Our recycling labels are cited as international best practice by the UN Environment Programme and as one of the tools for tackling waste and building the circular economy by Defra in its 25 Year Environment Plan. So it’s hardly surprising more and more businesses are joining us.
The On-Pack Recycling Label scheme is administered by On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd – OPRL. But we provide much more to our members to support you in meeting your sustainability commitments on packaging. If your company puts consumer packaging on the UK market, or is in the packaging supply chain, you are eligible to join. Compliance schemes can also join to support our shared members. We now have over 600 brands in membership with more joining every few days.
The labels are now widely recognised by consumers, with 7 in 10 recognising the label.
Our labels are on packaging protecting beauty products, carpets, DIY, drinks, electricals, entertainment, fashion, furnishings, games, gardening, general merchandising, groceries, health and hygiene products, hire clothing, home, laundry, leisure, magazines, outdoor wear, pet products, toys – the list keeps expanding! Everything from haggis, fashion and alarm clocks to Indian chutneys, paint cans and furniture polish bears the label.
Our award-winning label is acknowledged as the industry standard for communicating the recyclability of packaging. We are increasingly recognised as innovators in supporting sustainable design and the elimination of non-recyclable packaging materials unless other factors make these the most sustainable option eg through product protection or light-weighting.