Biodegradable Labels | Compostable Labels

We Supply Customised Compostable & Biodegradable Labels

to the Food & Drink, Trade, Industry and Public Service Organisations

As recycling becomes part of our everyday lives and companies become more and more environmentally conscious, we are often asked if we can supply compostable labels and biodegradable labels. If you are looking for eco friendly labels that are made from renewable and replenishable resources, produced with a compostable adhesive then we can help.

What are Compostable Biodegradable Labels?

Biodegradable Stickers

Biodegradable and compostable labels are required to meet the European Standards for Compostable Packaging, EN 13432. The standards require that labels are to be compostable and biodegradable under industrial conditions. The label material should be viewed as chemically unmodified and coming from a natural origin to be accepted as biodegradable without further testing.

The biodegradable and compostable labels we provide are uncoated, wood free printing paper composed of 95% sugar can fibres and 5% hemp and linen. These compostable labels are specifically designed for complete packaging that should be biodegradable.

The adhesive used also conforms with EN 13432 and is therefore considered to be compostable and biodegradable.


Our compostable labels and biodegradable labels have a recommended shelf life of 2 years when stored in suitable conditions.

Please note that although the materials and adhesive used are biodegradable, some ink utilised in printing processes may not meet the same standards.

Should you use compostable and biodegradable labels?

Many companies who are conscious of their Corporate and Social Responsibilities are using environmentally friendly packaging. It is important that companies do not overlook the labels that they utilise also. Changing to eco-friendly compostable and biodegradable labels can not only help reduce the impact on the environment but it can show that the company is forward thinking and aware of their responsibilities to the environment.

Meat Salt Smoke Biodegradable Label

What Material is Used for Biodegradable Labels?

The material is called Begasse Cane Fibre Biodegradable.

This is a matt white uncoated, woodfree printing paper composed of 95% sugar cane fibre and 5% hemp and linen.

Weight and Thickness of the biodegradable material

The basic weight is 90gsm ±5%
The thickness is 120 micron ±5%

Temperature Range of the biodegradable material

S9500 is an acrylic based biodegradable adhesive with good initial tack and adhesion on a wide variety of substrates.

Min. App. Temp: +5°C
Temp Range: -10°C to +80°C

What is the shelf life of the biodegradable material?

2 years when stored at 22° C / 50% RH

Why Use inkREADible for your biodegradable label requirements?

If you are looking for compostable and biodegradable stickers, then we are on hand to help and advise. We have over 30 years experience printing customised labels and stickers to a wide range of industries and can discuss your individual requirements to ensure we find the most suitable eco friendly stickers for you, keeping cost and value for money in mind to ensure you receive biodegradable labels that meet your needs and budget.

We are now a proud member of Sedex.

Through Sedex we have the ability to build our knowledge of sustainability and responsible sourcing. This ensures you, as one of our customers, are ordering from a company who are aware of their environmental responsibilities and business ethics.

To find out more about Sedex, click here.

Choose inkREADible for Your Customised biodegradable label printing and design needs

Customised Label Printing Service

At inkREADible we provide a number of generic and bespoke label products. If you require eco friendly customised labels, we have a selection of template sizes which will fit your style and requirements, simply pick from our variety and we can help to make your label as effective as possible. Our biodegradable and compostable labels are of the highest quality, with adhesive that also meets EN13432 standards. 

Having worked with a number of businesses, we have a wealth of experience and understand our customers’ requirements and how to meet their needs. Our knowledgeable specialists will provide labels which work with clients’ budgets and time constraints. No matter your requirements, our team will endeavour to find a solution and strive to create something economical

For all your eco friendly labels, look no further, the professional team at inkREADible have you covered. With a range of customer label printing and design services available, our team can meet all your needs. What’s more, when you choose our label printer, we’ll exceed your requirements and more! Simply give our friendly team a call to see how we can help.