Do You Know The Meaning Of Fruit Stickers?
What Are Those Stickers Made Of?
Grist points out that depending on their manufacturer, those PLU stickers can be made of plastic, paper, or even vinyl. Grist also points out that if you compost, you shouldn't throw those labels in the bin with the rest of your fruit and vegetable peelings—they won't break down and will contaminate the batch.The FDA considers the adhesive on the stickers to be a food-grade additive. According to a representative at InTouchLabels, the stickers are inedible but digestible, simply meaning they will pass through your digestive system if you happen to accidentally eat one—but don't expect to get any nutritional value from them.