SATO introduces ECONANO® labels - The world's first CO2 reducing label


What are ECONANO® Labels?

The ECONANO® series are labels that use nano vesicle capsule (NVC) technology to add a CO2 absorbent to the label's adhesive. This enables users to reduce CO2 emissions at the point of incineration by approximately 20%.

ECONANO® was developed by SATO Group in collaboration with Professor Masahiko Abe at the Department of Science and Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, and the University's venture company, Acteiive Corporation.




ECONANO® Labels - CO2 Absorption System at Incineration

ECONANO® labels can reduce the amount of CO2 released at the point of incineration by over 20% in comparison to normal labels.




CO2 Reduction Effect

If you were to replace 1 million 50mm x 85mm standard labels used over the course of one year with ECONANO® labels, the CO2 released at incineration would be reduced by 224kg. This is equivalent to the amount of CO2 released during the manufacture, treatment and incineration of 4,814 plastic bags.





Cut CO2 emissions by 50% with ECONANO-NONSEPA labels!

SATO's NONSEPA® are linerless labels. Without liners, less material needs to be disposed of or incinerated meaning both CO2 emissions and disposal costs can be reduced. By using ECONANO-NONSEPA labels, NONSEPA® labels containing the ECONANO® CO2 absorbent in their adhesive, it is possible to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 50%.

     

Notes on calculation:
  1. Calculation Range: Data from disposal stage of standard label, NONSEPA® label, ECONANO-NONSEPA label.
  2. Incineration is the assumed method of waste disposal.
  3. CO2 reduction at incineration of ECONANO® Label, ECONANO-NONSEPA Label: 20% (TG/DTA Analysis)
  4. Plastic bag CO2 emissions: Data shows the amount of CO2 released during manufacture, treatment and incineration (assumes 1 x plastic bag contains 10g of HDPE)

Sources:
  1. Waste Incineration: The Investigative Commission for the Determination Method of Global Warming Gases Generation, Global Warming Control Division, Global Environment Bureau, Japanese Ministry of the Environment (Aug. 2002)
  2. CO2 Reduction Rate: CO2 Absorbent Materials Manufacturer (TG/DTA Analysis)
  3. Plastic Bag Conversion: Investigative Report on Inventory Data in Resin Treatment, Plastic Waste Management Institute (Jan. 2000)