3.5 Aluminum Packaging

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National Material List-Subcategory BC SK MB ON Examples & Reporting Tips

(examples provided for illustrative purposes only)

Aluminum Aerosol Containers Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Includes aluminum aerosol containers that are at least 95% by weight aluminum.Examples: Air freshener spray cans, hairspray cans, food spray cans, deodorant spray cans, mousse spray cans.

Reporting Tips: Exclude aerosol containers designated under separate regulation for example aerosol paint cans.

Aluminum Food Containers – Non-Beverage Examples
Definition: Sealed, rigid containers that are at least 95% by weight of aluminum.Examples: Pet food cans, food cans, sardine cans.
Aluminum – Beverage Containers – Milk and Milk Substitutes Deposit  Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Sealed rigid containers that are at least 95% by weight of aluminum containing milk and/or milk substitutes.

Examples: Milk, soya milk and rice milk aluminum containers where not on deposit.

Reporting Tips:

  • In BC: Please note the following beverages are not on deposit and should be included in your steward report:
    milk, milk substitutes such as rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk (or any other milk substitute that comes from grains, nuts or vegetables), flavoured milk (where milk appears as one of the first three ingredients in the ingredient list), ready-to-drink infant formula, dietary supplements or meal replacements.
  • In SK: Please note the following ready-to-drink beverages are not on deposit and should be included in your steward report: infant formula, dietary supplements and meal replacement products.

Please Note: SK includes all milk beverages (including milk, buttermilk, cream, fluid coffee cream, lactose-free milk products, drinkable yogurts) and non-dairy ready-to-drink milk substitute beverages (such as rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk) in the deposit program. Do not report these materials in your report.

Aluminum – Beverage Containers – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Sealed rigid containers that are at least 95% by weight of aluminum containing beverage wine and spirits.Examples: Wine, spirits.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Aluminum – Beverage Containers – Non-Alcoholic Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Sealed rigid containers that are at least 95% by weight of aluminum containing non-alcoholic  beverage.

Examples: Soft drinks, water, flavoured water, energy and sports drinks, ice tea, vegetable juice.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Other Aluminum Packaging Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Aluminum packaging not included in another aluminum packaging subcategory.Examples: Foil wrap supplied to the residential consumer as service packaging, pie plates, yogurt/sour cream seals, frozen food trays, lids and closures for beverage and non-beverage containers, tea light candle holders.

Reporting Tips: Exclude foil wrap, pie plates or other aluminum food trays purchased as products.

The indicates that there are province-specific differences that you need to note.