Fiber-Based Packaging

This packaging is made from fibrous material that is reusable or biodegradable.


Corrugated Cardboard, Molded Fiber



To recycle:
• Widely accepted curbside
• Make sure to flatten boxes
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Learn more about how corrugated cardboard and molded fiber recycling


Paper, Paperboard, Carton, Bamboo Pulp, Bagasse



To recycle:
• Widely accepted curbside

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Paper
Paperboard
Carton
Bamboo Pulp

Bagasse




Plastic Packaging

This packaging includes plastic bags and foam.


Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE or PET), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)



To recycle:
Widely accepted curbside

Resources:

Learn more about how to recycle PET and HDPE



Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)



To recycle:
• Grocery store drop-off is most common
• Sometimes accepted curbside

Resources:
Learn more

Find drop-off location



Expanded Polyethylene (EPE 2 or 4)



To recycle:
• Not widely recycled

Resources:

Learn more about EPE recycling



Polypropylene (PP)



To recycle:
• Sometimes accepted curbside
• Find drop-off location
• Recycle by mail

Resources:
Learn more about PP recycling


Expanded Polypropylene (EPP)



To recycle:
• Not widely recycled

Resources:
Learn more about EPP recycling


Polystyrene (PS), Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)



To recycle:
Check with local recycling program
Find EPS drop-off
Find PS drop-off

Resources:
Learn more about PS recycling


Nylon, Polyurethane (PU)



To recycle:
Not widely recycled
• Sometimes accepted curbside, check with local program

Resources:
Learn more about Other 7 recycling


Composite



To recycle:
• Not widely recycled
• Also known as flexible packaging
• Made of more than one material, like a plastic bag lined with foam

Resources:
Learn more about Composite recycling