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UPM Raflatac joins Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Finland-based self-adhesive label materials manufacturer UPM Raflatac has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).

The SPC is a consortium, which is led by independent non-profit firms that ensure to design more sustainable packaging. The membership-based collaborative has over 200 200 member companies, government officials and academic institutions.

UPM Raflatac will also finance the SPC Advance conference of the collaborative organization, which will be held in Pittsburgh, US in October 2017.

SPC aims at developing packaging systems, which enable economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials, through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach.

In the label lifecycle, which includes the process from raw material sourcing to end-of-life treatment like recycling, UPM Raflatac supports environmental responsibility.

SPC executive director Nina Goodrich said: "Having a full scope of the considerations that go into making more sustainable packaging is vital. We look forward to having another voice and perspective within the coalition."

UPM Raflatac Americas senior sustainability specialist Tyler Matusevich said: "At UPM Raflatac, we leverage our in-house expertise, technology and capabilities to assess the environmental impacts of the label products we manufacture, and by joining this group featuring like-minded brand owners and manufacturers, we can work together for a more sustainable world in packaging design.

“Labels matter and they can have a significant influence on the sustainability of packaging. That's why UPM Raflatac aims to be the pressure-sensitive label industry's sustainability leader and partner of choice.”