You’ll often see companies showcasing their standard shipping labels as being “sustainable” based on words like “recyclable,” “paper-based,” or “compostable.” However, almost all shipping labels are paper-based, utilize relatively eco-friendly acrylic emulsion or hot melt adhesives, and are naturally biodegradable. They also arrive on silicone-coated release liners made with virgin paper and are unrecyclable due to the silicone.
EcoEnclose has worked hard to develop a truly more eco-friendly line than standard labels based on our selected face stocks, unique patented zero waste liner, and adhesives.
Choose from our four label types to create a shipping label for your business. EcoEnclose has an eco-friendly shipping label for you, no matter what you're shipping.
- 100% Recycled White Shipping Label on Zero Waste Liner: Our most eco-friendly and sustainable labels! The zero waste release liners are made with 100% post-consumer paper and are curbside recyclable, featuring a patented UV coating instead of a silicone layer. The facestock is also made with 100% post-consumer waste.
- Direct Thermal Shipping Label on Zero Waste Liner: These unique labels feature our 100% recycled and curbside recyclable zero waste release liner. The facestock, however, is made with virgin, certified sustainably sourced paper.
- 100% Recycled Kraft Shipping Label on Standard Liner: The facestock on these labels is made with 100% post-consumer waste. However, they arrive on a standard silicone-coated release liner that is virgin and unrecyclable. We offer these because some brands we work with are very committed to the Kraft aesthetic and prefer this color label.
- High Tack, Direct Thermal Shipping Label on Standard Liner: These are not necessarily “eco-friendlier” on their own, as the facestock and the release liner on these labels are standard. We offer them because they have a powerful, hot melt adhesive that allows them to bond tightly to almost any surface. Occasionally, we’ll work with eCommerce brands that struggle to find labels that adhere perfectly to recycled padded mailers. In these situations, we direct them to these labels as they ensure brands can use the most sustainable packaging possible.
We offer four labels because we recognize that brands have different operations and functional needs, and we want to ensure everyone can find an eco-friendly label solution that will work for their business.
Note that, like all paper labels, ours are recyclable. They do not hinder their recyclability if used on a recyclable package. Ensure your shipment is as eco-friendly as possible by using an EcoEnclose shipping label.