Eco-Friendly Plant Tags

Horticultural Identification Products (HIP) has developed two sustainable plant tag products.

EcoTag is a degradable alternative to traditional plastic plant tags. Manufactured using wind power as one energy source, EcoTag retains its structural integrity until buried in compost or disposed of in a landfill. The buried tags disintegrate in one to five years.

BioTag is made of biodegradable plastic using state-of-the-art polymer technology that relies on bio-based products, such as corn and soybeans, instead of fossil fuel-based resins. The end product has a natural composition that is biodegradable. The degradation process takes about one year.

Bob Lovejoy, president and CEO of HIP, has identified a need for environmentally friendly packaging options and developed alternative materials for custom-designed labels.

“These environmentally conscious horticultural tags contribute to the brand image of a horticulture company, not only enhancing the look of plant products, but also conveying a corporate commitment to environmental awareness and the conservation of natural resources,” Lovejoy says. The tags are ideal to pair with earth-friendly containers, he adds.

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