How to get sustainable stickers

Stickers can be sustainable.

With a growing trend towards sustainability and combating climate change, customization as a whole, and therefore stickers, must play their part.

Brands need to represent their identity using stickers, so we’re here to ensure this doesn’t harm the environment.

We’re constantly looking to make stickers & the manufacturing process is more efficient and sustainable than ever.

3 glass bottles with white rectangle stickers applied

What is the most sustainable sticker?

The most environmentally friendly sticker we’ve come across uses a material made from 95% sugarcane fibers and 5% hemp and linen.

These stickers are 100% biodegradable and will completely decompose.

They’re splashproof and have a matte finish. This biodegradable ‘paper’ is printed in full color using UV-inkjet technology, so no solvents releasing 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.

Queen street deli biodegradable circle stickers applied to deli boxes

Other environmentally friendly options

There are also stickers made from plastic that are recyclable.

PET (polyester) and PP (polypropylene) stickers are widely recyclable and used in food & drinks packaging.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is also widely used however isn’t as easy to recycle. Many manufacturers are moving away from PVC products. We’re doing this to reduce the impact of PVCs on the environment.

Our extremely popular holographic, glitter, mirror silver, and mirror gold stickers are all printed on a widely recyclable PET material.

What can biodegradable stickers be used for?

Here are some ideas, but this list is not exhaustive:

  • Sustainable food packaging
  • Laptop stickers
  • Drinks labels, including wine bottles
  • General logo stickers
  • Jars & food products
  • Packaging box branding

 

Biodegradable material has a medium-strength glue which is ideal 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, please get in contact with us.