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CMYUK Announces Kavalan Recycling Partnership with Howe to Recycle

Press release from the issuing company

100% guarantee that Kavalan PVC-free material will not end-up in landfill

CMYUK, Shrewsbury – CMYUK has partnered with UK-based market leading recycling company Howe to Recycle, which specialises in processing niche waste streams.

The new partnership has been initiated to ensure that PVC-free Kavalan – designed for waste-to-energy processes – is safely transformed into clean community energy or upcycled, guaranteeing that this LCA environmentally-accredited material does not end-up in landfill.

CMYUK has been working with Howe to Recycle over the past 12 months to establish credible recycling routes for Kavalan, and a closed loop operation for the traceable collection/disposal of used Kavalan products for its customers.

The ultimate and already technically proven goal, is to separate the unique water-based Kavalan coating from the base polyester substrate so that the latter can be fully recycled for secondary use. This will require the development of a processing plant at Howe to Recycle, the establishment of which, will be part enabled by a UK Government sustainability grant.

In the interim period, Kavalan waste will either by upcycled to be used in already identified product streams or sent to dedicated waste-to-energy plants where it is transformed into clean energy for the National Grid.

Kavalan is PVC and phthalate plasticiser–free, and has stringent eco accreditation including LCA, RoHS and REACH compliance. Unlike traditional PVC, it can be incinerated safely, entirely free of releasing harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

Howe to Recycle will be able to provide customers with a collection service and full traceability on every consignment of waste processed, and a guarantee that Kavalan will not go to landfill.

Robin East, Group Sales & Marketing Director, CMYUK said, “Gary Howe founder of How to Recycle is recognised as a recycling guru in the wide-format digital printing industry. We encourage all our Kavalan customers, some of whom may be working with Gary already, to contact him to establish this Kavalan closed-loop solution by a trusted, specialist and credible company. In addition, Howe to Recycle can provide recycling advice on all other production waste streams FOC.

“Many of the big waste recycling companies claim to offer this service but in reality, unless the volumes are very significant, they cannot guarantee where the waste stream will end up.”

For more information about Kavalan collection and responsible Earth-Kind, end of life disposal, contact CMYUK on 0118 989 2929 e-mail [email protected] or Howe to Recycle on 07710-653913 email [email protected] 


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