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Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program

Hefty<sup>®</sup> Energy Bag™ Program

The Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program is a groundbreaking initiative that collects previously non-recycled plastics – like the candy wrappers and juice pouches you’ve always thrown away – at curbside and converts them into valuable energy resources.

The Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program is a significant step towards achieving positive long-term environmental and economic advantages, including new alternative energy resources and fewer tons of landfill trash.

The program is currently underway in the Omaha area, where previously non-recycled plastics are being converted into energy to produce cement. With support from local mayors, the program demonstrates the feasibility of collecting non-recycled plastics, sorting them at a local materials recycling facilities and effectively converting them into energy resources at energy conversion facilities – all via existing waste management infrastructure.

Since the launch of the Hefty® EnergyBag™ Omaha program 11 months ago, over 17,000 bags have been collected from the participating 8,500 homes. That's a total of 8.9 tons of non-recycled plastics that have been diverted from landfills - equivalent to approximately 7.2 million snack-sized chip bags!


How it Works

Together, we can turn plastics that typically aren’t accepted by recycling services and turn them into alternative energies. Here’s how:

1. Put clean and dry non-recycled plastics in your Hefty® EnergyBag™ orange bags.

2. When full, securely tie the bag.

3. Place the bag inside your recycling cart during your scheduled recycling pick up.

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Capture the Value of Plastic

If you live in the Omaha area and would like to participate in the program, click the button below to purchase Hefty® EnergyBag™ orange bags.


The Hefty® Energy Bag Program is a collaborative effort between The Dow Chemical Company, Reynolds Consumer Products, Recyclebank, First Star Recycling, Conagra Brands, and Systech Environmental Corporation.


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