Why should eco-labels be included on packaging or on a display?

27.01.2021 If sustainability is important for you as a company and/or for your customers, you should also ensure sustainable solutions for the packaging and distribution of your products. But how do you communicate this? Do you assume that everyone automatically knows that your packaging is sustainable? Don't leave this to chance and use recognised eco-labels for communication! Sustainability is increasingly becoming a purchasing criterion for end-users. Sustainable packaging that is environmentally-friendly can play a decisive role in this. Therefore, the best thing to do is to apply the appropriate eco-label to display the ecological benefits directly on the packaging or on the display.
Eco-labels for sustainable solutions

Eco-labels or eco-signets are symbols or logos that at first glance clearly indicate which materials have been used to produce the packaging or display and which ecological raw material, material or recycling properties are associated with it. 

The corresponding eco-label instructs the end-user on how to handle the packaging or the display after use and how to dispose of it properly in an environmentally-friendly manner. And last but not least, an eco-label increases the good feeling of the environmentally-conscious end-user, as it clearly and unambiguously declares to the end-user that they made the right choice and that the purchased goods were sustainably packaged. 

Various eco-labels are currently in use. Not all are officially recognized and tested by certified organisations. At THIMM, we use internationally understandable eco-labels, which you can also use on THIMM packaging and display solutions  depending on the material used. 

  • Recycling Symbol (Möbius strip)
  • Recycling Code PAP 20
  • RESY Label
  • The eco-signet from the VDW “packaging made from corrugated cardboard: renewable raw materials, complete recycling.” 
  • FSC®-Logo

You can find out more about each of these eco-labels here.

Our experts will be happy to advise you on which eco-label is suitable for your solution, so that you can highlight the sustainability of your packaging or display and make it visible at a glance. 

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