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E-Commerce Materials

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.

For Recycle BC stewards, there is a change in the obligated party required to report service packaging. Please see Part 1.10.4 of the Guidebook for more information.

All stewards can refer to Section 1.9 of the Guidebook for Stewards for the definition of service packaging. 

COMMON PRODUCTS

COMPONENTS

TYPICAL WERECYCLE MATERIAL SUBCATEGORIES

REPORTING TIPS

Box 

N/A

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard
 

Shipping envelope

N/A

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

Label

N/A

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

Receipt / invoice

Receipt

  • Other Printed Materials
 

Envelope

  • Other Printed Materials
 

Protective packaging

Tissue paper

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Peanut packaging

  • Expanded Polystyrene
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Non-Beverage
 

Protective paper

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Kraft Paper - Non-Laminated
 

Bubble wrap/Air pillows

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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