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Are Plastic Food Pouches Recyclable?

Feb 11, 2019 | Blog, Frequently Asked Questions, Tips and How Tos

Are Plastic Food Pouches Recyclable? We’ve been thinking about this question for awhile. As parents, we use these squeezable pouches every day…with guilt. So, we did the research to see if these pouches are recyclable. Here’s what we found!

Are Plastic Food Pouches Recyclable?

Can You Recycle Pouches?

The sad and short answer is: No, most are not. Not by your municipal recycling service anyway. These flexible pouches, as they are called, are not impossible to recycle. But, they are extremely difficult to recycle. Here’s why. These convenient snack pouches are often made of multiple layers of different materials, including plastics.

You may be thinking: shouldn’t they be easily recycled if they are made of mostly plastic? Plastic alone is somewhat easy to recycle, but plastic melded with other materials…not so easy.

What about the plastic pouch caps? Are they recyclable?

The colorful little caps on the pouches are easier to recycle. The caps made from #2 plastic are curbside recyclable in some cities. However, some places can’t accept them because they’re too small to be sorted efficiently. Learn more about where to recycle plastics in Indianapolis here. Also, make sure you call your municipal curbside recycling program to check on which plastics they accept.

Great News! The TerraCycle Program Can Recycle Baby Food Pouches

Have you ever seen the “TerraCycle” label on the back of baby food pouches and other flexible pouch products? Here are the basics of how TerraCycle works:

  1. Consumers send in hard-to-recycle items (like plastic pouches and caps). Also, there will be a “TerraCycle” logo on the back if the product is part of their program.
  2. TerraCycle then processes the materials, melts them, and sells them to be made into other items like benches and pallets.

You do have to sign up for TerraCycle, but it’s pretty easy! Visit the TerraCycle’s FAQ on Baby Food and Plastic Pouch Recycling to Learn more!

So, we went ahead and signed Fire Dawgs up to see if it was really free to send in these hard-to-recycle items. And we found out that it is. For example, we clicked the GoGo squeeZ Recycle Program . We wanted to see if this program accepts all squeezable snack food pouches through this program and it does!

We hope we answered Are Plastic Food Pouches Recyclable? But do you have other items like junk and clutter that your looking to also recycle or even get rid of? Do you want to hire a trusted and insured team to help you recycle and reuse as much of your items as they can? Then give Fire Dawgs Junk Removal a call and we’ll assist you with one of our many junk removal services! But why choose Fire Dawgs?

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Fire Dawgs Junk Removal is a locally owned company on a mission to help you get your space back! We are firefighter founded and veteran owned! We can handle any job from demolition projects to entire cleanouts — and even simple curbside junk pick-up. Our crews take on the tough jobs that the other guys won’t and get “IT” done! Fire Dawgs ranked No.54 on the Inc 5000 list for the fastest growing companies in the Midwest!

Our pricing is based on the amount of volume your items take up in our 16-cubic yard mini dump trucks. Your total cost includes all the labor, transportation, and disposal fees! But what sets Fire Dawgs apart from the rest? We reuse, recycle, or donate over 60% of the items we haul away! Helping you go green with your junk removal service!

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