Skip to Primary Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to Main Content All Site Map

How To


Go green with Scotch® Brand

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

Recycle mailing materials

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.

Recycle mailing materials

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.

Ready to buy Scotch® Products?
Find a store near you or an online retailer.

Where to Buy
Contact Us

© 3M 2018. All Rights Reserved.3M Logo