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Pet Food

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

 

 

 

 

 

Wet (canned) pet food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can

  • Aluminum Food Containers – Non-Beverage
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage

To distinguish between steel and metal, apply a magnet to both materials.  The magnet will stick to steel and not to aluminum.

 

Label

  • Paper Laminates
  • Other Printed Materials
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

 

Lid

 

  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
To distinguish between steel and metal, apply a magnet to both materials.  The magnet will stick to steel and not to aluminum.

Plastic Container

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry pet food or treats

Examples include: fish food, dog food, bird seed, etc.

 

 

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard

 

 

Inner liner

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

Bag / stand up pouch

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

Canister / jar

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs <5 Litres – Non- Beverage
 

Lid

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

Freshness seal

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

Inner protective seal

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

Label

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates
  • Other Printed Materials
 

 

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