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Clothing and Accessories

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
Folded Dress Shirt

Board

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Pincers

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

Protective film

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

Forming cone

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

Tissue paper

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Garment bag

N/A

  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • PLA, PHA, PHB- Plastic Film
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

Report Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario only.

Hanger

N/A

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

Report hangers when provided as service packaging with an item of clothing. Do not report hangers when sold as a product.

Button Bag

Bag

  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • Plastic Laminates - Non-Beverage
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
 

Attachment

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

Hosiery and Accessory Packaging

Examples include: pantyhose, socks, shoelaces, etc.

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

 

Hanger

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

Paper wrap

  • Paper Laminates
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Inner liner

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Protective film

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

Blister packaging

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

For blister packaging, please report the cardboard backing and the plastic separately.

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