What are Recyclable Labels?

Wash-off Pressure-sensitive Labels

Maximizing Recyclability

These labels are designed to maximize the recyclability of packaging materials, such as PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), by ensuring easy separation from the package during the recycling process. This helps keep quality PET materials circulating in the recycling stream, reducing waste and environmental impact.

No Compromise in Performance or Aesthetics

Despite their recyclability, wash-off pressure-sensitive labels do not compromise on performance or aesthetics. They maintain excellent adhesion to packaging surfaces while also offering high-quality printing capabilities, ensuring that brands can maintain their visual appeal without sacrificing sustainability.

Recognition by Industry Bodies

Wash-off pressure-sensitive labels are recognized by leading industry bodies such as The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), further validating their effectiveness in promoting recyclability and sustainability in packaging solutions.

At Elk Packaging, we recognize the importance of sustainable packaging solutions in today's environmentally-conscious world. By utilizing recyclable labels, such as wash-off pressure sensitive labels, companies can significantly reduce their environmental impact while maintaining the performance and aesthetics of their packaging. These labels play a crucial role in maximizing the recyclability of packaging materials and are recognized by industry authorities for their effectiveness. Join us in our commitment to promoting sustainable packaging solutions and making a positive impact on our planet.

Packaging Formats

Gusseted Stand-up Pouch, 2 or 3 Side Seal, Roll-stock

Available Gauges

0.8 to 3.2 mil
OTR Film Barrier = 0.50
MVTR Film Barrier= 0.08

Finishing Options

Matte Coating, Spot Gloss, Window, with Zip-locks in Development

Appropriate Products

Single Serve Items, Tea, Snacks, Energy Bars, Chocolate, Frozen Foods


SB 54 is a landmark packaging law that requires 100% of packaging in the state of California to be recyclable or compostable by 2032. This means a 25% cut in plastic packaging and 65% of all single-use plastic packaging must be recycled.

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