The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is happy to announce an offer of financial sponsorships for use of the How2Recycle “Store Drop-off” label! For eligible companies, the How2Recycle License Fee will be offset by these sponsorships. Sponsorships will target high-volume categories of polyethylene-based (HDPE and LDPE) flexible film which include but are not limited to newspaper bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags and product wraps.
I visit a nearby grocery store about once a week, but up until a few weeks ago I had no idea that I was able to drop off and recycle certain plastic bags there. Throughout the United States there are about 15,000 participating locations such as retail and grocery stores where people can recycle a variety of plastic films. The “Store Drop-off” How2Recycle Label is meant to direct the appropriate recyclable plastic films to these drop-off locations and to keep them out of curbside recycling bins. To find the drop-off site nearest you, visit the Check Locally page of the How2Recycle website.
GreenBlue and the SPC are thrilled to have the support of the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG) of the American Chemistry Council who have generously made this sponsorship possible. The mission of the FFRG is to increase the collection and recycling of flexible plastic films and to educate consumers about the importance of recycling. The FFRG believes the “Store Drop-off” label will convey the ease of recycling this important material at local stores across the country.
Companies that have not yet been licensed under How2Recycle and otherwise meet the eligibility requirements of the program are qualified for a sponsorship. The “Store Drop-off” Label currently appears on the products of several participating How2Recycle companies including Kellogg, Sealed Air, and Seventh Generation.
Interested companies can find more information by visiting http://www.how2recycle.info/. To apply for a sponsorship, send an email to Anne Bedarf, with the subject line “How2Recycle”. Please include the name of your company, reason for interest, and the type(s) of packaging to which the company would apply the label.
Funding is limited for the How2Recycle sponsorships, so claim one for your company before the opportunity runs out!