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Announcement – Foilco Go Green!

Announcement – Foilco Go Green!
23/09/2018

For over 30 years Foilco have strived to offer the best products at the best prices, the most comprehensive approach to customer service in the industry, the largest product offering of hot stamping foils on the market and to always be forward thinking, leading by example. However, there has always been one goal which, up until now, has been slightly out of reach. Foilco want to be a ‘green’ company.

Up until now, we haven’t been able to gain the lucrative ‘green’ status.

A lot of people outside of the industry may not know but foil which is used on product packaging, can still be recycled. The metallic ‘effect’ of foil can sometimes mistake end users into believing that the foil renders the product non-recyclable but as long as the substrate which the foil is applied is classed as a recyclable material, then the product itself can be included within the process (the hot stamping foil is such a thin layer, that it dissipates in the repulping process). But that isn’t the issue.

For many years foil companies have never been so quick to highlight the fact that the ‘carrier’ in which the foil lays, is made of a polyester which is a contributor to UK Landfill.

Foilco want to be environmentally responsible and we want to offer our support in reducing the amount of foil waste that, unfortunately, does end up in UK landfill sites…

…But not anymore, we have found a solution!

Foilco are proud to announce a new initiative within the foil industry and also delighted to be the first foil company to be accredited (and certified) as a Zero2LandFill company, in line with the Prismm Zero Foil 2 Landfill Scheme. The Scheme is run by Prismm Environmental Limited and sponsored by the British Printing Industry Federation (BPIF).

The polyester carriers will no longer end up at landfill but they will in fact be used as an energy fuel, contributing toward sustainable energy supplies.

For more information about the scheme and to find out more about Foilco’s involvement, check out the ZeroFoil2Landfill Website – www.zerofoil2landfill.com

Foilco – Environmental Policy Statement 2018 v.1

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