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Go green with Scotch® Brand

While 3M does its part to care for the environment, you can, too. Here are three ways to help:

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1.Introducing Scotch® Magic™ Greener Tape

Now the Magic™ Tape you know and love is more environmentally friendly. On Earth Day 2011, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Magic™ Tape, Scotch® Brand introduced Scotch® Magic™ Greener Tape.


Scotch® Magic™ Greener Tape is an even more environmentally friendly version of the original matte-finish, invisible tape, with the same great performance.


What makes Scotch® Magic™ Greener Tape greener?

Scotch® Magic™ Greener Tape contains over 75% recycled or plant-based materials based on the weight of the product including the tape, dispenser, and packaging.

  • The two-piece refillable dispenser and the core within the roll of tape are both made from 100% recycled plastic.
  • The tape is made with a plant-based adhesive and film.
  • Overall the tape is made from over 53% plant-based materials.
  • The packaging back-card is made from 100% plant-based materials.

Why use plant-based materials?

Plant-based materials regenerate more quickly than plastic or petroleum-based materials. One of the plant-based materials used in Scotch® Magic™ Greener Tape is made from a plant obtained from a source certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Sources that are SFI-certified use plants using sustainable forestry methods. SFI-certified sources plant, grow, and harvest plants in a way that minimises environmental impact while preserving biodiversity.


How does the performance of Scotch® Magic™ Greener Tape compare to that of existing Scotch® Brand tapes? The Scotch® Brand stands for quality, and we at 3M work diligently to ensure that all new Scotch® Products live up to that reputation. Magic™ Greener tape was designed to work just like the Magic™ Tape that you've trusted for the last 50 years. We made sure this product meets our standards so we know it will meet yours.


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2. Use tape refills & dispensers

Another great way to lessen the impact on the environment is to use our Magic™ Tape refills and dispensers. The packaging for our refills is made from 100% recycled paper, and our tapes are made in the USA.

Ready to roll with refills? Browse Scotch® Tapes and Dispensers.

To make it easy to shop for tape refills, we’ve added a handy "refillable" icon to some of our products.



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