Stickers are Cute But Not on Your Fruit
Creative Ways to Remember to Keep Produce Stickers Out of the Compost Bin
Produce stickers are our most frustrating contaminant. They do not break down in the compost pile and due to their small size are not filtered out in the screening process. We painstakingly hand pick produce stickers out of the finished compost, but due to their size and prevalence on produce it's impossible to get them all. Help us prevent this contaminant from getting in your compost in the first place.
Print one or all of these drawings and hang near your compost bin. Fill in with produce stickers for a fun way to remember to keep stickers out of the compost. Kids love this task.
Sticker for a Sticker Challenge
Fill up one of our fruit sticker print outs with fruit stickers, post it on Facebook, Instagram or X (formerly known as twitter) with a description of what you like about composting and we will mail you a holographic sticker. Make sure to tag and follow us so we see the post.
Skip one of our drawings and create your own art from produce stickers. Hang a piece of paper near your compost bin and arrange stickers in your own creative way. Find inspiration from other fruit sticker artists, like Barry "Wildman" Snyder who has created beautiful art from produce stickers.
Advocate for an Alternative to Plastic Produce Stickers
Produce stickers could become the next plastic straw as we move towards the elimination of single use plastics. Alternative solutions to plastic PLU stickers exist, such as laser printing SKU codes on produce or using certified compostable stickers, however composters like you and us need to demand the use of a solution that considers the end of use life of the product.