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Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program at PACK EXPO

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Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program

Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program at PACK EXPO

The Hefty® EnergyBag™ program is a groundbreaking initiative which has proven that previously non-recycled plastics can be collected and converted into valuable energy resources. It is a significant step towards achieving positive long-term environmental and economic advantages, including new alternative energy resources and fewer tons of landfill trash.

The program is currently underway in the Omaha area, where previously non-recycled plastics are being converted into energy to produce cement. With support from local mayors, the program demonstrates the feasibility of collecting non-recycled plastics, sorting them at a local materials recycling facilities and effectively converting them into energy resources at energy conversion facilities – all via existing waste management infrastructure. During the first 11 months of the program, over 16,000 bags have been collected from over 8,500 homes and 8.7 tons of non-recycled plastics have been diverted from landfills – that’s equivalent to approximately 7.2 million snack-sized chip bags!

Now YOU can take part in the program at PACK EXPO by depositing your plastics – such as wrappers, straws, stir sticks, chip bags, condiment packets and plastic cups, plates and bowls – into one of the many Hefty® EnergyBag™ bins located throughout the facility. After the tradeshow, your plastics will be converted into new energy resources at an energy conversion facility.

Look for the bins at the convention center and learn more about the program by visiting

The Hefty® Energy Bag program is a collaborative effort between The Dow Chemical Company, Reynolds Consumer Products, Recyclebank, First Star Recycling, Conagra Brands, and Systech Environmental Corporation.