AMERICAN DISPOSAL SERVICES, INC. PARTNERS WITH
COBB COUNTY ON THE HEFTY® ENERGY BAG® PROGRAM
GEORGIA, November 20, 2018 – American Disposal Services Inc. has partnered with Cobb County– Keep Cobb Beautiful Inc. on the Hefty® EnergyBag® program as part of our waste management infrastructure to promote the conversion of previously non-recycled plastics, such as chip bags, pouches, plastic utensils, etc., throughout the Cobb County Community. The program was launched November 10, 2018 and will be available to customers of American Disposal in Cobb County, Georgia.
The Hefty® EnergyBag® program is a groundbreaking initiative led by The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and
Reynolds Consumer Products to convert non-recycled plastics at curbside into valuable energy resources. The program began in 2017 and is a significant step towards achieving positive long-term environmental and economic advantages, including fewer plastics ending up in landfills. to see how it works.
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Dow is a leading and engaged voice for policies and programs that advance the vision of a “circular economy” for plastics, an important focus of set in 2015. To learn more about Dow’s sustainability goals and initiatives advancing a circular economy, visit Dow’s 2025 sustainability goals Dow’s 2016 Sustainability Report.
Reynolds Consumer Products is a leading provider of quality household essentials that have been trusted for generations. Reynolds® and Hefty® brand products help with food preparation, cooking, cleanup, and storage. The Hefty® brand is best known for strong, dependable waste bags, available in the U.S. at mass merchants, grocers, and other retail stores nationwide. For more information, visit Hefty.com
A nationwide community grant was established by
Dow and Keep America Beautiful at the beginning of 2018. One of the first two grants, totaling $100,000, have been awarded to Cobb County. For more information visit KAB's Grant Program
“Nearly 30% of U.S. households currently recycle non-recyclable plastics in curbside bins/carts, and we are proud to be part of the Hefty® EnergyBag® Program that aids in the reduction of waste in landfills,” said American Disposal Services’ General Manager, John Elliot. This program comes with many environmental and economic benefits and will help to convert non-recyclable waste into alternative energy which can be used to power businesses, cars and homes; reduce fossil fuels extracted from the ground; improve the quality of recycled household materials such as Paper, Cardboard, Plastic (#1, #2 and #5) and Metal; as well as encourage Cobb County residents to recycle more at home to help create new energy resources instead of placing non-recycled plastics in their trash can.
Here is how you can >> Sign Up
Once signed up, Cobb County residents can start using the Hefty® EnergyBag® immediately.
After filling the orange Hefty® EnergyBag®, residents then tightly
close the bags by tying them and placing them in their curbside recycling carts or bins. American Disposal Services, Inc. will pick up the tied orange Hefty® EnergyBag® along with their recycling curbside pickup and take them to a local materials recovery facility (MRF) for sorting. The MRF then bales the bags and sends them to a local energy recovery facility, which converts plastics into valuable energy resources.
American Disposal also designed a guide for their customers and community members to better understand what items are accepted in the orange Hefty® EnergyBag®. The guide can be downloaded
or you can chat directly with American Disposal’s Outreach and Education Crew in their new Facebook Recycling Group – HERE Join Now