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Gift Giving, Cards and Party

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

 

 

 

Purchased greeting cards

 

 

 

 

Card
  • Purchased Calendars, Greeting Cards & Envelopes

Cards and envelopes purchased as a product are designated in BC and SK only. The protective film packaging around greeting cards and envelopes are reported in all provinces.

Envelope

  • Purchased Calendars, Greeting Cards & Envelopes

Protective film

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

Paper inserts

  • Other Printed Materials
 

Sticker backings

  • Paper Laminates
 

Gift wrap, gift bags, ribbon

Examples include: wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons, bows, gift boxes, etc.

Protective film

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

For MMSW, MMSM and Stewardship Ontario, gift bags, ribbons, bows, gift boxes, plastic or plastic/foil gift wrap sold as a product are not designated.  However, these items provided to the consumer as service packaging should be included in your steward report.

For Recycle BC, gift bags, loot bags and gift boxes purchased as a product must be reported including the packaging associated with these products

Wrapping paper purchased as a product by a residential consumer in BC/SK should be reported as Paper for General Use.

Paper-based wrapping paper supplied as service packaging at point of purchase should be reported as Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging in all programs.

Plastic or plastic/foil wrapping paper supplied as service packaging at point of purchase should be reported as Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage.

Paper/plastic based wrapping paper that is supplied as service packaging at point of purchase should be reported as Paper Laminates.

For Hang Tags, ensure the hang tag and attachment are reported separately.

Report Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario only.

 

Gift Wrap/ Wrapping Paper

  • Paper for General Use
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Plastic Laminates – Non Beverage
  • Paper Laminates

Inner core for wrapping paper

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
Hang tag
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
Hang tag attachment
  • Other Plastic Packaging <5 Litres - Non Beverage

Bow / ribbon bag

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

Twist ties

  • Paper Laminates
  • Other Steel and Metal Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

Paper label

  • Other Printed Materials
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

Party Decor

Paper:

  • Streamers
  • Banners
  • Pinwheels
  • Party Hats
  • Pinatas
  • Tablecloths
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
In BC, these paper-based products are designated Single-Use Products and must be included in your steward report along with the packaging associated with these products. Learn more.

 

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