To prevent waste by phasing out non-recyclable packaging received at the facility.
Work with vendors to identify alternatives to non-recyclable packaging and establish a strategy to switch over to the alternatives.
Review all packaging received from vendors and identify packaging that is not accepted for recycling in your program. Notify vendor of these issues and open a dialogue on solutions. Some strategies include requesting items non-individually wrapped, requiring no Styrofoam packaging, requesting that packaging be made of a sole recyclable material instead of a combination of materials, or palletizing products with the same banding to increase recovery rates.
- Narrative describing how the facility has worked with vendors to eliminate non-recyclable packaging.
- Documentation of requests or dialogue (emails, memos, letters, etc.) and/or documentation of new alternatives (photographs).
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