FINAT Recycling & Sustainability Awards

The competition was introduced in 2014 to recognize efforts of the industry in paper and film release liner recycling. In 2018 the competition was renamed into FINAT Recycling & Sustainability Awards. All entries are judged by an independent panel consisting of representatives from INGEDE (the International Association of the Deinking Industry) and EPRO (the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations).

The 2018 competition is now open to receive registrations and will recognize efforts of the self-adhesive label industry in the area of:

  • Recycling of secondary material generated by the self-adhesive industry, such as used release liner
  • Reduction of material used for products
  • Use of more environmentally friendly feedstocks for materials, such as bio-based or recycled material
  • Improved recyclability of the labelled product

Criteria

Eligible projects or initiatives will be evaluated on the following criteria (in order of importance):

  1. Potential for the industry
  2. Involvement of value chain
  3. Originality
  4. Achievements

Conditions

Entry is free of charge and open to all label converters and labelstock suppliers. Projects started in 2017 qualify for the competition.

All entries must be submitted online by Friday 18th of May, 17.00 CET.

All entries are judged by an independent panel consisting of representatives from FINAT, TLMI, INGEDE (the International Association of the Deinking Industry) and EPRO (the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations).

How to apply

Click here to enter the competition.

Click here to download the official brochure.

Information

For more information please contact the FINAT Recycling Manager, Mark Macaré, +31-70-3123910, mmacare@lejeune.nl.

Winners previous editions

2016 - End-user category Brothers Drinks, United Kingdom
2016 - Label printer category Hagmaier Etiketten & Druck, Germany
2015 - End-user category Bel Leerdammer Cheese, The Netherlands
2015 - Label printer category Helf Etiketten, Austria
2014 - End-user category Unilever, United Kingdom
2014 - Label printer category Hagmaier Etiketten & Druck, Germany