Our Eco-Friendly Labels: A Look at Royston’s Sustainable Materials

Eco-Friendly Labels by Royston Labels

Sustainability is a top priority for the Royston team. We send all our plastic matrix waste, silicone release liner trim, waste cardboard and plastic wrapping for recycling.

To maximise our focus on sustainability we work with suppliers who demonstrate “green” credentials; these suppliers source label materials from PEFC and FSC-certified forests, and have a commitment to recycling tricky waste such as silicone release liner trim. 

Our suppliers are also able to provide us with materials that pose excellent eco-friendly alternatives to standard core materials. Not only do the facestocks and films listed below have a number of different applications across several different sectors, they are also designed to reduce waste and pollution by making better use of recycled or biodegradable materials.

Grape Touch

Grape Touch is a facestock that has been created with the Wines & Spirits sector in mind. It is made from 15% grape waste materials sourced during wine production, and has been created as an attempt to close the manufacturing loop – and thereby reduce overall waste.

The material has an attractive natural colour and texture and is the ideal fit for organic wines or spirits companies seeking to boost their eco-friendly credentials.

Estate Label No. 14

Estate Label No. 14 is another facestock made from 100% post-consumer-waste paper. Aside from being a wholly recycled material, it also has a fantastic appearance and quality, and maintains its colour and strength even when wet


Another eco-friendly label material used by the Royston Team is MarbleBase. This material contains 80% marble mining waste, and up to 20% recycled polyethylene, largely derived from plastic bottles. MarbleBase will disintegrate on its own after 9-14 months’ exposure to sunlight; it can also be burned for energy.

MarbleBase is completely waterproof and does not yellow over time, making it ideal for outdoor use. It is matt and paper-like in texture and appearance.

Bio-Based PE Film

Bio-based PE film is a facestock made entirely from sugar cane ethanol cultivated in Brazil. Unlike the other materials on this list, this is a film that functions (and can be recycled) in a similar way to conventional polyethylene.

During the cultivation process, waste product is used to generate electricity which supplies the ethanol production process; excess electricity is sent to the Brazilian grid.

Bio-based PE film is available with a white or clear finish and has multiple applications, particularly within the Food & Beverage and Home & Personal Care sectors.

To find out more about Royston’s eco-friendly practices, and how your company could benefit from the kinds of materials listed above, get in touch today.

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