Labelling for recyclability

Recycling claims and labels are generally intended to provide consumers with information that will help them to sort their packaging correctly after useā€”that is, to put recyclable packaging in their recycling bin, to put non-recyclable packaging in their waste bin, and to correctly separate recyclable and non-recyclable components of a package if required to do so.

This project reviewed recycling labels on packaging in Australia and recommended strategies to improve both their legal compliance and their effectiveness in supporting recycling programs. The review focused on labelling for mechanical material recycling of consumer packaging (primarily collected at kerbside).

Funded by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

Start By 1 November 2010
Completed By 31 May 2011
Outcomes Future of Packaging White Paper Report, April 2012
Researcher(s) Helen Lewis, Stephen Clune, Karli Verghese
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia