the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). So it is fair to say that the PEFC process for the endorsement and mutual recognition of forest certification system is THE process of our organization. This process is now under scrutiny, as part of our comprehensive Standards Revision process that is currently underway. The responsibility of its revision falls to Working Group 6, which met for the first meeting on 1 - 2 June, in Geneva, Switzerland. The WG members began with focusing on how the effectiveness and efficiency of the endorsement and mutual recognition process can be increased, as well as how we can improve the comprehensibility and readability of the complex assessment reports. The Working Group will now meet in October this year to discuss a first Working Draft document of the revised process.
Mactac® announces its role as a leading member in the newly founded CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels) global consortium, which promotes recycling in the self-adhesive label industry.
CELAB is an industry initiative, comprised of more than 30 companies in the self-adhesive label industry, to create greater circularity for industry products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling around the world.
Mactac’s Kevin Clunie, Sales and Marketing Director for the Performance Adhesives Group, leads the coalition’s ‘Recycler Network Workstream.’ The workstream is one of several formed workstreams driving change by identifying and creating better access to a hierarchy of recycling options for customers in the pressure-sensitive label industry.
With 25 years of global marketing and product management experience in the North American and European adhesives and plastics markets and more, Clunie, representing the North America regional branch of CELAB, will be driving the coalition’s effort to promote the use and creation of recycling networks and solutions.
“This coalition is designed to create a powerful, positive impact on environmental sustainability in the self-adhesive label industry on a global level,” says Clunie. “Reaching across the entire value chain, we will provide education, encourage adoption of best practices and work to develop cost-effective solutions that collectively advance label recycling for all, including label printers and end-users.”
As stated by Paul Nathanson, a Senior Principal at Bracewell LLP and spokesperson for CELAB, “The moment has arrived to create a globally focused platform for recycling solutions. Brands are eager to communicate their commitment to sustainability in response to consumer demands to reduce their carbon footprint. With increased recycling capability gradually emerging from suppliers, producers, waste management, chemical recyclers, and others, we see a tremendous opportunity to facilitate collaboration with partners up and down our industry’s value chain.”
Mactac’s parent company, LINTEC, is also a member of the organization within the CELAB-Europe regional branch.