How2Recycle is the next generation recycling label. It can be applied to any consumer product packaging, made of any packaging material or format. How2Recycle was launched in 2012 and has experienced exponential growth in the years since. The program consists of over 45 member companies that place the How2Recycle label on packaging to inform the public how to recycle accurately and where to go if they need to find information specific to their municipality.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition created How2Recycle for a variety of reasons: valuable recyclables are still ending up in landfill, recycling labeling is not yet standardized, and recycling information can be hard to understand. Not only is the How2Recycle label designed to alleviate these issues, but it is also designed to comply with the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides that regulate environmental marketing claims. As a project of SPC, How2Recycle also has its eyes on the future of innovation in packaging design for recyclability and recycling economics.
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How2Recycle Label Key Components:
label design for on-package recyclability by component that includes special messaging.
- A "Store Drop-off" label for plastic bags and films collected at retail.
data collection effort to consolidate “reach”—community access to recycling--data and related information.
how2recycle.info reference website, that includes tools on how to Check Locally and many more recycling questions.