US: How2Compost – New compostable packaging label

16 December 2016

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has launched the new How2Compost label program. How2Compost is an on-package label that informs consumers that packaging is certified compostable, offers directions on appropriate composting, and includes an URL for further information. Every package featuring How2Compost is either certified compostable by BPI, or contains a certified product.
How2Compost is an extension of the How2Recycle program. It can be used seamlessly next to the How2Recycle label on packaging, for instances where a package can either be recycled or composted, or has some components that are compostable and some that are recyclable (Press Release SCP, 17 November 2016).
Click here for the press release.
Click here for more information about How2Compost.
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