orleans identified, highlighted, and commended the industry’s leading innovators. “We recognize that innovation drives the growth of recycling and is essential to the success of the plastic recycling industry,” says Kara Pochiro, APR communications director. “SpearRC label technology meets the strictest test result guidance, and we can confirm that it is fully compatible with the PET recycling process,” adds John Standish, APR technical director.

Constantia says SpearRC are recognized by the Assn. of Postconsumer Recyclers and the European PET Bottle Platform as compatible with the recycling process in the US and Europe.

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