Sustainable Paper Labels

Help protect forests by using sustainably sourced papers.

Paper is a great choice for plastic-free labels, but it's important to ensure that paper is sourced from well managed forests.

How are Paper Labels sustainable?

Well-managed Forests

The vast majority of the paper materials we purchase have certifications for being sustainably sourced.

Recyclable Materials

Paper is a recyclable material, and when paper labels are applied to other paper items they're typically recyclable.

Reducing use of plastics

Switch to sustainably sourced paper labels to reduce the use of plastic labels and ensure habitats remain protected.

Are Sustainable Papers the option for me?

Using paper is a great alternative to materials such as plastic for a wide variety of applications. But as more people switch to paper, it's important to ensure that the use of paper doesn't threaten forests or habitats.

We always try to source paper materials that are part of management and sourcing schemes. Examples of forest management schemes include the FSC and PEFC. Materials certified under schemes like these (e.g. FSC Mix) must use resources that are sustainably farmed and managed, while also protecting local environments, communities and economies.

If you're already using paper labels, then ensuring that you're using a material which has been sustainably sourced is a simple way to ensure that you're protecting the environment and prioritising sustainability.

Sometimes it can take a while to assess other newer or more innovative sustainable label materials options, so selecting a sustainable paper can be a great temporary solution for your labels.

Paper Labels and Recyclability

Paper labels are typically able to be recycled when they are attached to another larger paper item. Find out more by visiting our recyclable labels page ❯

 

Sustainable Paper Labels

Material Availability

Responsible

Sourcing

Reuse and Recycling

Reducing

Consumption

Antique Paper

Recyclable attached to paper items
Sustainable sources

This high quality paper-based material is from sustainable sources and has a distinctive ridge texture, perfect for premium applications.

Available for both small and large orders

Tintoretto Paper

Recyclable attached to paper items
Sustainable sources

A premium paper material with felt-like texture and wet-strength properties, made using paper from sustainable sources.

Available for both small and large orders

Sustainable FSC Antique Paper
Antique Paper
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Biodegradable Natural-Look Paper

Sustainable sources
No bleaching

This paper is unbleached and uncoated, making it perfect for premium, natural and sustainable use-cases. The pulp is from sustainable sources.

Available for both small and large orders

Matt Paper

with Wash-Off Adhesive

Wash-off recycling adhesive
Sustainable sources

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

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

Available for both small and large orders

Wash off Paper Recyclable Labels for Takeaways
Matt Paper with Wash-Off Adhesive
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Recycled Grape Paper

Sustainable sources, 40% recycled
15% grape waste from wine

Made from a combination of waste grapes from wine making, recycled fibres, and sustainable fibres, this material contributes to the circular economy and is perfect for wines and luxury products.

Large minimum order currently required

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Sustainability is more than a material choice

Materials are a key part of any sustainable label, but there's a lot more to consider when ensuring that your labels are as sustainable as possible.

From production processes, tooling and print plates, to delivery options and label durability, there's a wide range of considerations. You'll likely need to compromise on some goals, or be willing to make a trade-off.

We want to ensure that your labels really are as sustainable as possible in all aspects, and are always working to expand our range of initiatives.

No waste sent to landfill

We don't send any waste to landfill. Instead it's collected and scent for processing at an energy recovery facility to help provide heat and power for homes in Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Paper packing and less plastic

Our phase-out of polystyrene void filler was completed last year, replaced with paper. We're also taking steps to reduce plastic, and you can request a plastic-free delivery for your order.

Ink cartridge recycling

All of the industrial ink cartridges used in our Epson Digital Press are returned to Epson for recycling. This helps to reduce waste, and contributes to efforts to build a circular economy.

Sustainable Paper Labels

Here's what to do next:

Sustainable Label Materials
Browse our full range of options

See the wide range of options available for your sustainable labels and find the one that's most compatible with your goals. Read our tips to help you assess each option and its potential limitations.

Crown Labels Support
Find answers to your questions

Many customers have a range of questions about sustainable labels. See if we've answered your questions with our FAQ, and if not you can submit a question via our form, or request a call-back.

Custom Label Quotation
Request a bespoke quotation

If you've found the sustainable option for you, and have an idea of other details for your order such as label size and quantities required, then get in touch with our team for a free bespoke quotation.

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Not quite ready? Stay in touch!

Sometimes it's best to take time to review the different options available. Stay in touch with us via email to get the latest sustainable label news, plus tips and inspiration for your labels.

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. Biodegradable adhesives meet DIN EN 13432 biodegradability and compostability regulation. For further information about specifications and availability please contact our team ❯

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