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Coffee and Tea

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.

COMPONENTS

TYPICAL WERECYCLE MATERIAL SUBCATEGORIES

REPORTING TIPS

Outer box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging  

 

Tea / coffee can

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

Lid

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

Label

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

Bag

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

Protective wrap

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

 

Pods

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

Tea string

  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
Report Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario only

Jar

  • Clear Glass – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Bottles and Jars <5L – Non-Beverage
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
 

 

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