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What is an eco-friendly sticker?

Eco-friendly stickers might look and feel like plastic, but they are 100% compostable and environmentally friendly custom stickers. A great, plastic-free alternative to standard stickers that is available in white and clear.

In the article, we will cover everything there is to know about these sticky beauties. We will deep dive into what they are made of, when to use them, and how they are different from vinyl stickers and look at our other sustainable stickers. Are you ready? Then let’s go.

Eco friendly sticker applied to glass vodka bottle next to long drink glass filled with a cocktail

What are eco-friendly stickers made from?

Eco-friendly stickers are made from sustainably sourced wood pulp. Wood pulp consists of cellulose fibres that are bleached or washed, depending on their end-use.

An unbleached wood pulp mix might be used for brown cardboard packaging, whereas we use a white and clear wood pulp material for our eco-friendly stickers. The British Wood Pulp Association has much more information for you if you are interested.

We mainly use wood pulp because it is sustainable and natural, which makes our eco-friendly stickers compostable. You can simply put them in your food waste bin or compost them at home, where they will decompose within 12 weeks. We also use UV-cured ink that will not interfere with this process.

Round red eco-friendly sticker with go hack yourself design applied to a stainless steel water bottle

How to use eco-friendly stickers

Our eco-friendly stickers are laminated with a glossy protective coating, making them ideal for up to 6 months of outdoor use. But there are plenty more ways you can use eco-friendly stickers.

Our eco-friendly white stickers are perfect for:

  • Product labelling for eco-conscious brands

  • Sustainable logo stickers to giveaway

  • Compostable packaging seals

And our eco-friendly clear stickers work amazingly for:

  • Branding shop or car windows with eco-friendly front adhesive stickers

  • Labelling drinks and beverage bottles of all kinds

  • Sleek, minimalist branding of high-end products

Eco-friendly stickers vs vinyl stickers

We often say the eco-friendly stickers feel and perform similarly to vinyl stickers, but there are some differences.

When you think of traditional stickers, you will most likely think of plastic stickers. However, there are different types of plastic materials which different properties and impacts on the environment.

We aim to avoid the traditional PVC plastic as much as possible. Instead, our vinyl sticker range is made from polypropylene, a plastic material that can be recycled widely. This means that our vinyl stickers are recyclable.

While you can use our eco-friendly stickers around water, we recommend opting for a waterproof vinyl sticker when you are looking for stickers that are dishwasher safe or can last longer than 6 months outdoors.

Round clear eco friendly stickers with munch design applied to brown paper coffee cups

What other environmentally friendly stickers do you offer?

Besides our eco-friendly sticker range, we offer biodegradable stickers that are made from uncoated paper.

But these are not just any recycled paper stickers. They are made from a wood-free mix of sugarcane fibre, linen and hemp which makes these paper stickers thicker and more textured than standard options.

These stickers are just as compostable as eco-friendly stickers, but, as they are made from paper, they are not waterproof.

You can also get our entire sustainable sticker range printed onto custom sticker sheets, which makes product labelling much easier.

Square biodegradable paper sticker applied to a white candle jar

Are you ready for your own eco-friendly stickers? If you are not sure yet, order a custom sample right here. This is the perfect way to explore your options before committing to a bigger order.

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