Do you have proper equipment that can meet the new requirements regarding the recycling packaging sign?
Recycling is a key component of modern waste management and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle" waste hierarchy. The benefits of recycling are undeniable, both in environmental and economic terms. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the materials of which it is composed continue to be used in another way. It will minimize waste and environmental pollution. The three chasing arrows are a universal recycling symbol, internationally-recognized to designate that a material is either recyclable, or contains recycled materials.
European parliament and council directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste imposes obligations for those who produce, import or distribute packaged goods on the European market. Some of the requirements are related to the provision of possibility for recycling or other utilization of the packaging after their end of use.
In Bulgaria, these requirements were introduced in 2012 by the Ordinance on Packaging and Packaging Waste, which are described in details in Annexes to the Regulation. With Decree of the Council of Ministers № 420 of 31.12.2020 new changes are imposed, which come into force on 01.01.2022. Three mandatory signs must be placed on each package - identification number, recycling sign and type of material from which the package is made. In case the producers have not marked the goods, this obligation is transferred to the distributors. Up to now, the recycling sign was black. The new sign must be green with inverted arrows.
A two-color label printer is required to print this type of symbol on a label. in order to make it as useful as possible for manufacturers and distributors, we can offer the cab printer series XC. This is the latest series of industrial printers, specially designed to meet the needs of customers for two-color thermal transfer printing on labels. The XC series includes 2 main versions: XC4 for label width from 20 to 116 mm and XC6 for label width from 46 to 176 mm. Two in-line arranged thermal transfer print units for simultaneous two-color printing in one label print with resolution 300 dpi. Label materials could be paper, cardboard, textile, plastics such as PET, PE, PP, PVC, PU, acrylate, PI.
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