Off White Self Adhesive Paper Tape (24mm)
LENGTH: 50 metre roll.
ORIGIN: Tape sourced from UK / EU
ADHESIVE: Natural Rubber based
ENVIRONMENTAL: Renewable resource (kraft paper), free from plastic & animal products.
DISPOSAL: The tape can be left on cartons sent for recycling.
Our 24mm wide eco paper parcel tape is made from renewable white kraft paper not from plastic, offering an eco-friendly, micro-plastic free alternative to conventional petrochemical based plastic parcel tapes!
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 roll is 24mm wide and 50 meters long.
This tape is self adhesive (no need for water to activate the glue).
Suitable for application by a standard tape dispenser.
It is also easy to tear by hand - no knife or scissors required.
The rolls have a recyclable cardboard core and are supplied without a plastic retail wrapper.
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.
Made in the EU for eco-craft by selected suppliers.
Made without the use of any animal products or animal testing. Free from any animal based pigments or adhesives including gelatine.
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