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Fruit and Vegetable Packaging

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

Fruit / vegetable clamshells

Examples include: cherry tomatoes, berries, etc.

Clamshell

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

 

Sticker

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates

Film around fruit / vegetables

N/A

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

 

Netting around fruit

Examples include: oranges, onions, lemons, etc.

Netting

  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

Report Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario Only.

Plastic handle

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

Sticker on fruit

N/A

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

 

Vegetable / fruit platter

N/A

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

A vegetable or fruit platter may come with another brand owner’s dip.  If the brand owner has residency in that province or is a voluntary steward do not report the dip packaging.

Pre-packaged salad mix

(Please include the packaging for all individually wrapped ingredients of the salad)

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above)<5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Thermoform Containers <5L – Non-Beverage
  • Non-Expanded Polystyrene - Other

A bagged salad may come with another brand owner’s dressing.  If the brand owner of the salad dressing has residency in that province or is a voluntary steward do not report the packaging for the salad dressing.

Herb packaging

Vacuum sealed package

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

 

Label

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

 

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