Paper Recycling Symbols

You will see the following symbols on many different products, but you may be confused about what each means.


This symbol means that the product or package contains 100% recovered fiber. It is licensed by the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance.


How2Recycle® is a standardized labeling system that has been designed with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidance in mind to clearly communicate recycling instructions to the public. It even tells people when not to recycle a certain package or packaging component, which helps prevent contamination in the recycling stream. It was developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and has been adopted by over 100 brand owners who want their packaging to be recycled. This clear, concise information empowers consumers to make the right choice.