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Hefty ReNew Program

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What We Collect

Program launching in Cincinnati this fall
tons of hard-to-recycle plastics diverted from landfills*
households with curbside recycling have access to the Hefty ReNew Program

Hefty ReNew Program

Designed to complement current recycling efforts, the Hefty ReNew program, formerly 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 ReNew program takes an important step toward a more circular plastics economy and a more sustainable future.

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*Since program inception through July 2023

Environmental Impact Reports

Hefty ReNew Program Environmental Impact

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

Lifecycle of the ReNew program show, from collection of hard-to-recycle plastics to adding them to recycling drop off to sorting them at the recycling facility and finally them being processed into valued resources

Contact the Hefty ReNew Program

Participant & Product Questions: Contact Us

Press, Municipalities, or Corporate Inquiries: Contact Us

Recovery Facility (MRF) Inquires: Contact Us

Hefty ReNew™ FAQs

Review the answers to some common questions about the Hefty ReNew Program.

Hefty ReNew™ Program News

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