Yes, they do. When you first think of stickers, your mind might immediately jump to plastic stickers. But there is so much more to the sticker universe.
Do you want to learn more about what a compostable sticker is, the difference between our environmentally friendly materials, and more? Then read on.
What are compostable stickers?
For a sticker to be compostable, it has to be made of natural materials that can be broken down by bacteria. This is so it can decompose with the fruit or vegetable scraps and other organic produce in your compost bin or your food waste bin.
The ink and adhesive we use are so thin that they will not impact the composition process, meaning that your stickers will completely degrade within 12 weeks instead of filling up landfills.
This is why you will often find such stickers used as compostable produce stickers, logo stickers for eco-conscious brands, or for branding of recyclable or compostable packaging.
Are eco-friendly stickers compostable?
Yes, our eco-friendly stickers are completely compostable. They are made from sustainably sourced wood pulp, which can decompose within 12 weeks.
We offer this material in white or clear to give you as many options as possible. Both material options are laminated with a clear, glossy film that makes these stickers tear-proof and protects them from water and scratches.
If you are looking for a thicker, more textured base instead, have a look at our biodegradable paper stickers. These are made from a wood-free mix of sugarcane fiber, linen and hemp, making these stickers eco-friendly and compostable.
Due to their paper base, these stickers are not waterproof and should only be used indoors on cardboard packaging, to create product labels or hand out free logo stickers.
What about plastic stickers?
Plastic stickers are not compostable. Most vinyl stickers are made from PVC, which is not only not compostable, but very hard to recycle.
We want to offer you as many eco-conscious options as possible, which is why our vinyl stickers are made from polypropylene. Polypropylene is a plastic material that can be widely recycled, which makes our vinyl stickers recyclable.
If you want to learn more before making a purchase decision, these articles are just what you are looking for:
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- What is a biodegradable paper sticker?
- How to get sustainable stickers that are environmentally-friendly
- Are biodegradable paper stickers vegan?
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- What are the byproducts of sugarcane?