Tell Companies to Do Better

You shouldn’t need a magnifying glass to find a recycling logo.

Almost everyone knows you should recycle. One major reason why Americans don’t recycle more is because they don’t know some items are recyclable. Or sometimes it may slip their mind, if they’re doing something else.

Recycling logos are put on consumer products to let us know when something should be put in the recycling bin instead of the trash can. But too often, the recycling indicators are tiny. They don’t stand out in a way that reminds us to recycle.

This is especially important for #1 and #2 plastics. These plastics are used for soda and water bottles, detergent containers, milk jugs, and other common household plastic containers. Unlike some other thicker plastics, #1 and #2 plastics are 100% recyclable.

Packaging should highlight this fact with recycling logos proudly and prominently displayed on containers.

Sign the petition below to tell the Consumer Brands Association, a trade association representing major brands that package foods and beverages, that you want prominent, consumer-friendly recycling logos on products.