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Dry Goods

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

Boxed Dry Goods

Examples include: cereal, granola bars, pasta, etc.

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

The Component Threshold Rule cannot be used for the packaging of a free toy inside a box of cereal (or similar product giveaways that are included in or on a product).

Liner

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

Bagged Dry Goods

Examples include: pasta, cookies, bagged rice, rolled oats, etc.

Bag

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

Report Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario only.

Laminated Kraft bags are reported as Paper Laminates.

Tray

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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