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It’s important for businesses to be eco-friendly with their packaging and labels for several reasons. First, using sustainable materials and practices can help to reduce the environmental impact of the business. This can include reducing the amount of waste generated, using renewable resources, and minimising the use of harmful chemicals. Additionally, eco-friendly packaging and labels can help to improve the reputation of the business and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers. It can also save cost for the company by reducing the use of non-renewable resources and energy consumption during production. Being eco-friendly with packaging and labels can be beneficial for both the environment and the business.

Biodegradable and compostable labels

Biodegradable and compostable labels are made from materials that can break down, decompose, and return to the environment in a relatively short period of time. These labels are typically made from materials such as paper, cellulose, and plant-based plastics. They are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional labels made from synthetic materials, as they do not contribute to pollution or waste in landfill.

Recyclable labels

Recyclable labels on the other hand are labels that can be recycled along with other materials. These labels are typically made form materials such as paper, metals and plastics that can be collected, processed, and returned to the manufacturing process as raw materials. Recycling labels helps to conserve resources and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

Recycled labels

Recycled labels are made from materials that have been previously used and recycled. These labels can be made from a variety of materials, including paper, plastics, and metals, and they are an environmentally friendly alternative to labels made from virgin materials.

Labels from sustainable sources

Labels from sustainable sources refer to those made from materials sourced in an environmentally responsible manner. This can include using materials that are grown or harvested in a sustainable way, such as using wood from responsibly managed forests, or using materials that are produced using renewable energy sources.

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Biodegradable and compostable labels, recyclable labels, recycled labels, and labels from sustainable sources are all environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional labels made from synthetic materials. They help to conserve resources, reduce waste, and minimise the impact on the environment.

In short:

  • Biodegradable and compostable labels are made from materials that can break down and return to the environment in a short space of time.
  • Recyclable labels can be recycled along with other materials and are typically made from paper, metals, and plastics.
  • Recycled labels are made from materials that have been previously used and recycled.
  • Labels from sustainable sources are made from materials that are sourced in an environmentally responsible way, such as wood from responsibly managed forests or materials produced using renewable energy sources.
  • All of the above are environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional labels made from synthetic materials.

In the business world today, all companies should consider these options when choosing labels for their products and packaging to help conserve resources, reduce waste and minimise the impact on the planet; it’s actually just good business sense to work towards sustainability. This will be attractive to customers and may see them choosing your brand over another.

Once you’ve decided to go for green labels, it’s important to consider which material will meet your requirements. We have a choice of biodegradable and custom compostable stickers available to meet your needs. With our help, you can find the right solution for both sustainability goals and product needs, no matter what sector or industry you are in!

At RGS Labels, our green label options have been chosen by many customers that all have one thing in common – a desire to promote a sustainable future for us all. Choosing to use environmentally friendly stickers could be the first step on your journey. The next step is testing that the material suits your application before you place your order.

We’d be happy to talk you through your requirements and explain the specifics of our green products. Visit our contact page and give us a call today to start down your path to sustainability.