Recycling

 

Recycling is considered by many to be the best solution for reducing waste and promoting sustainability.


Here at ClearBags, all of our products have been identified by their recycle code and are listed below. This way our customers know what items they purchase can and can’t be recycled.

 


Recycling provides one of our best opportunities to become a sustainable society by offering a closed-loop system, rather than a product being used only once and then discarded. Not all cities, counties, or municipalities offer recycling currently. However, that number is growing and there are currently 18,000 sites in North America that offer recycling at some level.

Recycle Code 1- PET

Crystal Clear Boxes

Value Boxes

Clear Clamshell Boxes

Crystal Clear Pillow Boxes

Ornate Boxes (*not included kraft or white paper boxes)

Crystal Clear Tubes (*not including kraft tubes)

Crystal Clear Artisan Candy Box Sets (*not including kraft box, but tray is recycle code 1)

Chocolate and Truffle Box Sets

Cupcake Box Sets (*not including kraft or white paper boxes, but insert is recycle code 1)

French Macaron Box Sets

Nested Box Sets

Shoe Storage Boxes

Two Piece Folding Box – Collapsible Box Tops

Two Piece Folding Box- Slip Cover

Recycle Code 2- HDPE

Retail Handle Bags

Poly Gift Bags

Zipper Top Retail Handle Bags

Recycle Code 3- Vinyl

Vinyl Bookmarks

Vinyl Card Folders

Hanging Vinyl Pouch

Vinyl Magnet Sleeve

Vinyl Checkbooks, Business Card Holders & Presentation Folders

Vinyl Luggage Tags

Recycle Code 4- LDPE/PE

Door Knob Bags

Newspaper Bags

CoEx Mailers

Heavy Duty Square Bottom Bags

Poly Side Gusset Bags                                                                                                                                               

Polyethylene Zipper Bags

Polyethylene Flat Bags

Water Tight Heavy Duty Square Bottom Bags

Suffocation Warning Bags

Clear Poly Tubing

Poly Bags on a Roll

Inner Frosted Album Sleeves

Heavy Duty Frost Retail Handle Bags

Retail Clear Poly Handle Bags

Dental Barrier Bags

Antimicrobial SmartSleeves

Retail Handle Bags- 20% Recycled Content

Recyclable Stand Up Zipper Pouches

Recycle Code 5- OPP/PP/CPP

Flap Seal Bags (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

Protective Closure Bags (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

Premium Protective Closure Bags (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

Canvas Gallery Wraps

No Flap Bags

Value Bags (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

Hanging Bags (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

Insertable Header Flap Seal Bags (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

Standard Gusset Bags

Crystal Clear Side Gusset Bags

Round Bottom Gusset Bags (*please remove paper base before recycling, base can be recycled under PAP20)

Flat Bottom Gusset Bags

Flat Bottom Gusset Bags w/ Paper Insert (*please remove the paper insert before recycling, insert can be recycled under PAP20)

Top & Bottom Printed Side Gusset Bags

Heavy Duty Side Gusset Bags

Cupcake Bag Sets (*please remove insert before recycling, insert can be recycled with Recycle Code 1)

Macaron Bag Sets (*please remove insert before recycling, insert can be recycled with Recycle Code 1)

Flat Heat Seal Bags

Laminated Heavy Duty Heat Seal Bags

Clear Cone Bags

 Flat Crinkle Bags

Polypropylene Flat Bags

Crystal Clear Deli Sheets

Mirco-Perforated Bread Bags

Crystal Clear Polypropylene Zipper Bags

Frosted Pillow Box

Crystal Clear Photo Mounts (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

Crystal Clear Card Jackets

Crystal Clear Card Slip Covers

Crystal Clear Album Sleeves Protective Closure (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

Crystal Clear Album Sleeves No Flap

Comic Book Bags

Crystal Clear Book Covers (*please remove adhesive strip before recycling)

CD/DVD Bags

Recycle Code 7- Other

Clear Front/Colored Back Stand Up Zipper Pouches (not the kraft)

Brilliant, Bright and Matte Gold Stand Up Zipper Pouches

Metallized Stand Up Zipper Pouches

Metallized Stand Up Zipper Pouches w/ window

Oval Window Stand Up Zipper Pouches

Box Bottom Quad Seal Stand Up Zipper Pouches

Clear, High Clarity and Frost Stand Up Zipper Pouches

Metallized Hanging Zipper Barrier Bags

Clear Hanging Zipper Barrier Bags

Child Resistant Pouches

Child Resistant Locking Pouches

Child Resistant Single Use Bags

Produce Zipper Handle Flat Bottom Bags

Crystal Clear Zipper Handle Flat Bottom Bags

Coffee Bags (not the kraft)

Crystal Clear Zipper Handle Cupcake Bag Set (*please remove insert before recycling, insert can be recycled with Recycle Code 1)

Metallized Heat Seal Bags

Glamour Mailers

Static Shielding Bags

Metallic Gift Wrap

Liquid/Freezer Bags

Stand Up Pouches w/ Valves

Box Bottom Coffee Bags

PAP 20

Rigid Mailers

Kraft Paper Box (Open Window)

Kraft Paper Box w/ optional poly sheet (*please remove poly sheet before recycling and recycle with code 1)

Two-Piece Folding Box Bottoms

Pre-Cut Mats

White Core Mats

Gallery Board Mats

Black Core Mats

Conservation Mats

Slip-In Mats

Backing Board

Airsafe Art Boxes

PAP 22

Museo Artist Cards and Envelopes

Frame Cards

Textured Envelopes

Entradalopes Scored Cards and Envelopes (Moab)

Premium Envelopes

Premium Cards

Basis Cards and Envelopes

Bright & Astrobright Envelopes

Kraft Bread Bags

Merchandise Bags


Earth911 offers a link to find a recycle center near you: https://search.earth911.com/

The how, where, and whys to recycling can be confusing. As a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, we feel that How2Recycle.info is a great resource for understanding the details of recycling. Feel free to contact us at 800.233.2630 if you would like to add the How2Recycle logo to your product line. 

How2recycle.info

sustainablepackaging.org

Here are a few additional websites that offer clarification should you have additional questions.

iwanttoberecycled.org

plasticfilmrecycling.org

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