An Easy Solution for
Hard-to-Recycle Plastics

Our EnergyBag® orange bags make it easy to collect otherwise hard-to-recycle plastics at curbside and convert them into valued resources.

1,200+
tons of hard-to-recycle plastics diverted from landfills*
700,000+
households with access to the Hefty® EnergyBag® program

Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

Designed to complement current recycling efforts, the Hefty® EnergyBag® program establishes a way to collect otherwise hard-to-recycle plastics at curbside and uses them as valued resources. These hard-to-recycle plastics include common items like candy wrappers and foam takeout containers.

The program clearly demonstrates its ability to help divert these resources away from landfills, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, increase efficiency at recycling facilities, and improve the quality of other recycled materials. In doing so, the Hefty® EnergyBag® program takes an important step toward a more circular plastics economy and a more sustainable future.

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*Since program inception through February 2021

2020 Report

EnergyBag® Program Environmental Impact

An independent life cycle assessment (LCA) was conducted in 2020 to help understand the environmental impacts of the Hefty® EnergyBag® program.

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Contact the EnergyBag® Program

If you are a consumer with specific questions about the Hefty® EnergyBag® program:

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For press inquires or if you are a community manager interested in starting this program in your community:

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Hefty® Sustainability

In addition to our landmark EnergyBag® program, Hefty® recycled, recyclable, and compostable products can be found on store shelves across the U.S.

EnergyBag® Program News

Check out press releases and news articles to discover how the Hefty® EnergyBag® program is making a difference in communities.