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Alcoholic Beverage Containers

This information helps stewards report using the correct material categories. If you require further assistance determining which category is right for your materials, please use the Materials Tool.

COMMON PRODUCTS

COMPONENTS

TYPICAL WERECYCLE MATERIAL SUBCATEGORIES

REPORTING TIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottles (beer, wine or spirits)

Bottle

  • PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits
  • Clear Glass < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits
  • Coloured Glass < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits

Wood is not a designated material – please do not include wood packaging in your report.

 

Where a deposit program does not exist, report bottle caps, rings and labels.  Report caps and bottle rings from beverage containers under the appropriate non-beverage categories if not using the Component Threshold Rule.

Bottle cap and ring

  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Label

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

 

Outer packaging

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging

Alcohol multi-packs

Box

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

Secondary packaging that is distributed to the consumer is designated even if the actual beverage container is on deposit.

Protective film

  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film

Six-pack ring

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

Gift set box

Box

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage

Secondary packaging that is distributed to the consumer is designated even if the actual beverage container is on deposit.  This would include boxes or bags around a gift set.

Window

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

Inner mold

  • Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Other
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Protective film

  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film

Promotional attachments (alcohol samples)

Bottle

  • Clear Glass – Beverage – Wine and Spirits
  • Coloured Glass – Beverage – Wine and Spirits
  • PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Wine and Spirits
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs < 5 Litres – Wine and Spirits
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits

Where a deposit program does not exist, report bottle caps, rings and labels.  Report caps and bottle rings from beverage containers under the appropriate non-beverage categories when not using the Component Threshold Rule.

 

Bottle cap and ring

  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Label

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates –Non-Beverage

Plastic attachment

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Film attachment

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film

 

 

Bag in a box wine

Box

  • Corrugated Cardboard

Not reported in BC, SK or ON.

Bag

  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • Other Plastic Packaging < 5 Litres – Wine and Spirits
  • Plastic Laminates – Beverage – Wine and Spirits

Spout

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Carton wine

Carton

  • Gable Top Containers – Beverage – Wine and Spirits
  • Aseptic Containers – Beverage – Wine and Spirits

Not reported in BC, SK or ON.

Cap and seal

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Accessory packaging

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard

 

Protective film

  • LDPEor HDPE Film
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film

Price tag

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

Alcoholic canned beverages

N/A

  • Aluminum – Beverage Containers – Wine and Spirits
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Beverage – Wine and Spirits

Not reported in BC, SK or ON.

 

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