How to get sustainable stickers
Stickers can be sustainable.
With a growing trend towards sustainability and combating climate change, it is essential that stickers play their part.
Brands need to portray their identity using stickers, so we’re here to make sure this doesn’t impact the environment.
At Sticker it, we’re constantly looking to make stickers & the manufacturing process more efficient and sustainable than ever.
What is the most sustainable sticker?
The most environmentally-friendly sticker we’ve found uses a material made from 95% sugarcane fibres and 5% of hemp and linen.
These stickers are 100% biodegradable and will decompose completely.
They’re splashproof and have a matte finish. This biodegradable ‘paper’ is printed in full-colour with a UV-inkjet that has no solvent, which can release harmful gasses.
We use this material to make our biodegradable stickers.
If you want to understand this material in detail, see the Biodegradable Paper Datasheet.
Other environmentally friendly options
There are also stickers made from plastic that can be recycled along with the packaging they’re applied too.
PET (polyester) and PP (polypropeline) stickers are both widely recyclable, which makes them extensively used in food & drinks packaging.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is also widely used however isn’t quite as easy to recycle. Many manufacturers are moving to PVC products, and Sticker it is also doing exactly this, so reduce the impact of PVCs on the environment.
What can biodegradable stickers be used for?
Here’s some ideas but it’s certainly not extensive:
- Sustainable food packaging
- Laptop stickers
- Drinks bottle labelling, including wine bottles
- General logo and branding stickers
- Jars & other food products
- Shipping box branding
Biodegradable material has a medium-strength adhesive making them suitable for a whole range of applications. It’s suitable for indoor use, is waterproof and safe for contact with food.
If you have other ideas of how you’d like to use biodegradable stickers, leave us a comment below.