GreenBlue Welcomes Sigma Plastics Group as the Newest Participant in the How2Recycle Label Program

GreenBlue’s recycling label program continues to gain momentum with the addition of Sigma Plastics Group
Jul 23, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Campaign: How2Recycle Label

July 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sigma Plastics Group (Sigma) is the newest member of GreenBlue’s How2Recycle Label program, which now includes almost thirty participating companies. How2Recycle is an on-package recycling label developed by GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition to better communicate to consumers how to recycle a package.

Sigma is the largest privately held manufacturer of extruded polyethylene films and bags in North America, and produces a diverse range of flexible packaging products including plastic produce bags, garment and dry cleaning bags, retail carry-out bags, and more. Polyethylene bags and films are accepted at many retail and grocery store take-back locations and qualify for the How2Recycle Store Drop-off Label. Sigma will initially label their plastic dry cleaning and carry-out bags.

Sigma is the first member of the How2Recycle program to label dry cleaning bags. In recognition of their efforts, Sigma received a sponsorship from the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Flexible Film Recycling Group to join the program. ACC manages, an informational website consisting of a search database of over 15,000 drop-off sites in the country that accept plastic bags, films, and wraps. Each How2Recycle Label carries the website to direct the general public seeking more information to the appropriate next action, including the informative plastic film recycling website.

“The How2Recycle Program’s goals include a diversity of participants, and the addition of Sigma Plastics will enable the public to more fully understand proper recycling of plastic bags and wraps, to include dry cleaning bags,” said Anne Bedarf, Senior Manager at GreenBlue.

How2Recycle is a program of GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). The SPC’s goal is for the How2Recycle Label to appear on the majority of consumer goods packaging by 2016 and to provide participating companies with detailed information regarding the recyclability of their packaging. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the use of the Store Drop-off Label. Any company interested in joining How2Recycle should visit and contact Kelly Lahvic at

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GreenBlue® is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in industry. We bring together key stakeholders across the supply chain to channel material innovation, education, and research that support continuous adoption of sustainable materials management practices into business operations. The organization’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition® is a membership group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions, and holds two conferences each year to further this goal. For more information follow us on Twitter @GreenBlueOrg.

The Sigma Plastics Group was founded in 1978 by Alfred Teo and is the largest, privately owned film extrusion group in the United States, Canada, Central, and South America. Based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, the company has 36 manufacturing facilities, producing annual through put of 1.6 billion pounds of resin and employs over 5,000. Sigma Plastics Group manufactures industrial, commercial plastic film, stretch film, merchandise bags, T-Sacks, industrial trash liners, produce bags, hygiene and agriculture films, garment bags, and food bags.