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Cigarette, Cigar and Loose Leaf Tobacco

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

Cigarette and cigar packaging

 

Box

  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Clear Glass – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging <5 Litres – Non-Beverage

 

Protective film

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

Inner lining

  • Paper Laminates
 

Printed material (e.g. health alert)

  • Other Printed Materials
 

Individually wrapped cigars

N/A

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • PLA, PHA, PHB - Plastic Film
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • Clear Glass – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage

 

Cigarette papers

N/A

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

Do not report the weight of rolling papers as these are not designated.

Loose leaf tobacco

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

 

Pouch

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

Tin

  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
To distinguish between aluminum and steel, apply a magnet to both materials.  The magnet will stick to the steel and not to the aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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