Eco Tape

Looking for a way to jazz up your gifts, wrap a present, or secure a parcel while also helping out the planet? Look no further than eco tape! This earth-friendly alternative to standard plastic cello tape comes in a variety of colours and patterns, sizes, and materials to suit any occasion. And because eco tape is made from natural materials, you can feel good knowing that you're helping to reduce waste and protect the environment every time you use it.

What is eco tape and what is made out of?
Eco tapes are made out of renewable and sustainable materials, such as paper, plants, and any natural substance that can either be recycled, composted or biodegrade naturally. Eco tapes can be used for decorating, packaging, sealing, and of course gift wrapping and are typically formed using natural rubber and bamboo. Eco tapes are available in a variety of colours and sizes and are becoming increasingly popular as more people seek out ways to reduce their environmental impact.

What are the benefits of using eco tape?
Eco tapes are made out of eco-friendly materials that won't harm the environment and provide a great alternative to traditional plastic cello tapes. Eco tapes offer many benefits over traditional plastic tape or PVC tapes, including being made from renewable resources, being recyclable or compostable, and being less harmful to the environment. Eco tape is non-toxic and doesn't release harmful chemicals into the environment. And best of all, they are easy to use and remove, so you won't have to worry about them leaving behind a sticky mess. 

Why is standard plastic cello tape so bad?
Plastic tape, also known as cello or Scotch tape, is one of the most popular types of tape used today. It is inexpensive, easy to find, and does a great job of sticking things together. However, these plastic tapes are also one of the most damaging products to the environment. Made from petroleum-based plastics, cello tape takes centuries to break down in landfill sites. In addition, when cello tape is incinerated, it releases harmful toxins into the environment. And if it isn't disposed of properly, cello tape can end up in our oceans, where it poses a serious threat to marine life. For these reasons, it is clear that standard plastic tape is bad for the environment and should be avoided whenever possible.

Does eco tape actually work?
In my experience eco tapes are just as good if not better than traditional plastic and PVC tapes. Not only are they far better for the environment they are easier to use because you don't need scissors to cut them, they can simply be torn. I've always found eco parcel tape to stick better to its complementary counterparts like paper or cardboard. The downside to this, however, is if you stick it in the wrong place it isn't coming off again, or at least not easily. However, this isn't the case with washi tape which is used more for decoration. Paper tapes stick amazingly well to paper-based products because they are designed to be recycled together, that's right, you don't need to remove eco tape. However, paper parcel tape does not stick at all to plastic. Arguably, why would you be using plastic packaging if you are using paper tape? However, our Sellotape Zero Plastic tape will do the trick.

Plastic tape is a thing of the past, and with many eco-friendly alternatives available that do just as good of a job without causing any damage to the environment why would you want to use them? So next time you need to tape something up, reach for the eco tape and help save the planet!