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 consumers in North America.

  • How to Prep Material for Recycling

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

  • For More Information

    Our website is here to help answer your recycling questions.

  • How2Recycle

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

  • Type of Material

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

  • Packaging Format

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

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
How does our label affect you? Take Our Survey

H2R in Action

Blog

The How2Recycle® program downgrades the...

Effective January 31, 2020, the How2Recycle® label program is making several changes to the...
In The Media

Qurate Retail Group Joins How2Recycle® Labeling...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 2, 2020 - How2Recycle® is pleased to announce Qurate Retail...

How2Recycle Program Celebrates 200 Members

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 3, 2019 - For the last seven years How2Recycle has been...

Morton Salt Joins How2Recycle Program To Help...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, September 23, 2019 - Morton Salt, the iconic American salt brand, is...
Blog

See What Consumers Are Saying About How2Recycle

How2Recycle has released its spring 2019 Consumer Survey Report We looked at 5485...
In The Media

Stanley Black & Decker Joins How2Recycle

Charlottesville, VA, September 9, 2019 – Stanley Black & Decker has recently joined the...

Trinity Fruit Joins How2Recycle Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 9, 2019 – Trinity Fruit Company is the newest member of the...

Niagara Bottling Joins How2Recycle

Charlottesville, VA, June 19, 2019 – How2Recycle is happy to announce its newest member:...
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

Kohl’s Teams up With How2Recycle

Kohl’s joins the How2Recycle label program, helping customers be more informed about their...

Organic Valley Joins How2Recycle Label Program

Charlottesville, VA, May 6, 2019 - Organic Valley is the latest company to join the growing...

Sonos Joins How2Recycle Program

Charlottesville, VA, April 17, 2019 - Sonos is the latest company to join the quickly...

Qurate Retail Group Joins How2Recycle® Labeling...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 2, 2020 - How2Recycle® is pleased to announce Qurate Retail...

The How2Recycle® program downgrades the...

Effective January 31, 2020, the How2Recycle® label program is making several changes to the...

How2Recycle Program Celebrates 200 Members

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 3, 2019 - For the last seven years How2Recycle has been...

Morton Salt Joins How2Recycle Program To Help...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, September 23, 2019 - Morton Salt, the iconic American salt brand, is...

Stanley Black & Decker Joins How2Recycle

Charlottesville, VA, September 9, 2019 – Stanley Black & Decker has recently joined the...

Trinity Fruit Joins How2Recycle Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 9, 2019 – Trinity Fruit Company is the newest member of the...

Niagara Bottling Joins How2Recycle

Charlottesville, VA, June 19, 2019 – How2Recycle is happy to announce its newest member:...

Kohl’s Teams up With How2Recycle

Kohl’s joins the How2Recycle label program, helping customers be more informed about their...

See What Consumers Are Saying About How2Recycle

How2Recycle has released its spring 2019 Consumer Survey Report We looked at 5485...

Organic Valley Joins How2Recycle Label Program

Charlottesville, VA, May 6, 2019 - Organic Valley is the latest company to join the growing...

Sonos Joins How2Recycle Program

Charlottesville, VA, April 17, 2019 - Sonos is the latest company to join the quickly...

How2Recycle Welcomes Frontier Co-Op To Membership

Charlottesville, VA, April 16, 2019 - Frontier Co-op is the latest company to join the...

Chobani Joins How2Recycle Label Program

March 20 , 2019 - Chobani is the latest company to join the quickly expanding...

Mattel® Joins How2Recycle

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, February 7th - How2Recycle is happy to announce that Mattel is the...

PVH Joins How2Recycle Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JANUARY 24, 2019 - PVH Corp. [NYSE:PVH], one of the world’s...

Costco joins How2Recycle and the Sustainable...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 11, 2018 - Consumers will soon see the How2Recycle® label on...