• APR-Approved Direct Thermal Labels on Standard Liner, for Poly Mailers - 4" x 6"

APR-Approved Direct Thermal Labels
For Poly Mailers - 4" x 6"

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Are you looking to get your poly mailers approved for thin film recycling by How2Recycle? We are excited to introduce our newest line of direct thermal shipping labels, approved by the Association of Plastics Recyclers, to allow poly mailers to be successfully recycled back into thin film packaging in their next life.

Compatible with direct thermal label printers. Don’t know if your printer needs Black Timing Mark or Transmissive Gap Labels? Check our Printer Compatibility Guide to ensure these labels work with your printer.

$0.00 - $19.25
$0.00 - $19.25
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Why Are We Offering These Labels?

EcoEnclose proudly offers these unique, APR-approved polypropylene shipping labels to support brands in our EcoAlly community seeking How2Recycle approval. This is a uniquely formulated facestock and adhesive to align with APR's requirements. Note that the majority of polypropylene labels on the market are not APR approved and would not meet How2Recycle's requirements.

Most poly mailers and bubble mailers are currently recycled into composite decking like Trex. When thin film is recycled into decking, paper shipping labels are perfectly acceptable. The packaging industry advocates for a future where more thin film is recycled back into thin film packaging instead of downcycled into lumber. Film-to-film recycling is far more sensitive to paper and other contaminations. Because of this, How2Recycle has recently evolved its protocols and is pushing brands seeking the “Store Drop Off Recyclable” approval to utilize shipping and product labels supporting the film-to-film recycling process.

Learn more about thin-film recycling and How2Recycle labeling in our guide.

Use-Case Recommendations

We recommend these APR-approved labels to enterprise brands seeking How2Recycle approval for their thin film packaging.

We recommend brands using EcoEnclose’s stock poly mailers and bubble mailers to strongly consider EcoEnclose’s paper-based Zero Waste Direct Thermal Shipping Labels, which feature a 100% recycled, curbside recyclable release liner. Over time, as more thin film is recycled into packaging, we will encourage more brands to adopt these APR-approved shipping labels.

  • Approved by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) to be compatible with film-to-film recycling
  • Positions brands to secure How2Recycle Store Drop Off approval when used in conjunction with EcoEnclose poly mailers and bubble mailers
  • BPA and latex free
  • Does not feature EcoEnclose's Zero Waste Release Liner
  • Does not have recycled content
  • Quantity: 249 labels per roll
  • Label Size: 4x6"
  • Perforation between labels
  • 1/8" spacing for "transmissive" gap setting
  • Roll Size: 1" core and 3.5" outer diameter
  • Roll Weight: 2 lbs
  • Facestock: white direct thermal coated polypropylene (3.0 mil)
  • Adhesive: pressure-sensitive, self-sealing, permanent acrylic adhesive (0.8 mil)
  • Liner: 40 lb. semi-bleached kraft stock, made with virgin content, not recyclable
  • Compatible with Direct Thermal Label Printers - check our Printer Compatibility Guide to ensure these labels work with your printer
  • Made in USA

The material is engineered to provide high print quality and durability at an economical price. Its all-temperatures permanent acrylic can be applied to surfaces as cold as -65°F/-54°C. It meets the FDA 175.105 standard for indirect food contact requirements.