Constantia Flexibles and The Coca-Cola Company have been recognised for one of the top five innovations in plastic recycling in 2016 by the Association 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 into all Simply Beverages™ products.
Noel Stewart from innovation engineering at The Coca-Cola Company said: "Until this partnership, our Simply Beverages™ pressure-sensitive labels were difficult to remove in the recycling stream. 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."
SpearRC is a pressure-sensitive film label that is designed specifically to be compatible with the PET recycling process at an affordable cost to brand owners.
The APR Showcase held on Feb 1 New Orleans identified, highlighted, and commended the industry’s leading innovators.
APR communications director Kara Pochiro said: "We recognise that innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is essential to the success of the plastic recycling industry. SpearRC label technology meets the strictest test result guidance and we can confirm that it is fully compatible with the PET recycling process."
Made by Constantia Flexibles, SpearRC® is a pressure-sensitive film label that is designed specifically to be compatible with the PET recycling process at a minimal cost to brand owners.
Pressure-sensitive labels are one of the leading contaminants to the recycle stream. Recognised by the Association of Postconsumer Recyclers and the European PET Bottle Platform as compatible with the recycling process in the US and Europe, SpearRC® solves this issue while maintaining a near cost parity with standard pressure-sensitive labels.