29 Dec '13, 4pm
First compostable fruit label hits store shelves via @Earth911 @bioPreferred @natureworksllc
The new Sinclair Compostable Fruit Label is safe for household compost piles and breaks down in 22 weeks. Photo: Sinclair International Frustrated to find non-biodegradable stickers on your fruits and vegetables? Label manufacturer Sinclair International feels your pain. The company recently launched a line of compostable labels made from polyactic acid (PLA) that are safe for household compost piles and break down in 22 weeks. The new label can be used on all types of loose produce and is compatible with Sinclair’s existing tray-labeling and hand-labeling equipment, the company says. The company’s other fruit labels can be recycled by consumers by sticking them onto PET plastic bottles before tossing them in the blue bin. “It’s important to our customers to be able to introduce a sustainable alternative that is environmentally friendly and green,” Sinclair CEO Bill Hallie...