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The Benefits of Biodegradable Labels: All You Need to Know

The Benefits of Biodegradable Labels: All You Need to Know

Sustainability is high on the agenda for businesses in each and every sector. It doesn’t matter which industry you’re in, protecting the planet is critical - and every step you can take to hit your sustainability goals should be welcomed. From reducing your energy consumption to embracing newer, more efficient technologies, there are all kinds of different ways for businesses to reduce their environmental impact - but one of the lesser-known solutions are biodegradable labels.

Recyclable labels have been around for a long time, but biodegradable ones are a newer innovation. They’ve only started to gain real traction over the past decade or so, with an increasing number of businesses taking advantage of the various benefits they have to offer.

In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at these benefits. We’ll explain why you should make the switch to biodegradable labels, how they could benefit your company (and the planet), and how to get started.

Why switch to eco-friendly labels?

There are a multitude of different reasons why businesses are increasingly switching over to biodegradable or compostable labels. Below are a selection of key benefits you should know about.

They reduce your carbon footprint

If you’re serious about minimising your environmental impact, biodegradable labels are a no-brainer. Because of the materials used, the process of manufacturing biodegradable labels creates less carbon emissions and, as the labels begin to break down over time, their carbon footprint is absorbed by plants - not released back into the atmosphere.

They reduce landfill waste

We’ve all heard shocking stories about overflowing landfill sites and plastic bottles littering beaches. Materials that can’t be recycled and won’t biodegrade are causing serious problems for our planet, not to mention the animals and humans living on it. By choosing biodegradable labels, you’ll be doing your bit to help address this issue.

They help plants grow!

Biodegradable labels are made using natural elements, so when they break down over time, they won’t contaminate the soil or cause any environmental damage. Quite the opposite, in fact: they actually release nutrients that promote plant growth, giving the soil a boost and making it easier for trees and plants to grow. More trees and plants means less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a win-win.

They’re a great way to emphasise your brand values

If you care about sustainability and want your customers to know that you take it seriously, biodegradable labels are a great way to go. It’s easy to say that you care about the planet, but it’s quite another thing to prove that you do - and customers will notice and appreciate that you’re walking the walk, not just talking the talk.

They can help you attract (and keep) customers

It’s not just businesses that are becoming increasingly aware of climate change. Individuals across the globe are beginning to take sustainability much more seriously, especially because the effects of climate change are becoming more and more prominent with each passing year. As a result, switching to biodegradable labels could help you attract a whole new bunch of environmentally-conscious customers, growing your customer base in a new direction.

If you make the jump to eco-friendly labels, why not shout about it? An increasing number of businesses are using biodegradable labels as a marketing tactic, telling their customers that the new labels are better for the environment. If you want to take full advantage of the power of sustainable labels, make sure you let your customers know that you’re using them.

When should biodegradable labels be used?

Biodegradable labels have a wide range of potential applications. We’ve seen them being used by businesses in all kinds of different industries, although they’re perhaps best suited to products that use completely biodegradable packaging.

They’re also ideally suited to situations where the label comes into direct contact with dry foodstuffs, which is why they’re so often used to label fruit and vegetables. Our biodegradable material carries the ‘OK Compost’ certificate according to EN13432 regulations and the adhesive is compliant with European food regulation 1935/2004/EC for direct food contact.

Learn more and request a free quote today

No matter your industry and no matter your products, we have plenty of eco-friendly label solutions to suit your needs here at Flexi Labels.

Our vast range includes roll labels, labels on sheets and more, with a variety of sustainable options available. Take our matt white biodegradable labels, for instance. Utilising a permanent adhesive, these high-quality labels meet DIN EN 13432 biodegradability and compostability regulations, and are available in a range of different sizes to suit your specific requirements.

From continuous and pre-cut roll labels to sheets of pre-cut labels, we have all kinds of different options to choose from - and we can help you choose the one that’s right for you.

With more than four decades of experience across our team and more than 20,000 customers across the UK and Europe, we have the know-how to identify and supply the kind of sustainable label solutions you’re looking for. Plus, with a dedicated design team, free templates and secure delivery services, shopping with us couldn’t be simpler.

To get started, request a quote online today or get in touch with us to find out more about how we can help.

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