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2018 FINAT Sustainability and Recycling Awards programme now accepting applications
Competition recognizes industry efforts to improve environmental footprint
22 Mar 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands – 22 March, 2018 – FINAT, the European association for the self-adhesive label industry, announced today the launch of the revised FINAT Sustainability and Recycling Awards Competition. Self-adhesive label converters and label stock manufacturers are invited to apply and receive the recognition they deserve for taking steps to lower their overall environmental impact. The deadline for submitting entries is Friday, May 18th, and the awards ceremony will be held on the opening night of the European Label Forum in Dublin, scheduled for 6 to 8 June 2018.

The goal of the Competition is to recognize leading efforts of the industry in the area of recycling of secondary materials, lowering the material usage in production of labels, improving the recyclability of the labelled product and using more environmentally benign feedstocks.

Prestigious recognition

All participants will receive a detailed jury report and certificate in recognition of their participation. Honourable mentions in each category will receive coverage in the FINAT Congress Report and recycling article as well as on the FINAT website. Winners will receive a prestigious trophy along with an article featuring their efforts in a leading label magazine and an interview in the FINAT news and on the FINAT website.

“The FINAT Sustainability and Recycling Awards Competition is an excellent opportunity to highlight the environmental advances companies are making in our industry,” Jacques van Leeuwen, chairman of the jury, noted.

Award criteria

All entries will be judged by an independent panel of experts. Eligible projects will be evaluated based on a the following criteria:

1. Potential for the industry

2. Involvement of value chain

3. Originality

4. Achievements

All entries must be submitted by Friday 18th of May, 17:00 CET to the FINAT Secretariat. To apply, please complete the application form at

For more information, please contact FINAT’s recycling manager, Mark Macaré, at +31-70-3123910 or or visit the FINAT recycling portal at

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FINAT, founded in Paris in 1958 with headquarters in The Hague (The Netherlands), is the worldwide association for manufacturers of self-adhesive labels and related products and services. With more than 500 members in over 50 countries around the world, FINAT has much to offer to label converters and all suppliers to the labelling industry in terms of information exchange and in terms of international networking.

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