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Distant Village Blog Compostable Labels for Compostable Packaging

Is your packaging 100% Compostable?For packaging to be truly 100% compostable, compostable labels are required!It can be a challenge to find compostable labels, and a business's efforts at eco-friendly packaging could end up being contaminated by a conventional non-compostable label slapped right onto the compostable packaging.When composting on an industrial scale, sieves are used to screen contaminants from the finished compost. Particles smaller than the sieve size, such as the adhesive found on non-compostable labels, are not removed through the screening process and will contaminate the finished compost.If the end user of the packaging assumed (quite reasonably) that both the packaging and label are compostable and sent the entire packaging to be composted, either at home or to an industrial composting facility, the compost process would be contaminated, and that's not what anybody would have wanted or intended.Packaging and Labels - Compostable TogetherIf using compostable packaging from companies such as Elevate Packaging who create compostable packaging for the food and consumer packaging industries, or packaging for coffee and tea to specialty foods, it is essential that a sustainable and compostable label is used on the packaging.Compostable labels are available following compost standards of BPI, ASTM D6868, and ASTM D6400. PURE Labels are made with BPI certified compostable adhesives and natural sugarcane pulp fiber paper to create an artisan and organically natural experience.Using compostable labels on compostable packaging just makes sense.PURE Labels are the only compostable labels with fully compostable adhesives, and when used with compostable packaging they create a 100% compostable packaging solution.

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