Committed to the Environment
At Yerecic Label, success goes hand-in-hand with environmental responsibility. As a team, we have been able to achieve remarkable accomplishments in sustainability, and continue to learn new ways to reduce our environmental footprint. This means auditing the materials and methods we use to make our products, finding sustainable solutions for the life cycle of our products and evaluating the resource usage in our facility.
Take a look below to learn about steps we’ve taken to reduce our environmental footprint:
The Association of Plastic Recycling (APR)
The Association of Plastic Recycling (APR) is an international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry. Yerecic Label became an APR member in 2015 and currently sits on the APR Communications & Public Affairs Committee for a 3 year term.
The U.S. Plastics Pact (USPP)
The U.S. Plastics Pact was launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network with the goal of influencing diverse stakeholders across the plastics value chain to rethink the way we design, use and reuse plastics. Yerecic Label became an Activator of the U.S. Plastics Pact in 2022 as the first label converter. Yerecic Label is also an active member of the Design for Recyclability workstream and sits on the 2023 Advisory Council.
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Certification
Yerecic Label was previously certified by the TLMI’s Label Initiative for the Environment (L.I.F.E) since 2009. In 2018, TLMI joined forces with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership to further commit to the industry’s sustainability values. Yerecic Label is currently working towards becoming certified through this new partnership, and we are ecstatic for this next step in our green journey.
Customer-Focused Sustainable Solutions
Designing for Recyclability
Our goal at Yerecic Label is to encourage brand owners to actively explore sustainable packaging alternatives with their suppliers and to design for recycling whenever possible, even if the stream does not yet exist. As a result of these initiatives, we will be one step closer to a completely circular economy for plastics in packaging.
What is the Association of Plastic Recyclers Meets Preferred Guidance?
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Meets Preferred Guidance (MPG) program recognizes materials, components, and complete packages that are considered Preferred in the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability. This program consists of an evaluation by the APR Design® Guide Administrator and technical staff, measuring the candidate item against each APR Design® Guide criterion for a Preferred design.
Yerecic Label is thrilled to announce that they have been formally recognized by the APR MPG program for a complete label construction applied to PET packaging. Yerecic Label’s new SustainLabel!® MPG label construction ensures confirmation of the technical compatibility of a pressure sensitive label with today’s industrial plastics recycling processes for PET per the MPG Program protocol.
Categories of Packaging Recyclability
Recycle Check, from The Recycling Partnership, allows brands to communicate about recycling, while easily navigating the complex recycling landscape and reducing risk. It is a package-specific labeling solution that provides localized recycling information to consumers across the U.S. in seconds via a dynamic link or QR code, backed by a state-of-the-art database of community-level recycling information.
This program requires a paid partnership with Recycle Check, recyclingpartnership.org/recyclecheck to learn more!
How2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. The system involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels to increase recycling.
This program requires a paid partnership with How2Recycle, visit how2recycle.info or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
FTC Green Guides should direct on-pack communication
It is deceptive to misrepresent, directly or by implication, that a product or package is recyclable. A product or
package should not be marketed as recyclable unless it can be collected, separated, or otherwise recovered from
the waste stream through an established recycling program or reuse or use in manufacturing or assembling another item.
RECYCLED CONTENT CLAIMS
It is deceptive to misrepresent, directly or by implication, that a product or package is made of recycled content. Recycled content includes recycled raw material, as well as used, reconditioned, and re-manufactured components.