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
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H2R in Action

Blog

How2Recycle announces new criteria for assessing...

Effective July 31, 2021, the How2Recycle® label program is establishing new criteria for when...
In The Media

The Wendy’s Company Joins How2Recycle® Label...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, and DUBLIN OH, November 9, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to...

Lowe's Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, October 19, 2021 - How2Recycle is thrilled to welcome Lowe’s...

Beyond Meat Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, October 14, 2021 - How2Recycle is thrilled to welcome Beyond...
Blog

Are we expecting too much from consumers to prep...

Special instructions (above, “Remove From Sleeve”) are added to the tab above a How2Recycle...
In The Media

Anheuser-Busch Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 13, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to welcome America’s...

Thrive Market Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, April 6, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to welcome Thrive Market into...

Yum! Brands Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 25, 2021 - How2Recycle, the leading recycling labeling system in...
Blog

How the How2Recycle program interprets...

Recently, SPC released its 2020-21 Availability of Recycling Study that explores how many...
In The Media

Multipet International, Inc. Joins How2Recycle®...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 3, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to welcome Multipet...

Gap Inc. Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, February 16, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to stitch Gap Inc. into the...

KISS Products Inc. Joins How2Recycle Labeling...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, January 25, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to welcome KISS Products...

The Wendy’s Company Joins How2Recycle® Label...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, and DUBLIN OH, November 9, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to...

Lowe's Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, October 19, 2021 - How2Recycle is thrilled to welcome Lowe’s...

Beyond Meat Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, October 14, 2021 - How2Recycle is thrilled to welcome Beyond...

How2Recycle announces new criteria for assessing...

Effective July 31, 2021, the How2Recycle® label program is establishing new criteria for when...

Are we expecting too much from consumers to prep...

Special instructions (above, “Remove From Sleeve”) are added to the tab above a How2Recycle...

How the How2Recycle program interprets...

Recently, SPC released its 2020-21 Availability of Recycling Study that explores how many...

How2Recycle downgrades recyclability of certain...

Effective July 31, 2021, the How2Recycle® label program is making several changes to the...

Anheuser-Busch Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 13, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to welcome America’s...

How2Recycle announces updated criteria for...

A package cannot be considered recyclable if it does not have an end market. In other words, you...

Thrive Market Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, April 6, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to welcome Thrive Market into...

Yum! Brands Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 25, 2021 - How2Recycle, the leading recycling labeling system in...

Multipet International, Inc. Joins How2Recycle®...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 3, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to welcome Multipet...

Gap Inc. Joins How2Recycle® Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, February 16, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to stitch Gap Inc. into the...

KISS Products Inc. Joins How2Recycle Labeling...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, January 25, 2021 - How2Recycle is excited to welcome KISS Products...

Harry’s & Flamingo Join How2Recycle® Label...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, November 23, 2020 - How2Recycle is welcoming Harry’s, an omnichannel...

King Arthur Baking Company Joins How2Recycle...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, November 12, 2020 - How2Recycle is excited to add King Arthur Baking...