Recycling the Publix way
The Publix team is doing their part to reduce waste and be involved as responsible citizens in their communities. To stay true to their mission, they have created initiatives to teach front service clerks on proper bagging, implemented bag reduction goals and established campaigns to encourage reusable bags.
But in addition to that, Publix also provides recycling bins in front of all stores for customer usage.
However, the question many customers have, what items can be placed in the bins?
Publix placed updated signage on all their bins to help clarify.
Plastic: Only Empty, Clean and Dry Items
- Soft plastics (#2, #4)
- Plastic bags
- Product overwrap
- Pharmacy bags
- Dry cleaning bags
- Drinking bottles
- Rigid containers
- Any item containing food
Paper: Only Empty, Clean and Dry Items
- Paper bags
- Publix Aprons recipe cards
- Ad inserts
- Fast food bags with food
- Hardcover books
Foam: Only Empty, Clean and Dry Items
- Foam egg cartons
- Clean foam take-out trays
- Clean foam cups
- Paper or plastic egg cartons
- Take-out trays with food
- Cups with lids and straws
- Packing peanuts
Where does the recycled material go?
The recyclables that customers drop off at the stores are loaded onto trucks and sent to return centers. Once they arrive, they are combined with similar recyclables and picked up to be processed and made into other items.
Some of these items include
- low-maintenance fencing
- composite deck boards
- building and construction products and
- new plastic bags
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