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Candy

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.

"Candy" examples include: gum, stand-up candy pouches, box of chocolates, mints, gourmet candies/ chocolates, etc. 

COMPONENTS

TYPICAL WERECYCLE MATERIAL SUBCATEGORIES

REPORTING TIPS

Lollipop stick

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

 

Candy / chocolate protective mold

Examples include: chocolate bunny, chocolate Santa, etc.

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

 

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

 

Blister packaging

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • PET Thermoform Containers < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates

For blister packaging, ensure that the cardboard backing and plastic are reported separately

Individual wrappers

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
 

Carton

  • Gable Top Containers – Non-Beverage
 

Stand-up pouches

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
 

Tubes

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

Inner liner

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

Tin / Canister

  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
To distinguish between steel and aluminum apply a magnet to both materials.  A magnet will stick to steel and not aluminum.

Tub

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

Lid

  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
 

 

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