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How2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels.

A Smarter Label System

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 the public.

  • Preparing Material for Recycling

    Information is provided to ensure the proper steps are taken to effectively recycle materials.

  • How2Recycle

    Information and locational instructions let you know if an item can be recycled traditionally or by other means.

  • Type of Recyclable Material

    Tells you what type of material the packaging is made of.

  • Format of Recyclable Material

    Information on what parts of the packaging need to be recycled in this specific way.

  • For More Information

    Our website is included on every label for additional information

Explore the Labels

Recycling still has big problems that we are helping to solve

Variation of recycling programs, as well as inconsistency of recycling communication at all levels, is a major cause of consumer confusion. The How2Recycle label collectively increases the level of consumer knowledge about recycling. If local programs reference the label alongside the items they accept, the How2Recycle label can be a unifying, recognizable piece of information across all programs.

  • Most Recyclables Still End up in Landfills Some people still don't know or forget that certain materials are recyclable
  • Recycling Labels are Not Yet Standardized The majority of packaging doesn't have the correct recycling information
  • Recycling Information is Hard to Understand With so much conflicting information out there, it's easy to get confused

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H2R in Action

Blog

The new How2Recycle Member Platform allows brands...

How2Recycle® exists because we want to give the right information to the right people. Not only...
In The Media

Theo Chocolate to use How2Recycle® label on...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, NOVEMBER 8, 2017 — Theo Chocolate, a Fair Trade, organic chocolate...

Lidl becomes member of How2Recycle to help...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, OCTOBER 12, 2017 — Lidl US, which launched its first stores in the...

Method Products to use How2Recycle Label

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, August 14, 2017 — People Against Dirty, the makers of Method cleaning...
Blog

5 things you may not know about plastic film...

Do I need to remove receipts from plastic shopping bags before recycling them via Store...
In The Media

Back to the Roots becomes latest company to join...

Organic cereal, garden-in-a-can company to use standardized recycling labels on...

How2Recycle® Label Program wins DuPont...

International competition honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, and...

Campbell Soup Company, Church & Dwight, Henkel,...

Eight global brands, representing over $72 billion in revenue, announce support of How2Recycle at...
Blog

3 things that aren’t actually recyclable

Labels that cover the entire bottle The labels that cover the entire surface of a...
In The Media

Walgreens Joins How2Recycle

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 23, 2017 — Walgreens is the newest member of the How2Recycle...

How2Recycle Welcomes Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, MARCH 23, 2017 — Scotts Miracle-Gro, a leader in consumer products for...

Nature's Path Food joins How2Recycle

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Nature’s Path Foods Inc., North America’s largest certified...

Theo Chocolate to use How2Recycle® label on...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, NOVEMBER 8, 2017 — Theo Chocolate, a Fair Trade, organic chocolate...

The new How2Recycle Member Platform allows brands...

How2Recycle® exists because we want to give the right information to the right people. Not only...

Lidl becomes member of How2Recycle to help...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, OCTOBER 12, 2017 — Lidl US, which launched its first stores in the...

Method Products to use How2Recycle Label

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, August 14, 2017 — People Against Dirty, the makers of Method cleaning...

Back to the Roots becomes latest company to join...

Organic cereal, garden-in-a-can company to use standardized recycling labels on...

5 things you may not know about plastic film...

Do I need to remove receipts from plastic shopping bags before recycling them via Store...

How2Recycle® Label Program wins DuPont...

International competition honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, and...

3 things that aren’t actually recyclable

Labels that cover the entire bottle The labels that cover the entire surface of a...

Campbell Soup Company, Church & Dwight, Henkel,...

Eight global brands, representing over $72 billion in revenue, announce support of How2Recycle at...

Walgreens Joins How2Recycle

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 23, 2017 — Walgreens is the newest member of the How2Recycle...

How2Recycle Welcomes Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, MARCH 23, 2017 — Scotts Miracle-Gro, a leader in consumer products for...

Nature's Path Food joins How2Recycle

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Nature’s Path Foods Inc., North America’s largest certified...

Kraft Heinz Joins the How2Recycle Label Program

The Kraft Heinz Company, the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, is the newest...

How2Recycle Welcomes Disney Consumer Products and...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 — The How2Recycle program announced today that Disney...

Barilla joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition...

Italian food company to use the How2Recycle label to making recycling decisions easier for...

To rinse or not to rinse

It is important to properly prepare packaging for recycling in order to optimize the quality of...