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We're Pulling our Weight. 1,300+ Tons Of Hard-to-recycle Plastics Converted to Valuable Resources (That's 23 planes!)

79%
of plastic waste ends up in landfills.1 We're here to change that.
1,300+
tons of hard-to-recycle plastics diverted from landfills2
1,000,000+
households with access to the Hefty® EnergyBag® program

Introducing the Hefty® EnergyBag® program

Designed to complement current recycling efforts, the Hefty® EnergyBag® program provides a simple solution for hard-to-recycle plastics that would otherwise be thrown away. Through this initiative, challenging plastics like foam takeout containers, plastic cutlery, frozen fruit bags, and shredded cheese packaging can be collected at curbside and converted into valued resources. 

From Candy Wrapper To Valuable Resource

Plastic waste is more valuable than you think.

Just like plastics that qualify for curbside recycling, hard-to-recycle plastics hold value. They can be used as energy resources, including as an alternative fuel source for manufacturing cement, which in turn reduces the need for natural resources like coal.

Hard-to-recycle plastics also can be ground into smaller pieces to make strong plastic products such as railroad ties, composite decking, park benches and Adirondack chairs.

Renewable Energy Graphic

1 Parker, Laura (2018, December 20). Here’s How Much Plastic Trash Is Littering the Earth. National Geographic Society. Retrieved from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment

2 Since program inception through April 2021.

Hefty® Sustainability

In addition to our landmark EnergyBag® program, Hefty® recycled, recyclable, and compostable products can be found on store shelves across the U.S.

EnergyBag® Program News

Check out press releases and news articles to discover how the Hefty® EnergyBag® program is making a difference in communities.