For the past couple of weeks we haven't been able to take any orders. This is because whilst changing our warehouse to meet the new social distancing guidelines, we uncovered some emergency building work which looks likely to cause another 3 weeks of delays.

We are now open again however we expect our dispatch time to take a lot longer (potentially 2 to 3 weeks) as we work through the backlog and dispatch orders in a temporary workspace.

We understand this isn't ideal, but we thought it's better to open with delays, than not to open at all! Thanks for bearing with us during these times, we hope you are well and keeping safe. 

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Self Adhesive Paper Parcel Tape (50mm)

PRODUCT CODE: PaperTape-50mm

TAPE: Self-adhesive paper parcel tape

WIDTH: 48mm

LENGTH: 50 metre roll.

ADHESIVE: Natural Rubber based

ENVIRONMENTAL: Renewable resource (kraft paper), Recyclable, free from animal products.

ORIGIN: Tape sourced from UK / EU

DISPOSAL: The tape can be left on cartons sent for recycling

PRICE: Prices shown are INCLUSIVE of VAT

Vegan Friendly * main
Recyclable *main
Origin EU * main

Availability: In stock

1 for - £2.65
4 for - £2.48
12 for - £2.39
Per 50m Roll

  • Buy 4 for £2.48 each and save 7%
  • Buy 12 for £2.39 each and save 10%

Product Description


An eco-friendly alternative to plastic parcel tape! Our eco paper parcel tape is made from renewable kraft paper not from plastic. It is water and solvent resistant, acid free - suitable for picture framing use and can also be used for cold storage (it can be applied at chilled temperatures (roughly 5 degrees) and stored down to -25). Our eco parcel tape can be left on the cardboard carton when it is recycled. At present though, realistcally, it is more likely that paper recyclers will still be using systems to recover this mechanically for energy recovery through incineration as they do with plastic tapes rather than repulping it. Hopefully this situation will improve as paper tapes become the norm and the recycling industry advances in line. Composting - although paper & cardboard is often composted our recommended method of disposal of the tape would be to leave it on the box and put it in with the cardboard recycling, not to compost it. This way the paper could be re-used up to about 7 times.

This roll is 50mm wide and 50 meters long.
This tape is self adhesive (no need for water to activate the glue).
Suitable for application by a standard hand gun or tape dispenser.
Water and solvent resistant.
Acid free.
Suitable for picture framing use.
Can be used for cold storage (it can be applied at chilled temperatures (roughly 5 degrees) and stored down to -25).
It is also easy to tear by hand - no knife or scissors required.
The tape is wound onto a cardboard core (not plastic)
The rolls are supplied without a plastic retail wrapper.
Sourced from the UK / EU to reduce carbon miles. (Not shipped half way round the planet.)
Box quantities use a siliconized paper sheet as a separator. This can be recycled or for volume users, or it can be returned to us to be reused by the packers.

We wanted to reduce the amount of single use plastic in our packaging but we were unable to find a paper tape on the market that was sensibly priced and sourced from within the UK / EU. We send thousands of parcels a month and get through rolls and rolls of tape. That was a lot of plastic but also it was a lot of buying power! We contacted some tape manufacturers and asked for a tape to be made to our specification. We wanted it to be self adhesive and work in a standard tape gun, we'd tried gummed paper tape before but didn't like the time it took to dry. For this to work and be a viable alternative to plastic tape it had to be as easy and convenient to use! We ran some trials and results were positive, this led us to think that we might not be the only company who want to use paper tape for their postal packaging and so we decided to offer it on our website. We sell 3 different sizes, 50mm thick parcel tape, 24mm thick and 19mm thick. We are especially proud of the 19mm thickness because we can offer this from £1.00 per 50 meter roll!

Additional Information

Additional Information

Product Type Tapes


Customer Reviews (4)

Fantastic Tape!Review by Sarah
Customer Service
Fantastically sticky tape. And I love its eco credentials. It's working a treat for me, thank you (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Great productReview by Andrea
Customer Service
Great tape. I'm so glad that I ordered this, it looks much better on parcels than the usual awful plastic tape and my customers can recycle their packaging easily now. (Posted on 04/12/2018)
Can't fault itReview by Helen
Customer Service
Just what I wanted - a nice, wide tape tor sealing my packaging which not only looks eco-friendly, it is. It's got a great amount of stick to it (even if I have to peel it off the cellulose wrap and re-stick, there's more than enough life left in it to be sure my package is secure), and wide enough to provide a proper seal.

(Posted on 06/08/2018)
Finally moving away from cellotape!Review by Suzanne
Customer Service
As a business we've always used regular cellotape to seal our packaging, but now we can finally take a step in the right direction in using packaging that's more environmentally friendly.

We bought the 50mm roll which is a decent sized roll to seal our cardboard boxes, and if you buy the ones they have on offer then you make some small savings too! Having paper tape with a rubber adhesive seems more environmentally friendly and natural and our customers can put the whole lot - cardboard box and the paper tape stuck on it - into their recycling. It was probably harder for them to do when it had cellotape on it.

Eco-craft are an good company with excellent customer care. I've come into contact with them previously for samples and people have also recommended them to me. I highly recommend them too! And if you have questions about a product, don't hesitate to contact them. (Posted on 08/05/2018)

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Recycled Paper

This product is made from recycled paper.
(Guaranteed minimum of 75% recycled content,
most colours are 100% - see specification)

This Product is Recyclable

  This product is made from material that can be recycled.  
Please recycle this product. 

This Product is Biodegradable

This product is biodegradable at end of life. 

This Product is Compostable

This product is compostable at end of life.

Print Grade Paper This is a print grade material, suitable for most print
mediums/home and office printers,

rubber-stamps, screen printing and letterpress etc. 
Glue is required for this product

Glue is required in the assembly of this product.
(For suitable glue or tape please see our 
adhesives section

Glue is not required for this product No glue is required in the assembly of this product. 
  Suitable for printing with rubber-stamps, screen printing,
foiling and letterpress etc.
  Made in Britain for eco-craft by selected suppliers. 

Suitable for food use.
These bags are made from food grade film and are
manufactured in the UK in complience with current EU
food use regulations.  


Made without the use of any animal products or
animal testing. Free from any animal based pigments
or adhesives 
including gelatine.  

Made in Britain by eco-craft with materials sourced 
from the UK and EU

Specification Sheets

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Vintage Range - 

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Biodegradable film spec sheets

Cellulose -

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PLA (Corn/Potato Starch) -

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