Certified 'OK compost HOME'


  • Composts within 365 days

    Disintegrates and biodegrades into usable home compost.

  • Suitable for hand application

    Labels are easily dispensed by hand or hand applicators

  • 'OK compost HOME' certified

    Independently certified 'OK compost HOME' by TÜV AUSTRIA (Cert. No. TA8022105858)

Independently certified home compostable for hand labeling

Suitable for hand application to fruit or vegetables, the Sinclair EcoLabel HOME™ - T50 construction is food-safe, plastic-free and partially bio-based. 

Having passed rigorous home composting testing requirements, Sinclair EcoLabel HOME™ - T50 fruit labels are the sustainable choice and are independently certified ‘OK compost HOME’ by TÜV AUSTRIA (OKH-S0728). Certification guarantees environmental performance and suitability for home composting. Label features include:

  • Easily dispensed by hand or hand applicator from a small roll
  • Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to match your brand
  • Label is easily removed
  • The label can be disposed of in a home compost to biodegrade into usable compost material within 365 days*
  • The label meets French home composting standard NF T 51-800 and complies with French law no. 2020-105 Article 80
  • The finished label construction is certified ‘OK compost HOME’ not just each component - adhesive, face stock material and inks. This ensures at the last point of manufacture the finished construction will have no adverse impact on the environment
  • ​The label is food-safe complying with FDA and EU requirements

​*Compost position, location temperature and other factors will influence the speed of the label disintegration and biodegradation into usable compost matter.





Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are Sinclair EcoLabel HOME - T50 hand labels plastic-free and bio-based?

    The label face stock is a paper-based material. It is a virgin material, meaning it does not contain recycled materials. There is no plastic based material used in the construction of the label and the label is classified as partially bio-based. This enables the fruit label to meet French home composting standard NF T 51-800.

  • What legislation does Sinclair EcoLabel HOME - T50 hand label meet?

    The Sinclair EcoLabel HOME - T50 hand label meets most home composting standards and legislations, however this may vary by country, please check with your local representative.

  • Does Sinclair provide hand applicators?

    Not at this time. We provide our hand labels in 3-inch cores standard, some applicators can be converted to work with this size. For more information contact your local representative.

  • Can the Sinclair EcoLabel HOME - T50 hand label be applied by hand to bananas and other fruit or vegetables?

    Yes, the label rolls can be supplied for any hand labeling application to fruit or vegetables with the label roll designed for easy removal of each label for labeling.

  • How many labels per roll do you supply?

    The number of labels per roll depends on label size, we can provide customization for most order requirements. To find out more, please contact your local representative.

  • Is the Sinclair EcoLabel HOME - T50 hand label suitable for all Sinclair labeling systems?

    No, the majority of our labeling solutions are focused on high-speed, however, Sinclair EcoLabel HOME - T50 hand label is suitable for use with hand applicator although we are unable to supply them. For more information contact your local representative.

  • How can I order labels?

    If you are an existing customer please order via your local Customer Service Team or Sinclair Agent. If you are a new customer please tell us about your requirements.

  • What is ‘OK compost HOME’ and who is TÜV AUSTRIA?

    TÜV AUSTRIA is an independent and recognized certification body for ‘OK compost HOME’. TÜV AUSTRIA created the ‘OK compost HOME’ certification standard to allow companies and organizations to guarantee complete biodegradability against specific requirements, even if in your garden compost heap.

    'OK compost HOME' is not based on a standard but is the basis for several standards. The 'OK compost HOME' certification program provides an accepted framework that details all the technical requirements that a product must meet in order to obtain the certification.

  • What tests did the Sinclair EcoLabel HOME - T50 hand label pass in order to achieve ‘OK compost HOME’ certification?

    To meet the TÜV AUSTRIA ‘OK compost HOME’ certification requirements a product must pass four tests. The tests are:

    • Heavy Metals and Fluorine (2-3 weeks)

    • Disintegration (must be within 6 months)

    • Biodegradation (must be within 365 days)

    • Plant toxicity, cress and barley (2 weeks)

  • What does ‘a certified label construction’ mean?

    To construct a fruit label 3 components are used - adhesive, face stock and inks. If the label components used to manufacture a label are individually certified for home composting it does not mean the resulting construction is an industrial or home compostable label construction. A manufactured label must have its final construction - face stock, adhesive and inks together - tested and passed to be able to apply for, and achieve, ‘OK compost HOME’ certification.

  • Is the Sinclair EcoLabel HOME - T50 hand label food-safe?

    As with all of our fruit labels the label meets all EU and FDA food safety requirements for direct contact onto fresh produce.

    We pride ourselves on our extremely high standards for food safety and quality. As regulations change, we are seeing an increase in demand for supplier questionnaires and corresponding food safety requests. We are committed to supporting our customer's food safety programs and to do so we provide our customers a Quality Assurance and Food Safety (QAFS) and Declarations of Compliance.

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