Sustainable Attributes of EcoEnclose Tapes

WAT - Reinforced
  • Renewable, plant-derived adhesive & backing
  • Water-activated corn starch adhesive
  • Shipping boxes taped with reinforced WAT are recyclable and accepted by almost all curbside recycling services.
    • The paper, which makes up the majority of this tape, is re-pulped along with the corrugate it adheres to.
    • Fiberglass filaments are used for reinforcement in these tapes. These bits are easily screened out during the re-pulping process.
    • Water-activated corn starch is considered a “Recycle Compatible Adhesive” meaning that it dissolves in the re-pulping process, allowing for easy recyclability and screening out of the fiberglass
  • Shipping boxes taped with reinforced WAT are should not be composted. To compost these boxes, tape should be removed first.

WAT - Non-Reinforced
  • Renewable, plant-derived adhesive & backing
  • Water-activated corn starch adhesive
  • Shipping boxes taped with reinforced WAT are recyclable and accepted by almost all curbside recycling services. Because the tape is made entirely with paper, the tape is fully re-pulped along with the corrugate it adhered to.
  • Shipping boxes taped with non-reinforced WAT are naturally biodegradable and compostable, in backyard and industrial composting facilities.


Cello

  • Plant-derived cellulose backing
  • synthetic rubber and hydrocarbon resin adhesive
  • Shipping boxes taped with Cello tape are recyclable and accepted by almost all curbside recycling services. The cello and adhesive are screened out during the re-pulping process.
  • Shipping boxes taped with Cello Tape should not be composted. To compost these boxes, tape should be removed first.

Kraft Flatback
  • Renewable paper backing
  • Natural rubber mixed with synthetic rubber adhesive
  • Shipping boxes taped with Kraft Flatback tape are recyclable and accepted by almost all curbside recycling services. The coated kraft paper backing and adhesive are screened out during the re-pulping process.
  • Shipping boxes taped with Kraft Flatback Tape should not be composted. To compost these boxes, tape should be removed first.

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