SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION Unique Initiatives
IWATA GREEN SYSTEM
Iwata Green System is a recycling system in which we collect the base sheets (release paper) for tack labels we have delivered to customers, recycle them into paper towels, and have customers purchase the resulting product back from us.
With the importance of labelling having increased in recent years, the use of tack labels has steadily expanded, but the base sheets of these tack labels are usually disposed of as industrial waste, leading to opposition from environmentally conscious companies.
Iwata Label launched the Iwata Green System in 2000 to achieve a balance between the convenience of tack labels and the need to reduce industrial waste. Under the system, we enter into agreements with customers to collect their used release paper and later sell the paper towels and toilet paper produced in the recycling process back to the customers.