A Cleaner World Starts With Us

How2Compost is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates composting 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 Composting

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

  • How2Compost

    This icon tells you whether the item is compostable.

  • 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.

  • For More Information

    Our website is here to help answer your composting questions.

Composting still has big problems that we are helping to solve

The relative newness of composting infrastructure, as well as inconsistency of composting communication at all levels, is a major cause of consumer confusion. The How2Compost label collectively increases the level of consumer knowledge about composting. If local programs reference the label alongside the items they accept, the How2Compost label can be a unifying, recognizable piece of information across all programs.

  • Most Compostables Still End up in Landfills Some people still don't know or forget that certain materials are compostable.
  • Composting Labels are Not Yet Standardized Many compostable items aren't labeled properly when it comes to being composted.
  • Recycling Information is Hard to Understand With so much conflicting composting information out there, it's easy to get confused. Incorrect composting behavior is common.
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