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FINAT – 2015 Recycling Awards winners

THE NETHERLANDS • FINAT announced Helf Etiketten (Austria) and Bel Leerdammer Cheese (Belgium) as the winners of the second Recycling Awards Competition. Both winners were honoured during an awards ceremony at the recent European Label Forum (ELF) in Amsterdam.

The converter category saw a number of entries and the winner Helf Etiketten impressed the jury with the 100% liner recycling rate. The judges also commented on the sustainable ethos with the collection of liners from customers and the ongoing implementations of a complete management system. In the end-user category Bel Leerdammer Cheese stood out for building on ongoing efforts through developing successful pilots in 2013 and recycling 100% of paper liners in 2014. It also incorporated recycling into its operation wide quality system and strengthened internal and external communication regarding its release liner recycling efforts.

The FINAT Recycling Awards Competition recognises companies that have their paper and/or film release liners recycled. The goal is to raise awareness for the growing number of sustainable and economically-viable recycling programmes. For more information, visit the FINAT recycling portal at

Armin Karl Geiger

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