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COVID-19 Update from Elevate Packaging

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The Elevate Packaging/PURE Labels office is open and orders are being processed on normal schedules. 

We know that the situation is rapidly changing, be assured that we will update you if there is any change in our lead times. We are closely monitoring guidance provided by state and federal agencies regarding COVID-19.

The majority of our staff will be working from home, and will continue to be available via email and our contact form. Our CEO and CFO are working hard at the office and will be shipping all orders.

We know that many of you will be facing hardship in the weeks to come, both in your businesses and in your personal lives, as the world grapples with novel coronavirus COVID-19.

We are, as always, inspired by your commitment to the environment. It is important that we continue to support you by delivering the compostable packaging products that you need in order for your business to run smoothly. We can continue to work together, and support one another, by making positive connections within our online community.

​Why Sugarcane Labels are both Eco-Friendly and Attractive

Compostable Sugarcane is one of our most popular label materials at PURE Labels. Our labels are certified compostable, are tree-free, and have recycle-compatible adhesive.But did you know that sugarcane fiber is also a “double-dip” of sustainability? Sugarcane paper is more eco-friendly to produce than wood-pulp paper. It also biodegrades faster and returns nutrients to the soil. These [...]

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Eco-Friendly Produce Stickers

The fruit and vegetables in most grocery stores come with little stickers on them that have a numerical code identifying the produce for the cashier at the checkout counter. This is quite useful for grocery store cashiers, but not so much for customers. Not only are these produce stickers annoying for customers, but they are most often [...]

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Not all Eco-Friendly Labels are Created Equal

Smart purchasing professionals understand one of the more difficult parts of selecting authentic eco-friendly packaging materials is the ability to determine the difference between a truly sustainable packaging solution and well-marketed seemingly sustainable packaging solution. Brand owners of eco-friendly, natural, organic, and otherwise sustainable businesses understand this. They know it’s important for their own brand [...]

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How to Choose the Best Eco-Friendly Labels For Your Brand

How do you choose the right sustainable adhesive label?  Which is better? Compostable labels, recycled labels, or recycle-compatible labels? Not long ago there were few green packaging choices, but thankfully now it seems there are many good options to consider. Having more options is wonderful but it can become confusing, especially when trying to figure out which [...]

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Elevate Packaging Compostable Label Is Certified

CHICAGO, February 23, 2017 -- Elevate Packaging, a leader in sustainable packaging and labels, and partner Bio4Life B.V., today announce the compostable certification of the PURE Labels™ sugarcane adhesive label product line.Richard Cohen, CEO and President of Elevate Packaging stated “This certification is for our clients. It firmly establishes 100% confidence the PURE Labels™ [...]

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Compostable, biodegradable, vegan labels introduced to NA market

PRESS RELEASE PURE Labels, the innovator of eco-friendly and sustainable adhesive labels, has introduced compostable and biodegradable adhesive labels made with a natural fiber facestock. PURE Labels is making its debut at any Labelexpo show at Labelexpo Americas 2016. These new sugarcane labels are 100 percent compostable and biodegradable, manufactured with tree-free nonGMO raw materials, and are compliant [...]

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Compostable Labels for Compostable Packaging

Is your packaging 100% Compostable? For a packaging system to be truly 100% compostable, compostable labels are required! It can be a challenge to find compostable labels, and a business's efforts at eco-friendly packaging could end up being contaminated by a conventional non-compostable label slapped right onto a BPI-certified compostable packaging, such as a clear PLA clamshell [...]

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The first label range to help brand owners meet the entire recycling and compost challenge

Every brand owner faces a major sustainability challenge: Packaging Recyclability. Since labels appear on a wide range of products, from produce stickers to pharmaceutical packaging, the adhesive label industry has historically been challenged with finding sustainable solutions. Different packaging components cannot easily be separated into individual waste streams, and sometimes post-consumer packaging can be heavily [...]

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Sustainable Plastic Packaging - A New Compostable Reality

The Petroleum-based Plastic Packaging Problem Sustainable, organic and natural brand owners have been searching for an alternative to plastic packaging for a long time. Flexible plastic bags used for food and beverage packaging make up two-thirds of the world’s plastic waste and they are often not recyclable. Flexible packaging (packages such as fresh organic produce, fair-trade [...]

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