No, as biodegradable stickers are made from paper, they are not waterproof but only splash-proof.
This means it can handle drops and splashes of water on the surface but should not be submerged in water for any amount of time, making these stickers not dishwasher safe or fit for prolonged outdoor use.
You will usually find that paper-based stickers are not waterproof, whereas vinyl-based stickers are. If you want to find out more about biodegradable paper stickers or discover an environmentally friendly sticker option that is waterproof, read on!
What are biodegradable stickers?
These stickers are made from a paper base, but not just any recyclable paper. We use a completely compostable mix of sugarcane fibre, linen and hemp to create the wood-free paper material.
This makes our biodegradable stickers much thicker than your standard paper sticker, gives them a great texture and a naturally matte finish.
Through their texture, they are perfect for branding sustainable packaging made from cardboard or other biodegradable materials.
What makes stickers biodegradable?
For a sticker to be biodegradable, it has to be made of materials that can be decomposed by the bacteria found in compost environments. This includes most natural materials.
A biodegradable sticker is not automatically sustainable or vegan. But the elements we use to create ours not only make these custom stickers biodegradable, but also classify these stickers vegan and sustainable.
We can also offer you biodegradable sticker sheets with multiple designs on them to create compostable labels for your brand.
Are there eco-friendly stickers that are waterproof?
Yes, there are environmentally friendly stickers that can be used around water. Our eco-friendly stickers which are available in white and clear are perfect for that.
They look and feel like traditional stickers and perform like your standard vinyl stickers, but are completely environmentally friendly.
But wait, are these stickers compostable? Yes they are. Each eco-friendly sticker can simply be put into your food waste bin at home, where it will decompose within 12 weeks.
If you are stuck, get a material sample right here. This is a great option for you to touch and test the material before placing a larger order.
These great articles can also help you make the right decision for your brand:
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- How to get sustainable stickers that are environmentally-friendly
- Are biodegradable paper stickers vegan?
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- What are the byproducts of sugarcane?