Celebrating America Recycles Day with a Look at How2Recycle Label Milestones
On America Recycles Day, GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) celebrates America’s commitment to recycling by taking a look at How2Recycle Label milestones. Sustainability is a journey that relies on good design, accessible infrastructure, and consumer understanding of what, where, and how to recycle.
Sustainable Packaging Coalition member companies and staff identified a need for consistent on-package communication about recyclability of a package. Though consumers want to recycle, our studies found that many consumers are confused about what they can and cannot recycle, and desire clear recycling information on the package itself. The How2Recycle Label Program helps fix this problem by clearly communicating how and where certain materials should be recycled..
About the Author: Danielle Peacock
Danielle Peacock is a Project Associate with GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Her project work includes How2Recycle, COMPASS, and the Meaningful Market Claims Industry Leadership Committee. She has a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina. Prior to Greenblue, she worked for the State of North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
About GreenBlue and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition:
GreenBlue® is a nonprofit that shapes the business of sustainability, arming business with the science and resources needed to make commerce more sustainable. GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition® is a membership group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions.