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Helping you stick to sustainability goals

As the world progresses to a more sustainable future, labels and stickers are under increased scrutiny for their sustainability and environmental impact.

Crown Labels are proud to offer a range of products, services and options which help you work towards your sustainability goals, and create more environmentally friendly products and services.

 

We're always keeping a look out for more new ways to make sustainable labels. This includes biodegradable and compostable label options, materials made from plants, or other ways we can incorporate innovative technologies to help protect the environment.

 

Sustainable Labels

Recommended Options

Responsible

Sourcing

Reuse and Recycling

Reducing

Consumption

Matt Paper

with Wash-Off Adhesive

Wash-off recycling adhesive
Sustainable sources
Highly recyclable material

This label material has a water soluble adhesive which reacts quickly when exposed to water, allowing for easy removal from items during the recycling process.

It's also great for use on reusable or returnable containers (such as for takeaways), allowing quick and easy washing compared to standard adhesives.

Find out if this is the best label option for you ❯

Available for both small and large orders

Wash off Paper Recyclable Labels for Takeaways
Matt Paper with Wash-Off Adhesive
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Biodegradable Gloss Clear Film

Compostable

Perfect for use as a packaging seal or security feature, this material meets the technical standard EN 13432 which means that it is both biodegradable and compostable (plain unprinted).

Find out if this is the best label option for you ❯

Available for both small and large orders

Antique Paper

Recyclable attached to paper items
Sustainable sources

This high quality paper-based material is from certified sustainable and controlled sources. It also has a distinctive ridge texture.

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Available for both small and large orders

Recycled Marble Synpaper

80% recycled marble
Low water consumption
Recyclable attached to HDPE items

Also known as Rock Paper, this innovative material is made from waste marble from mining activities, and HDPE (approximately 20%, and a large proportion of that is recycled).

 

This process uses significantly less water compared to wood based paper materials, and is a great option for cases in which a durable material is needed.

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Available for both small and large orders

Recycled Marble Synpaper Labels
Recycled Marble Synpaper
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Recycled Paper

100% recycled fibres
Recyclable attached to cardboard

This matt material is made entirely from recycled fibres, resulting in a non-smooth appearance with visible imperfections and colour variation.

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Available for both small and large orders

Be a leader in sustainable choices

Get notified about new sustainable materials and label ideas:
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We've chosen an electricity provider which is making huge investments into renewable energy, aiming to treble renewable output by 2030.¹
 

Our Label Sustainability Principles

Responsible Sourcing

Finding suppliers that share our focus on sustainability, and seek to make the world a better place.

Reuse and Recycle

Ways to ensure that what we produce can be reused, turned into something else, or used sustainably.

Reduced Consumption

Efforts to reduce the use of materials, energy and resources, and finding ways to make labels last longer.

Sustainable Labels News
More from Crown Labels

Find inspiration for your sustainable labels with our monthly news and ideas email

 

Sustainable Production and Delivery

From printing and cutting to delivery and disposal, Crown Labels are making efforts at every stage of your label order to help reduce its environmental impact and use of resources.

Water-Based Flexo Inks

Responsible Sourcing

We predominantly use water-based flexographic inks² meaning that they don't contain harsh chemicals and have less impact on the environment than other types of inks such as UV.

No waste sent to landfill

Reducing Consumption

All waste from Crown Labels is collected and sent for processing at an Energy Recovery Facility, to provide electricity for the National Grid and heat for Sheffield's District Energy Network.

Thousands of stock cutters

Reuse and Recycle

Each time we order a new label cutter, it's saved and stored for future use by other customers. We've got thousands of cutters available in hundreds of different shapes and sizes.

Paper Void Filler Material

Responsible Sourcing

We've replaced all of our void filler material with recyclable and biodegradable paper. This filler material helps to reduce the risk of your labels being damaged in transit and needing to be re-made.

Local Delivery or Pickup

Reducing Consumption

We deliver to many of our local customers, using efficient routes to reduce pollution and fuel consumption. You can also pick up your labels from our factory.

Less need for print plates

Reducing Consumption

Print plates require energy and resources to produce, and can involve the use of chemicals. Instead, we can digitally print your labels as this production process doesn't need any print plates.

Efficient production layouts

Reducing Consumption

We always aim to use as much of the 'web width' of material as possible by printing multiple designs across, helping to reduce wastage of both materials and energy.

Ink Cartridge Recycling

Reuse and Recycle

All of the ink cartridges used by our Epson Digital press are collected and then shipped back to Epson, enabling recycling of the cartridges and a reduction in overall waste.

Carbon Neutral Deliveries³

Responsible Sourcing

Our delivery partner is committed to carbon neutral deliveries, helping to reduce the environmental impact of the transportation of your label order.⁴

Recyclable Cardboard Cores

Reuse and Recycle

The cores which labels are wound onto are made of cardboard, meaning that they can be recycled. They're also great to turn into something else, from stationery holders to hamster toys!

See our range of Sustainable Label materials

Sustainable Label Options:

1. For more information about our provider's sustainability commitments, visit the SSE Business Energy website 

2. Sometimes we may use UV curable ink to achieve a better quality print result. Please make a request with our team if you want to only use water based inks.

3. For more information about our provider's carbon neutral commitments, visit the DPD Local (DPD Group) website 

4. Most deliveries are completed by DPD Local (see above), but some local, same day, or larger deliveries may not be. Please contact us for specific details about your delivery.

 

All material supplies are subject to availability and production testing. Provided specifications are based on information from the original material manufacturer and are subject to change without notice. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only and not guaranteed to be representative due to the nature of the product and production processes. Recycling capability differs by country and region, no responsibility can be taken for compatibility with recycling processes. Biodegradable adhesives meet DIN EN 13432 biodegradability and compostability regulation. Printing ink is not certified as biodegradable or compostable.

 

For further information about specifications, availability, or any information on this page, please contact our team ❯

Crown Labels Mfg Co Ltd © 2020

High quality self adhesive labels and stickers, manufactured in Yorkshire since 1989.

Unit 5 Ignite, Magna Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1FD

E: sales@crownlabels.co.uk  T: 01709 363 888 

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