Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Education

We believe in helping to educate the world on the benefits and ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and renew.  We make educational resources available to our employees, customers and partners to help expand the knowledge and benefits of a circular economy.

Educational Materials

We believe that through education, we can empower everyone to make a difference in the quest for a more sustainable world.

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Mechanical Recycling vs. Advanced Recycling

Find out how these complementary processes help advance our circular economy.
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Learn where litter comes from and how to prevent.
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Product Waste

Learn about various types of waste and how to become more aware of efficient resource use.
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Product Recycling

Touch on the basics of the plastic recycling process.
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Circular Economy

Learn about a circular economy and best practices to achieve one.
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Understand the basics and how we can benefit from renewable materials like bioplastics.
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Educational Videos

Designing for Recyclability When Using PET

Overcoming the challenges of designing recyclable plastic packaging with PET

Designing for Recyclability When Using Decoration

How to create recyclable plastic packaging when using decoration.

Designing for Recyclability When Using Mixed Materials

Overcoming the challenges of designing recyclable plastic packaging with mixed materials.

Designing for Recyclability When Using Dark Colorant

How to create recyclable plastic packaging when using dark colorant.

Why isn't all plastic packaging biodegradable?

Discover why biodegradable plastic, in terms of industrial composting, does not provide a long-term solution for marine litter and plastic pollution.

Would we be better off without plastic packaging?

In a world without plastic packaging, consumers would miss out on a lightweight, durable, and flexible material that protects products and prevents waste.

How does so much plastic end up in the ocean?

With over two billion people out of the 7.6 billion world population without access to waste collection, waste from land-based sources makes its way from rivers to the ocean.

What happens to my recycled plastic?

From paint containers to garden furniture, discover the many items recycled plastic becomes after placed in the recycling bin.

Classroom Activities

Learning the facts about recycling from an early age is beneficial for our future. Through these fun activities, kids can learn how to be a good environmental steward from a young age.

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Earth Day Coloring Book

Fun activities for kids to learn about recycling along with Berry Bucket.

Let's Start with Collection of Plastics

Understand where trash cans should be placed: recycling bins or trash cans. Many cities and counties have bins that are specifically colored. This might seem basic, but there's a reason why so many places have spent money to make the distinction. Plastics contaminated by other elements can potentially lose their recyclable value. Be cautious when disposing of any items that could potentially be considered recyclable.

Understand Resin Identification Codes

Every single plastic container is legally required to have a resin identification code (RIC) that informs you of the product’s plastic grade. Understand everything there is to know about resin identification codes right here. The more educated our community becomes, the cleaner our oceans will be. Join us in taking the first steps toward creating an enlightened community and a brighter future for our world and everything that lives within it.

A Breakdown of Resin Identification Codes

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1 - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

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2 - High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

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3 - Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

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4 - Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

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5 - Polypropylene (PP)

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6 - Polystyrene (PS)

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7 -Other Plastics like Nylon, Acrylic, Polycarbonate (PC), and Polylactic Acid (PLA)

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