Sustainable labeling

Sustainable Product Marking and Labeling

Reduce emmissions, save resources: The EU Waste Framework Directive prioritizes waste reduction in order to protect the environment and human health. Have you wondered how your marking and labeling equipment and processes can contribute to this goal? Keep on reading to learn more in this blog post!

What can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?

Try to focus on saving energy and avoiding waste in your product and packaging lines. Here are some good tips to start with. Make sure to read our article about 7 ways to reduce labeling costs, where you will find more great advice!

Use eco-friendly print-apply labeling systems

Let our experts show you the possibilities of modern labeling systems:

  • Systems that cut labels to needed size by printing them with the required content and then automatically slicing them off the roll with a cutter
  • Systems that can process linerless labels and separately activated adhesives
  • Systems with ribbon-save technology, which stops the transfer (and therefore waste) of ribbon between unprinted areas
  • Systems that work without compressed air (and the energy consumption that comes with it) by using full-electric drives

You are interested to learn more about this topic? Check out our 5 future-proof solutions for labelling more efficiently!

Buy ecological label materials and ribbons

Did you know that there are very interesting label materials based on stone, grass and sugar cane? They are made of renewable raw materials and some of them are even compostable. Another great option is to use recycled labels and linerless labels, which produce less waste. Weber Marking Systems also offers solvent-free thermal transfer ribbons, that do not only help protect human health and nature but also your label printer.

Choose printing technologies that save resources

Thermal inkjet printers use ink cartridges that each come with their own printhead. While this means that printing results are always outstanding, it creates more costs and waste. Weber Marking Systems has developed a central ink supply system that has a 400 ml ink tank to automatically refill cartridges during operations. Thus, the ink cartridges’ printheads can be used for much longer than usual.

How to make product marking and labeling sustainable
Whitepaper cover sustainable labelingIn order to stop global warming, environmental movements are calling for a radical reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Ways to help achieve this goal in product and packaging labeling include:

  • Reusing ink cartridges
  • Cutting labels to size
  • Using linerless labels

Our whitepaper outlines the latest technological trends and developments in this area. It will introduce you to eco-friendly label materials as well as resource-friendly printing and labeling methods!

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