Other Plastics

Beyond bottles, film and containers, many communities are recycling other plastics, such as protective packaging, bulky rigids, foodservice packaging, pallets and drums.

Bulky rigids include:

  • Carts
  • Crates
  • Buckets
  • Toys
  • Lawn furniture
  • Laundry baskets

Foodservice packaging includes Polystyrene cups, clamshells and other containers.

 

Polystyrene (#6) Plastic Foam

Technology exists to recycle expanded polystyrene foam (EPS). In fact, 22% of California households are recycling EPS foodservice cups, plates, bowls, clamshells and other containers at curbside (that’s more than eight million people).

Grocery store packaged meat

Resources

Learn more about the circular economy for plastics

 

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