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Package Labeling - January 2018

Most of the packaging items that we use are recyclable, but it’s not always clear which parts are recyclable, and how it should be done. Variation in recycling programs, unclear labeling and false recyclability claims can make proper recycling of packaging materials a challenge for consumers. Inaccurate claims of recyclability may also create a liability for manufacturers as perception of green washing can degrade their brand and negate good intentions.