Becoming a Member is easy.

Let your company stand for the betterment of this planet. Small changes bring large improvements. How2Recycle membership demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, leadership in your field, and helps you connect with your consumers in a new and meaningful way.

Benefits of Joining

There are many advantages to joining this coalition of forward-thinking brands.

  • Display the How2Recycle® label on packaging
  • Consumers think highly of brands using How2Recycle label
  • Shows extra effort towards packaging recyclability
  • Contribute to improving and increasing clean streams of recycled materials
  • Track and measure packaging recyclability
  • Be a part of a pre-competitve labeling system that follows FTC Green Guides
  • Promote consumer responsibility on recycling
  • Demonstrate leadership

Track and Measure Your Recyclability

How2Recycle is the first label system that allows companies to track their entire packaging portfolio’s recyclability. Members have access to our platform where they can view recommendations to improve the recyclability of their packaging, analyze a breakdown of their packaging portfolio by recyclability category, and more.

Become a Leader on Green

Becoming a member of How2Recycle means that you're taking a real step towards leadership and transparency in recycling and sustainability. By making an authentic commitment to better recycling information on your packaging and products, you're showing that you walk the walk. Consumers agree: 84% tell us they are more likely to buy a product that includes a How2Recycle label.

What Consumers are Saying About the Labels

I never clearly understood how to deal with plastic bags/wrap/film and now I do. Any company that cares to do their best for the environment matters to me, and I will support them.
Even though the packaging was not recyclable, I appreciated that it was clear this was the case.
Placing How2Recycle on a product tells consumers that the said company is socially responsible and is concerned about the health of the environment.
These companies want you to recycle. This shows that they care.
More products should have this! It takes away the guessing game of recycling.
Thank you for helping to keep garbage out of the ocean and landfills!
I hope more companies will take the necessary steps to ensure their packaging can be and is recycled. The label is a great aid to accomplishing this.
I do find it challenging to reduce waste and find the information needed to recycle... I appreciate your making more information available through this program and website... Thanks!

How to Become a Member

How to Become a Member

If you are a brand owner, looking to use How2Recycle labels on consumer-facing packaging, please view this presentation around brand membership. A copy of the slide deck can be found here.

If you are a packaging manufacturer or converter, and you do not sell consumer-facing packaging, your primary membership will be with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) before you are able to join How2Recycle. Read more about SPC membership. Feel encouraged to view this presentation about How2Recycle membership for your company type. A copy of the slide deck can be found here.

The process for joining is simple.

Contact How2Recycle to let us know you’re interested and the team will share information about how to get started. 

To use the How2Recycle® Label Program, companies must become a member of the program.

How2Recycle Labels

Membership Levels and Rates

Membership Levels and Rates

Annual Fee by Company’s Annual Gross Revenue (will be pro-rated if needed) Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Members Non-SPC Members One Time Setup Fee*
(Revenue less than $10 million)
$2,260 $3,390 $1,750
(Revenue between $10 million to $1 Billion)
$3,390 $5,085 $1,750
(Revenue exceeding $1 Billion)
$4,520 $6,780 $1,750
  1. Here's how our process works. First, get in touch with us. We'll get you set up with an account on the How2Recycle Member Platform where you can download invoices, pay your annual fee by credit card, and review and sign the membership agreement — all at your own pace. 

    Membership dues are based on corporate revenue. 

    After analyzing the impact inflation has had, the conclusion was reached that to maintain the level of quality services and support that you have come to expect as members, How2Recycle will be adjusting its membership dues, beginning May 1st, 2023. Adjustment will affect only new memberships at this time.

    * Note that the One Time Setup Fee is waived if the membership agreement is signed without negotiation.

  2. So ... You're a member now! We get to work. Our team creates How2Recycle labels for your specific packages, submitted to us via our Member Platform.

    How2Recycle provides a custom recyclability assessment for all of your packaging that you’re putting the label on. Keep all of your labels and packaging data in one easy, organized streamlined place: the How2Recycle Member Platform.

  1. Then, measure and expand. Once How2Recycle is on your packaging, you can use the Member Platform to analyze the overall recyclability of your portfolio. You can also use the Member Platform to apply the label to more of your portfolio in an easy, streamlined fashion.

    Each member gets access to unlimited labels, to be used on an unlimited volume of packaging, for an unlimited variety of packaging formats.

List of Current Members

How2Recycle List of Current Members


Our Goal

Our goals are to:

  1. Reduce confusion by creating a clear, well-understood, and nationally harmonized label that enables companies to convey to consumers how to recycle a package.
  2. Improve the reliability, completeness, and transparency of recyclability claims.
  3. Provide a labeling system that is designed to follow the US Federal Trade Commission and Competition Bureau Canada’s guidance.
  4. Increase the availability and quality of recycled material.