The Environmental Impact of Water-Activated Paper Tape VS Plastic Tape

In today's world, where sustainability is at the forefront of consumer and business concerns, making responsible choices in packaging is crucial. One of the decisions you can make to reduce your environmental footprint is to opt for Water-Activated Tape (WAT) over traditional plastic packing tape. Let's explore the sustainability factor and the environmental impact of Water Activated Tape and plastic tape.

Benefits of  Water-Activated Tape :

1. Biodegradable and Recyclable: Water-Activated Tape is made from renewable resources, typically paper or reinforced paper, which are biodegradable and recyclable. Plastic packing tape is made from non-biodegradable materials, which means it doesn't break down naturally in the environment. It lingers in landfills for decades, contributing to long-term pollution.

Kraft Paper Tape

2. The Manufacturing Process for Water-Activated Tape has a lower carbon footprint & it has non chemical, starch-based adhesive while production of plastic tape involves the use of chemicals and fossil fuels, which release harmful emissions into the atmosphere, contributing to air pollution and climate change.

Plastic Pollution

3. Customization and Branding: DinoLabelDigital's kraft paper tape allows buyers to print logos, warning text like "Fragile," or "Handle with Care," and even promotional messages directly on the tape. This customization enhances branding and provides an opportunity to communicate sustainability efforts to customers.

water activated kraft paper tape by dinolabeldigital

4. Recycling Options: Water Activated tapes are 100% recyclable & while some recycling facilities accept plastic packing tape, it often contaminates the recycling stream, making it challenging to recycle effectively.

Also, Plastic packing tape that finds its way into water bodies, especially oceans, poses a significant threat to marine life. It breaks down into microplastics that are ingested by marine creatures, causing harm to the ecosystem.

Plastic Pollution

In summary, Water-Activated Tape offers a sustainable alternative that addresses the environmental concerns associated with plastic tape. DinoLabelDigital's kraft paper tape, in particular, stands out as a eco-friendly and customizable choice. 

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