Making sense
of recycling

The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. Variation in recycling programs, unclear labeling, and inaccurate recyclability claims make proper recycling a challenge. The How2Recycle Label was created to provide consistent and transparent on-package recycling information to consumers. Currently the label only applies to packaging sold in the U.S., with a few select plastic film and paper labels available for packaging sold in Canada.

Welcome Sigma Plastics Group as the newest member of the How2Recycle Label!

The Label

The How2Recycle Label is comprised of five pieces of information for each unique packaging component:

Here’s what our consumers are saying about the How2Recycle Label

  • “More products should do this!! It takes away the ‘guessing game’ of recycling.”
  • “Finally someone has stepped up to help make consumers more aware that packaging can be recycled in detail. Thank you!!”
  • “I would love to see other stores/brands with your label to help people properly recycle. I will definitely support stores/brands that carry your label over those that don’t.”
  • “I  didn’t know these plastic films could be recycled. Thank you so much for providing this recycling information. I’m so glad to know I can recycle more things!!!!”

Store Drop-Off

Did you know? A wide variety of plastic bags, films, and wraps can go in plastic bag recycling bins at your favorite grocery store or retailer. This includes items with the How2Recycle Store Drop-Off label and bags and films using Resin Identification Codes #2 and #4. These items can NOT go in to curbside bins. In fact, less than 10% of Americans can put these items in their curbside bin, making store drop-off a great recycling solution.

To find out what you can recycle in these bins, and to find recycling locations, visit: plasticfilmrecycling.org