Plus we are chain of custody certified and offer a range of certified paper label materials. Scroll down for images of some of the beautiful labels we've printed on these materials.
A large portion of our environmentally sustainable materials are readily available as part of our standard supply chain however some specialist materials may have a longer lead time and/or there may be minimum order quantities. Our team of label experts would be happy to discuss your specific requirements .
Our range of environmentally sustainable label material options includes:
Recycled content label material options:
Plant-based renewable label material options:
Compostable label material options:
Our blog Breaking down compostable labels provides a comprehensive overview of compostable labels and The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation's National Compostable Packaging Strategy is an excellent resource. It is important that compostable labels are used with compostable packaging, that there are collection systems available to consumers to compost your packaging, and that the entire final package is certified to compostable standards. The Australasian Bioplastics Association provide this service.
Other environmentally sustainable label material options:
Our Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody certification provides a framework for us to promote responsible forest management. We also have Chain of Custody certification from the programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™). We were the first label manufacturer in our region to achieve these certifications, and have driven the development of certified papers within our supply chain. Our certified material range includes:
We can even help you promote your environmental credentials by printing an FSC logo on your label.
Read more about the process of making a certified label on our blog where we share a handy infographic on Chain of Custody labels.
We are proud to be a member of the Australian Packaging Convenant Organisation (APCO) since 2013. APCO aims to change the culture of business to design more sustainable packaging, increase recycling rates and reduce packaging litter. Learn more about our business sustainability strategy and review our APCO action plan here.
Since 2020, we have also been a member of The Packaging Forum and New Zealand's Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme. The Packaging Forum represents the depth and breadth of the New Zealand packaging industry with a vision that by 2025, all packaging in New Zealand will be reusable, recyclable or compostable. The Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme was formed as part of the The Packaging Forum family and promotes the Love NZ brand. Love NZ allows consumers to bring their used soft plastics back to store for recycling to reduce landfill.
We are committed to providing responsible and sustainable printing practices to our customers. This commitment includes our use of carbon neutral HP Indigo presses in our factories, and working with HP Indigo press inks that have been certified for compostable packaging. We also have a strong focus on waste reduction, and we have implemented a variety of practices in this area.
Learn more about our sustainability commitments on our environment and sustainability page.
At MCC we pride ourselves on our deep labelling expertise, gold star account management, robust quality systems and processes, and best of breed equipment. Our team of label experts are available now to work with you on your next project to create beautiful labels.