A solution to the full wrap shrink recyclability problem? Not so fast – USAPosted on June 4, 2014 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
If you’ve been following the debate around full wrap shrink labels and PET container recyclability, you might have heard declarations of victory in the wake of recent trials of new mechanical delabeling equipment. Some have claimed that the equipment pays for itself in about a year, and that all label manufacturers need to do is apply a perforated label. Problem solved? If only it were that simple.
NAPCOR’s reclaimer members (dealing with full wrap labels) have absorbed tens of millions of dollars in costs annually, while label manufacturers have enjoyed increased sales. Clearly, this is out of balance.
Another example of manufacturers having to be made partially responsible for the disposal costs for their products. They should not be allowed to get away with no contribution to the correct disposal procedure for their products.