Sustainable labels,
paper rolls and linerless rolls

CleanC

In autumn 2018, the controversial documentary ‘Plastic Paradise’ was broadcast on TV, painfully illustrating the scale of plastic pollution. Every year, 9 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans. This enormous quantity of plastic piles up in various places in the oceans, forming enormous ‘plastic islands’.

 

Realising something had to change, CEO Jeremy Looijer decided to take action. “How can BMLE reduce the amount of plastic generated during the production process? Can we produce our products entirely plastic-free? And what about our packaging?” Jeremy would not rest until he had found a solution, so he went on a quest to find an environmentally-friendly and plastic-free alternative for his products, developing an entirely new range within his existing product range, Clean-C. Clean-C - a reference  to clean sea - is his answer to plastic pollution.

 
Jeremy

“The oceans, and life in and around them,

are dying because of large quantities

of plastic waste. That made me think,

how can we go plastic-free at BMLE

and encourage our customers to do the same?”



Jeremy Looijer, CEO BMLE

CleanC

The Clean-C range consists of sustainable labels, paper rolls and linerless rolls, entirely plastic- and chemical-free. The little plastic that is inevitable for the packaging comes with clear instructions on how to recycle it. The range is made of sustainable materials and some products are even 100% compostable and biodegradable.

 

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Did you know that ...

Wist je dat

250 million
tonnes of plastic

are produced every year;

Wist je dat

8.8 million
ends up in oceans

every year, that is one full
garbage truck per minute;

Wist je dat

9,000 million
tonnes of plastic

have ended up in the oceans
since the early 1950's;

Wist je dat

more plastic
than fish

will be present in the ocean
by 2050, at this rate.

Thermal paper rolls

Paper rolls made of environmentally-friendly thermal paper (Blue4Est) with neither chemicals nor a plastic core. The packaging of these paper rolls is also entirely plastic-free.

Blue4Est paper does not contain any leuco dyes and can be used in most thermal printers. Black prints are not the result of a chemical reaction, but instead of a simple physical reaction. The inkdrops in the bottom layer are released when exposed to the heat of the printer head. This makes the print visible. Blue4Est won the 2017 Green Chemistry Award.

Thermisch
Thermisch

Paper material

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Resistant tot sunlight (archivable for 35 years)
  • Recyclable
  • Chemical-free
  • Food safe: approved for direct contact with foods
  • Very good readability

Packaging

  • Cardboard cores instead of plastic cores
  • Paper sealing tape
  • Cardboard sorters instead of cling film

Linerless rolls

Less waste because the labels don’t have paper backing, and a cardboard core. Is there anything more environmentally-friendly than the Clean-C linerless rolls? No way!

 
Thermisch

Paper material

  • Phenol-free, top-quality premium thermal paper with minimal silicone coating.

Packaging

  • Cardboard cores
  • Paper sealing tape
  • Labels on the cling film urging consumers to recycle

Sustainable labels

Labels with front materials made of sustainable materials like grape skins or apple peels, sugar cane fibres and wood fibres.

 
Thermisch

Labels with sustainable front materials

MARBLEBASE PAPER

Composition

  • 80% calcium carbonate from marble quarrying

Characteristics

  • Matte, soft and tear-resistant material
  • Waterproof, with a paper look & feel
  • Paper- and bleach-fee production process
  • Food-safe: approved for moist, non-acidic and greasy foods
  • Recyclable (category 2, PE)
CleanC

GRAPE TOUCH FSC

Composition

  • 15% grape skin waste from viticulture
  • 40% recycled liner material
  • 45% wood pulp (FSC)
CleanC

Crush Barley

Composition

Crush Citrus

Composition

CleanC

Bio Based PE (white/transparent)

Composition

  • Sugar cane ethanol, produced without fossil oil derivatives 

Characteristics

  • Bonsucro®-certified
  • Plant-based PE foil that can be recycled through the standard Polyfin recycling programme

Apple touch FSC

Composition

  • 5% apple peel waste from apple juice production

Characteristics

  • Kraft look
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Recycled PE White en Transparent

Composition

  • 30% recycled PE

Characteristics

  • Minor imperfections in the material which give the PE an earthy look Lower use of fossil fuels

Crush Granit Blanc

Composition

MC RECYCLED

Composition

  • Front paper: 30% recycled MC (FSC)
  • Backing: 15% recycled backing paper 

Characteristics

  • The same whiteness level, clarity and opacity as standard MC
  • Excellent printing quality in thermal transfer, digital and other printing processes
  • Savings in natural resources, such as water and electricity, fewer greenhouse gases and less waste
CleanC

Fleury Antique FSC

Composition

  • 65% recycled wood fibres with tangible fibres, treated against mould

Characteristics

  • Ideal for wine labels

Cane Fiber Paper White

Composition

  • 95% sugar cane fibres
  • 5% hemp and linen

Crush Natural Blanc

Composition