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Labelling Eco-Friendly Products

In order to label your products as biodegradable or compostable, you first need to understand what biodegradable and compostable products entail. First of all, biodegradable and compostable do not mean the same thing. compostable products must break down to carbon monoxide, water, and inorganic compounds. Compostable products provide nutrients to the soil and are able to be composted at home or at a composting site. On the other hand, biodegradable products break down and go back to nature, or even disappear entirely. Biodegradable products are essentially absorbed by the environment.

Product labels can be confusing, especially customized labels that say that the product itself is “green”. Like the term “natural” in the food industry, products labelled as “green” could mean a bunch of different things. In summary, products labelled as “green” are products that have less of an environmental or human impact than traditional products do. These types of products are often sourced locally, are free of harmful chemicals, and are made from recyclable or reusable materials. Some of them may be compostable or biodegradable.

Recycled and renewable materials are other product descriptions that leave many shoppers scratching their heads. Recycled products must have been made from pre-consumer waste or post-consumer waste, like scrap and sludge or toilet paper rolls, newspapers, and aluminium cans. Renewable materials include palm oil, grapeseed oil, bamboo, and other types of plant or animal material. These materials can be made over a short period of time, using a natural process. They aren’t always recyclable, however.

If your brand sells environmentally-friendly products, you’re probably interested in using eco-friendly customized labels as well. At Labelservice, we offer you eco-friendly labels such as our Brown Kraft labels and 100% Recycled White Uncoated labels. Both are excellent options for your labelling needs. Our Brown Kraft labels work with inkjet and laser printers, and can be printed as sheet labels or individual cut downs. Our 100% Recycled labels work with inkjet, laser, and offset printers, and can also be printed as sheet labels or individual cut downs.

Contact us today to learn more about our eco-friendly label options!