A Cleaner World Starts With Us

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.

  • How to Prep Material for Recycling

    Tells you if any additional steps are required before you recycle an item.

  • How2Recycle

    This icon tells you whether the item falls into one of four categories - Widely Recycled, Check Locally, Not Yet Recycled, Store Drop-Off.

  • Packaging Format

    Tells you the specific packaging component that the label is referring to.

  • Type of Material

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

  • For More Information

    Our website is here to help answer your recycling questions.

Explore the Labels

Recycling still has big problems that we are helping to solve

  • 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

Top 18 Things You Should NOT Recycle Curbside

It may be tempting when you aren’t sure whether something is recyclable, to just put it in the...
In The Media

How2Recycle Welcomes Rael, Organic Feminine Care...

Charlottesville, VA, July 12, 2018 — Rael, a new feminine hygiene product line, is the...

ALDI Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainability,...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 9, 2018 — ALDI, one of the fastest growing retailers in the...

How2Recycle® Welcomes Maker of John Frieda,...

Kao to use label on variety of beauty and personal care products CHARLOTTESVILLE, June...
Blog

For How2Recycle, 2017 was a year of acceleration

Over the last year, How2Recycle rose in prominence in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) space. New...
In The Media

Hello Products joins How2Recycle and Sustainable...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, February 6, 2018 — Hello Products is the latest company to join...

LEGO® boxes to feature How2Recycle label to...

The LEGO GROUP has joined the How2Recycle® initiative, providing U.S...

Foster Farms Joins How2Recycle Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JANUARY 8, 2018 — Foster Farms, the West Coast’s leading producer of...
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

Colgate-Palmolive joins How2Recycle Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 11, 2017 — People will soon see the How2Recycle® label on...

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...

Top 18 Things You Should NOT Recycle Curbside

It may be tempting when you aren’t sure whether something is recyclable, to just put it in the...

How2Recycle Welcomes Rael, Organic Feminine Care...

Charlottesville, VA, July 12, 2018 — Rael, a new feminine hygiene product line, is the...

ALDI Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainability,...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 9, 2018 — ALDI, one of the fastest growing retailers in the...

How2Recycle® Welcomes Maker of John Frieda,...

Kao to use label on variety of beauty and personal care products CHARLOTTESVILLE, June...

For How2Recycle, 2017 was a year of acceleration

Over the last year, How2Recycle rose in prominence in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) space. New...

Hello Products joins How2Recycle and Sustainable...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, February 6, 2018 — Hello Products is the latest company to join...

LEGO® boxes to feature How2Recycle label to...

The LEGO GROUP has joined the How2Recycle® initiative, providing U.S...

Foster Farms Joins How2Recycle Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JANUARY 8, 2018 — Foster Farms, the West Coast’s leading producer of...

Colgate-Palmolive joins How2Recycle Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 11, 2017 — People will soon see the How2Recycle® label on...

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...