So what is this new Ecotach bio-PP Fastener, what these clothing labels made out of? The bio-PP Fastener is a blend of polypropylene materials, using biodegradable soil organisms so the label degrades within a year when in contact with soil. And most importantly: without leaving behind microplastics, which are harmful substances for the environment!
These plastic fasteners attached to the label might sound small, but with an environment friendly solution it will have a big impact globally by reducing loads of microplastics.
Let us give you an idea of how big the impact is: there are 80 billion garments produced per year, and all of them have one or even more labels. This amount can be compared to 761 million single-use, half-litre PET water bottles! Changing the plastic label fastener to a Ecotach bio-PP fastener makes it possible to switch the recycle responsibility to lie with the producer instead of with the consumer.
Ecotach bio-PP was launched in April and with this new technology Rompa and Avery Dennison are able to help brands choose from a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option for their clothing labels.
Are you a brand searching for a solution for this? Make sure you contact Rompa for more information regarding the technique of Ecotach bio-PP Fastener and come have a visit or give us a call!