Our biodegradable labels and stickers are made from white, wood-free, elemental chlorine free, non-coated paper with a permanent acrylic adhesive which conforms to the standard EN13432... And best of all, they are 100% biodegradable!
They can be applied to a compostable packaging that will still be considered as compostable according to the European Industrial Compostable Standard EN13432 if the label represents less than 1% of the total weight of the packaging.
We print these eco-friendly labels in-house and offer full-colour print on rolls. As the labels are not coated, they have a matt finish which is in keeping with most organic and environmentally friendly products.
Bio-Degradable Labels & Stickers For Business:
If you are eco-conscious and wish to project sustainability into your business then it's worth considering the use of bio-degradable labels. Product packaging can be very detrimental to the environment and even if you use recycled or biodegradable packaging, you may not have considered that the label attached to that packing is either non-recycled or may take a great number of years to decompose.
Our biodegradable labels and stickers comply with EN13432 standards to ensure that:
- They do not contain volatile matter such as heavy metals
- They will 90% biodegrade into CO2, water and minerals within 6 to 9 months
- Their decomposition will pass eco-toxicity tests
- Label and print quality will not be compromised
... Ensuring that your eco-friendly labels won't cost the earth!
What Important Things You Should Know About Biodegradable Labels?
What is biodegradable? Everybody will be familiar with this term. Any particular item that can break down in natural elements and return to nature in the organic form can be termed as a biodegradable item.
We all use biodegradable items in some form or other in our daily lives. These items, after usage and discarding, in a short span of time decompose into normal elements. As we are struggling to find ways to make use of natural and biodegradable elements more and more in the face of increasing plastic wastage threat; such items are a welcome change to contribute to a greener future.
Whether buying a new product, or if you consider any item’s packaging, labelling is an important aspect that not only details statutory information, but adds to the item’s aesthetics. In present times, the norm has changed to use biodegradable and ecological materials to produce labels and stickers rather than plastic and other non-biodegradable items wherever possible.
In order to reduce the carbon footprint, more and more labelling industries are turning to decomposable supplies to create labels, thus decreasing the toxic waste arising out of packaging.
What are Some Examples of Eco-Friendly Labels?
Talking about biodegradable labels, there is not one specific material or type that you will find, but in an assortment of varieties. These include shrink sleeve labels that are used without any glue. Stickers made from kraft papers are also gaining popularity as these are created using 100% recycled leftovers. The brown appearance of kraft paper also means a blended labelling on cardboard packaging which appears neat and clear. Apart from these, several other materials are being used to create biodegradable labels, such as sugarcane, corn, bamboo and many more.
What to Consider When Opting for Biodegradable Labels?
Switching to biodegradable labels isn’t only about going green for yourself and for environment, but is an aspect that is well liked by your customers. In fact, adapting to biodegradable packaging means that you have a great marketing factor to promote.
Before picking the right biodegradable material for packaging labelling means that you should consider the delicate nature of your products, specifics of packaging, what type of product packages the labels are required, transportation factors and so.
And going biodegradable in product labelling isn’t something that would alter your budget, as the cost for producing these labels is only slightly higher than producing non-biodegradable labels.
Going for a change in a simple yet useful item for product packaging, biodegradable labels, will help you confirm your intention towards going green, creating a positive public image and helping save the environment.