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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:

For MMSW, MMSM and Stewardship Ontario stewards, plant pots that are intended to remain with a perennial plant throughout its entire life (i.e. the plant is not temporarily packaged in a pot/holder until it can be re-potted or planted) are not designated packaging unless such packaging is considered ‘dual use’ plant packaging. Dual use plant packaging would be defined as: a plant pot format that is designed to either remain with the plant throughout its entire life, or to temporarily package plants prior to being re-potted or planted. Such packaging is considered “dual use plant packaging”. All dual use plant packaging supplied with a living perennial plant is designated regardless of whether or not the pot/holder remains with the plant throughout its entire life.

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Pot

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

Plant pots that are intended to remain with the perennial plant throughout its entire life (i.e. the plant is not temporarily packaged in a pot/holder until it can be re-potted or planted) are not designated packaging unless such packaging is considered ‘dual use’ plant packaging. Dual use plant packaging would be defined as: a plant pot format that is designed to either remain with the plant throughout its entire life, or to temporarily package plants prior to being re-potted or planted. Such packaging is considered to be “dual use plant packaging”. All dual use plant packaging supplied with a living perennial plant is designated regardless of whether or not the pot/holder remains with the plant throughout its entire life.

Plant identifier

  • Paper Laminates
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Printed Materials
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Protective film

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

Care instructions

  • Other Printed Materials
  • Other Newsprint – Non-CNA/ OCNA Members
  • Newsprint (Inserts and Circulars)

Plant feed

Pouch

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

 

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Bottle, jar or jug

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

Plastic Lid

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

Inner protective film

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

Tamper resistant film

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

Label

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

Plant seeds

Packets

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates- Non-Beverage

 

Bags

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

 

Fresh cut flowers

Paper wrapping

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

 

Protective film

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

Sticker

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
 

Packet for the food

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
 

Carry-out trays

N/A

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

 

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