What is multi-layer plastic?

Written by Emily updated 1 yr ago
  • updated 1 yr ago

Multi-layer plastic is a core category available to Ridwell members on our Plastic Plus and Unlimited plans.

Multi-layer plastic is crinkly, thick packaging that often contains food like chips, nuts, rice, candy, or pet treats. To keep food fresh, it's made of up to 11 layers of different materials, which makes it difficult to recycle.

We take your multi-layer plastic to recycling partners who turn it into innovative products like gravel for landscaping and hydroponics systems, zero-waste building materials, and drainage material.

Some examples of multi-layer plastic include:

  • Food bags (plastic bags holding things like nuts, dried fruit, or other snacks)
  • Frozen food bags (must be clean and completely dry!)
  • Plastic granola bar and energy bar wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Plastic candy wrappers
  • And more! To see the full list, visit our categories page.

If you have an item you're not sure about, send a photo to help@ridwell.com and we'll be happy to assist!


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