We recycle glassine waste (adhesive label materials)

Glassine is also known as silicon paper; it is a cellulose material with a shiny silicone-like coating.

Please note: no residual self-adhesive labels! (maximum 0.1%)

Please note: not laminated glassine: this glassine has the particularity of not tearing. It is usually used as a backing for transparent plastic labels.

More information: Champagne is an eco-exemplar in terms of recycling labelling waste (glassine):

Our glassine collections began under the impetus of the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins de Champagne (CIVC) based in Epernay and Reims (51).

As the CIVC is keen to see all of the profession’s recyclable waste truly recycled at 100%, it has acted energetically to ensure that the collection of small and medium quantities of waste is not neglected. Indeed, in 2017, only a few large glassine streams are collected by label manufacturers. Most of them are transported to Austria for recycling.

It was at this time, in 2017, that VALOPTEAM launched its mutualised collections in the Marne, Aisne, Ardennes and Aube.

The CIVC is going further in its eco-exemplary approach and is looking for ways to limit the kilometres travelled for recycling. At the same time, the GREENFIELD factory in Château-Thierry, about 40 km from Epernay, is making its technical capacity for recycling glassines known.

 Thus, we collect and prepare labelling waste produced in Champagne but also in other regions and in other industries. These are recycled in France in the GREENFIELD factory, which became WEPA GREENFIELD SAS in 2019, only 80km from the site where they are prepared and packaged for recycling.