labelsplus : Jet Life November 2019
info.jet-ap.com/entice ORDER YOUR FREE SAMPLE ENTICE SPECIALTY LABEL STOCK SOFT TOUCH Jet Technologies famous soft touch films are now available as label material. A fantastic range of self-adhesive label stock that conveys the sensations of luxury and exclusivity, ready for print and embellishment. ENTICE BLACK . ENTICE GOLD . ENTICE SILVER JET LIFE ISSUE 3 2 As professionals in the print & packaging fields, it is difficult for us to go past a single event that occurred in China earlier this year and the impact that will have on our industry. For those who are asking themselves what that was , I am referring to the decision by China to stop accepting post-consumer waste from around the wo rld. What this means for not just Australia/NZ but for much of the western world is that we suddenly have FAR more rubbish for our already-full land fill sites as perhaps as much as 4 times more rubbish suddenly piles up around our cities. Politicians around the globe have taken sharp notice of this and are all rapidly formulating new laws and policies to substantially tackle this landfill issue. With so much plastics used in our industry, leading brands like Colgate-Palmolive , Mars, Nestle, Pepsico, CCA & Unilever are taking notice and making their own policies and company goals to reduce substantially what they contribute to landfill. As a leading distributor of plastic films (BOPP, Polyester and so forth) into the region, we too have taken notice and are looking at solutions. This month we will launch a range of Oxo-biodegradable films that are immediately available, still made from petrochemicals but decrease about 70% of their original mass within 18-24 months. So right away, we can all reduce what we contribute to landfill by around 70% without reducing the performance, appearance or even real economics of our products. Letter From The Editor — Jack Malki As 2018 rapidly flashes past, I find myself stopping to pause and reflect on what this year has brought and the impact we might see coming into 2019 and beyond. There is a small cost to these Oxo -biodegradable grades but it is a far cry from the PLA corn starch alternatives, wh ich are limited in use, draw upon a food source (corn) and cost 3-5 times as much as the plastic products they aim to replace. I encourage all of you to consider right now how you can contribute to the above as it will be far better to be ahead of the curve than to have to follow legislation and scramble at the last minute. During October we are also hosting a series of Innovation Days in Auckland, Sydney & Melbourne with some of our brightest and most interesting partners making presentations.
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