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How2Recycle Welcomes Natural Grocers To Its Membership

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, September 13th, 2018 — How2Recycle today announced its newest grocery and food retail member, Natural Grocers. Natural Grocers, a specialty retailer of organic and natural groceries, has locations across the Midwest and Western U.S. and will use the How2Recycle label on a variety of its private label products when released in 2018.

“Natural Grocers is dedicated to protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint, which is why we’ve made the decision to use the How2Recycle label,” said Heather Isely, Natural Grocers Executive Vice President. “In addition to these labels, we offer bagless checkouts, use minimum sufficient packaging and take other steps to be stewards of the environment.”

Natural Grocers joins Walmart, Target, Food Lion, Wegmans, Lidl, Aldi, and Shoprite as the eighth grocery and food retailer to join How2Recycle. By using the label on product packaging, Natural Grocers will help its customers take the guesswork out of recycling.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Natural Grocers as the next grocery retailer to join How2Recycle,” says Caroline Cox, Project Manager, How2Recycle.
By featuring consistent, comprehensive recycling messaging across a wide variety of private label product lines, Natural Grocers is empowering their consumers to recycle more, and more accurately. How2Recycle is a natural reinforcement of the retailer’s commitment to a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.”

Companies interested in joining How2Recycle can visit http://www.how2recycle.info/join for more information or contact [email protected]


The How2Recycle Label is a U.S.-based standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. Over 90 companies and thousands of name brand products are carrying the How2Recycle label on products. How2Recycle is a project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition®, a membership-based 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. For more information, follow us on Twitter @How2Recycle or go to our website at www.How2Recycle.info.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC; NaturalGrocers.com) is an expanding specialty retailer of organic and natural groceries, body care and dietary supplements. The company offers a flexible, neighborhood-store format, affordable prices and free, science-based nutrition education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. Founded in Colorado in 1955, Natural Grocers has more than 3,000 employees and operates 148 stores in 19 states.

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Anne Elsea
Communications Manager
[email protected]

Anne Elsea

Anne Elsea
Communications Manager

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