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Office Supplies

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 paper products

Printer paper and loose-leaf paper

  • Paper for General Use
Report purchased paper products in BC and SK only.

Office basics

Examples include: index cards, paper clips, fasteners, rubber bands, scissors, stapler, hole-puncher, sticky notes, calculator, writing utensils, etc.

 

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

 

Bag

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

Protective film

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

Paper Wrap

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

Blister packaging

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Thermoform Containers < 5 Litres- Non-Beverage

For blister packaging, please report the boxboard backing and the plastic separately.

Container for mechanical pencil leads

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

Desk organizers

Examples include: bookends, card holders, drawer organizers, etc.

Blister packaging

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Thermoform Containers <5 Litres – Non-Beverage

For blister packaging, please report the box board backing and the plastic separately.

Protective film

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

Paper wrap

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

Writing utensils

Highlighters, pens, pencils, pencil led refills, markers, protective film

Blister packaging

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5 Litre - Non-Beverage
  • PET Thermoform Containers <5 Litres - Non-Beverage

For blister packaging, ensure that the boxboard backing and plastic are reported separately.

Bag

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

 

Container for lead

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

 

Erasers and correction

Examples include:

correction fluid pen, correction tape, erasers, correction fluid containers, packing tape, adhesive tapes, etc.

Corrector bottle or dispenser

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

 

Lid

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

Inner protective seal

  • Paper Laminates
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Plastic Laminates - Non-Beverage
 

Inner core for roll of tape

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

Glue stick container

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Thermoform Containers <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
 

Disposable tape dispenser

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

Blister packaging

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Thermoform Containers <5 Litres – Non-Beverage

For blister packaging, please report the box board backing and the plastic separately.

Protective film

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

Squeeze tube

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

Paper around eraser or other paper label

  • Paper Laminates
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Planners

Examples include: organizers, refills, journals, etc.

 

 

Paper

  • Paper for General Use

The paper inside a daily planner is designated in BC and SK only. The protective film around a daily planner is reported in all programs.

Protective film

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

 

Paper wrap

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

 

Notebooks

 

 

 

Paper

  • Paper for General Use

The paper inside notebooks is reported in BC and SK only. 

The protective packaging around a notebook is reported in all programs.

Cover

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

 

Protective film

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

 

Paper wrap

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

 

Binders and Folders

Examples include: classification folders, binders, accessories, report covers, etc.

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard
 

Protective film

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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