An Easy Solution for
Hard-to-Recycle Plastics

Our EnergyBag® orange bags make it easy to collect otherwise hard-to-recycle plastics at curbside and convert them into valued resources.

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tons of hard-to-recycle plastics diverted from landfills*
households with access to the Hefty® EnergyBag® program

Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

Designed to complement current recycling efforts, the Hefty® EnergyBag® program establishes a way to collect otherwise hard-to-recycle plastics at curbside and uses them as valued resources. These hard-to-recycle plastics include common items like candy wrappers and foam takeout containers.

The program clearly demonstrates its ability to help divert these resources away from landfills, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, increase efficiency at recycling facilities, and improve the quality of other recycled materials. In doing so, the Hefty® EnergyBag® program takes an important step toward a more circular plastics economy and a more sustainable future.

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*Since program inception through August 2022

Environmental Impact Reports

EnergyBag® Program Environmental Impact

An independent life cycle assessment (LCA) was conducted in 2020 and 2022 to help understand the environmental impacts of the Hefty® EnergyBag® program.

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Participant & Product Questions: Contact Us

Press, Municipalities, or Corporate Inquiries: Contact Us

Recovery Facility (MRF) Inquires: Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Review the answers to some common questions about the EnergyBag® Program.

EnergyBag® Program News

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