There are two types of printed paper tapes: self-adhesive and water-activated. Both reduce the use of plastics, but water-activated takes environmental awareness to a whole new level. Fully compostable, biodegradable and recyclable, water-activated paper tape is the most environmentally friendly packing tape we’ve ever offered. It’s also made using FSC certified paper.
Similarly, self-adhesive paper tape also uses FSC certified paper, but is classed as recycling-process-friendly. This means it can be put through the recycling process alongside other packing, but is not classed as fully recyclable/compostable/biodegradable in its own right. Nonetheless, its ease of use (no need for a water bath), plastic-free base and affordability has made it our most popular printed paper tape.
Ultimately, both tapes are a great way to help keep plastic out of our soil.