3.3 Plastic Packaging

All plastic packaging that is used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods supplied to residential consumers.

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

(examples provided for illustrative purposes only)

PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Transparent and/or coloured #1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles and jars, containing less than 5 litres, displaying the resin code #1.

Examples: Milk in PET bottles, soy or almond milk in PET bottles 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 and 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, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk) in the deposit program. Do not report these materials in your report. Any non-bottle, or jar packaging made of PET should be reported as Other Plastic Packaging.  PET Thermoform containers should be reported as PET Thermoform Containers <5 Litres – Non-Beverage.

PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirit Deposit Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Transparent and/or coloured #1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), containing less than 5 litres, displaying the #1 resin code for alcoholic beverages including wine and spirits.

Examples: Alcoholic ciders, coolers, spirits.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Transparent and/or coloured #1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) displaying the #1 resin code, containing less than 5 litres, non-alcoholic beverages.

Examples: Soft drinks, water, fruit juices, flavoured water, ice tea, sports drinks.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

PET Bottles and Jars ≥ 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Transparent and/or coloured #1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) displaying the #1 resin code and containing 5 litres or more of alcoholic beverage.

Examples: Spirits or wine jugs.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

PET Bottles and Jars ≥ 5 Litres – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Transparent and/or coloured #1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) displaying the #1 resin code, containing 5 litres or more of non-alcoholic beverage.

Examples: Soft drinks, non-refillable water bottles.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage Examples
Definition: Transparent and/or coloured #1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles and jars, containing less than 5 litres of non-beverage products displaying the #1 resin code.

Examples: Salad dressing bottles, peanut butter containers, edible oil bottles, dish soap or mouthwash bottles.

Reporting Tips: Report any PET container that is not a bottle or jar as Other Plastic Packaging.  PET Thermoform containers should be reported as PET Thermoform Containers <5 Litres – Non-Beverage.

PET Bottles and Jars ≥ 5 Litres – Non-Beverage Examples
Definition: Transparent and/or coloured #1 PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles and jars containing 5 litres or more of non-beverage, displaying the #1 resin code.

Examples: Salad dressing bottles, edible oil bottles.

Reporting Tip: Report any PET container that is not a bottle or jar as Other Plastic Packaging. PET Thermoform containers should be reported as PET Thermoform Containers <5 Litres – Non-Beverage.

HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs < 5 Litres – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) bottles, jars and jugs, containing less than 5 litres displaying #2 resin code used for milk and milk substitute products where not on deposit.

Examples: Milk in HDPE bottles, jars or jugs, soya or almond milk in HDPE bottles, jars or jugs 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 and 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, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk)  in the deposit program. Do not report these materials  in your report.

HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Deposit Reporting Tips
Definition: #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) jars and jugs containing less than 5 litres, displaying #2 resin code used for alcoholic beverages including wine and spirits.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs < 5 Litres – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic  Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) bottles, jars and jugs containing less than 5 litres displaying #2 resin code used for non-alcoholic beverages.

Examples: Soft drinks, juices, water, energy and sports drinks, yogurt drinks.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs ≥ 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) bottles, jars and jugs, containing 5 litres or more, displaying the #2 resin code used for alcoholic beverages including wine and spirits.

Examples: Wines, spirits.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs ≥ 5 Litres – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic Deposit Deposit Reporting Tips
Definition: #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) bottles, jars and jugs, containing 5 litres or more, displaying the resin code #2 used for non-alcoholic beverages.

Examples: Non-refillable water jugs, juice.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage Examples
Definition: #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) bottles, jars and jugs, containing less than 5 litres displaying the #2 resin code containing a non-beverage product.

Examples: Laundry detergent, shampoo, bleach, vinegar, corn syrup, body wash, household cleaning products.

Do not report any packaging that is a designated material or category of packaging covered under separate regulation, for example, empty oil and antifreeze containers, which are regulated separately in BC and SK, and empty oil containers in ON. Any HDPE packaging that is not a bottle, jar or jug should be reported as Other Plastic Packaging.

HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs ≥ 5 Litres – Non-Beverage Examples
Definition: #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) bottles, jars and jugs, containing 5 litres or more, displaying the #2 resin code containing a non-beverage product.

Examples: Laundry detergent, bleach, cleaning supplies.

Reporting Tips: Do not report any packaging that is a designated material or category of packaging covered under separate regulation, for example, oil and antifreeze containers, which are regulated separately in BC and SK, and oil containers in ON.

Plastic Laminates – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All laminated film and laminated flexible plastic packaging comprised of multiple plastic resin types and/or combinations of plastic resins and metalized foils, wax, and/or paper. This material category also includes mono-material such as those made of PET, PP, PVC, EVA and other films that do not meet the definition of LDPE/HDPE Film or PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic film.

Examples: Drink pouches containing milk or milk substitutes, flavoured milk 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 and 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.

Multi-laminate foil beverage pouches are not on deposit in SK and should be included in your steward report.

Stewards should not report the actual straw on a milk pouch as it serves no packaging function, however, report the plastic film around the straw as: LDPE/HDPE film, PLA, PHA, PHB Plastic Film or as Plastic Laminates- Non Beverage if made from other film.

Plastic Laminates – Beverage – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All laminated film and laminated flexible plastic packaging comprised of multiple plastic resin types and/ or combinations of plastic resins and metalized foils, wax, and/or paper. This material category also includes mono-material such as those made of PET, PP, PVC, EVA and other films that do not meet the definition of LDPE/HDPE Film or PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic film.

Examples: Wine, spirits, coolers, cider pouches.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Multi-laminate foil beverage pouches are not on deposit in SK and should be included in your steward report.

Plastic Laminates – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic  Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All laminated film and laminated flexible plastic packaging comprised of multiple plastic resin types and/ or combinations of plastic resins and metalized foils, wax, and/or paper. This material category also includes mono-material such as those made of PET, PP, PVC, EVA and other films that do not meet the definition of LDPE/HDPE Film or PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic film.

Examples: Soft drink pouches, juice pouches, water pouches.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Multi-laminate foil beverage pouches are not on deposit in SK and should be included in your steward report.

Stewards should not report the actual straw on a drink pouch as it serves no packaging function, however, report the plastic film around the straw as: LDPE/HDPE film, PLA, PHA, PHB Plastic Film or as Plastic Laminates- Non Beverage if made from other film.

Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All laminated film and laminated flexible plastic packaging comprised of multiple plastic resin types and/or combinations of plastic resins and metalized foils, wax, and/or paper. This material category also includes mono-material such as those made of PET, PP, PVC, EVA and other films that do not meet the definition of  LDPE/HDPE Film or PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic film.

Examples: May include candy wrappers, coffee pouches, chip bags, cheese wraps, cereal liner bags, shrink wrap, pre-packaged deli meat pouches, yogurt stick packs, vacuum packaging, bubble wrap, stand up pouches, woven or non-woven plastic bags intended for more than one use when provided as service packaging, net bags used for citrus fruits,  nuts or cosmetic samples.

Reporting Tips: Report any plastic bags intended for more than one use that are supplied to the residential consumer as service packaging. Do not report purchased bags intended for more than one use and not supplied to the residential consumer as service packaging. Report plastic films that are not: LDPE/HDPE Film; or PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film, including those used around newspapers or catalogues for protection.

PET Thermoform Containers < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: PET thermoform clear, light green and light blue containers such as clamshells, with a volume of less than 5 litres used for non-beverage products.

Examples: Muffin or cake containers, salad containers, egg containers, trays.

Reporting Tips: Any colours other than clear, light green or light blue of this material should be reported as Other Plastic Packaging < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage. Please report all PET thermoform beverage cups used as service packaging in this subcategory.

PLA, PHA, PHB – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Plastic bottles consisting of bio-plastics made of either PLA (polylactic acid), PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) and PHB (poly-3-hydroxybutyrate) polymers used for milk and milk substitutes where not on deposit.

Examples: Bottles containing milk, soya or almond milk 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 and 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.

PLA, PHA, PHB – Beverage – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Deposit Examples
Definition: Plastic bottles consisting of bio-plastics made of either PLA (polylactic acid), PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) and PHB (poly-3-hydroxybutyrate) polymers used for alcoholic beverages including wine and spirits.

Examples: Wine, spirits, coolers, ciders.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation. 

PLA, PHA, PHB – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Plastic bottles consisting of bio-plastics made of either PLA (polylactic acid), PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) and PHB (poly-3-hydroxybutyrate) polymers used for non-alcoholic beverages.

Examples: Soft drinks, water, fruit juices, flavoured water, sports and energy drinks, ice tea.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

PLA, PHA, PHB – Non-Beverage Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Plastic containers consisting of bio-plastics made of either PLA (polylactic acid), PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) and PHB (poly-3-hydroxybutyrate) polymers for non-beverage products.

Examples: PLA clamshell containers, PLA egg containers, peanut packaging.

Reporting Tips: Report any PLA, PHA or PHB beverage cups used as service packaging in this subcategory.

PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film Examples
Definition: Plastic film consisting of bio-plastics made of either PLA (polylactic acid), PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) and/or PHB (poly-3-hydroxybutyrate) polymers.

Examples: PLA, PHA, PHB shrink wrap around products, PLA, PHA, PHB  bags for vegetables and salad, PLA, PHA, PHB film used around newspapers and magazines and catalogues for protection.

PLA, PHA, PHB Carry-Out Bags Reporting Tips
Definition: Plastic carry-out bags consisting of bio-plastics made of either PLA (polylactic acid), PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) and/or PHB (poly-3-hydroxybutyrate) polymers.

Reporting Tips: Only report carry-out bags made of either PLA, PHA or PHB.

  • In MB, stewards are required to report PLA, PHA, PHB carry-out bags in both KG and in number of units supplied. Reporting number of units supplied in BC, SK and ON is optional.
LDPE or HDPE Film Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Includes plastic film made from LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE (Low Density, Linear Low Density, High Density Polyethylene) or combinations thereof. May display resin code #4 or #2. PE films reported under this category must not contain any barrier layers or other non-PE resins.

Examples: May include certain fresh and frozen vegetable bags, diaper packaging, bread bags, shrink wrap around products (e.g., around a tray of 24 water bottles), dry cleaner bags, soil and fertilizer bags, produce and bulk store bags provided to the residential consumer as service packaging, film used around newspapers, magazines and catalogues for protection.

Reporting Tips: Do not report film used exclusively as transportation and distribution packaging that is not intended for use in the home and therefore will not be managed in the residential waste stream.

Film that is comprised of resins other than PE or combinations of PE and other resins should be reported in the Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage Category.

LDPE or HDPE Film Carry-Out Bags Examples
Definition: Includes #4 LDPE or #2 HDPE  (Low Density or High  Density Polyethylene) film carry-out bags only provided at point of sale. May  display resin code #4 or #2.

Examples: Plastic shopping bags with our without images or text.

  • In MB, stewards are required to report LDPE/HDPE Film carry-out bags in both KG and in number of units supplied. Reporting number of units supplied in BC, SK and ON is optional.
Expanded Polystyrene – Food Packaging Examples
Definition: All forms of expanded foam packaging used in food applications and may display resin code #6.

Examples: Meat trays, beverage cups used as service packaging.

Expanded Polystyrene – Other Examples
Definition: Other forms of expanded foam packaging for non-food uses displaying resin code #6.

Examples: Foam packing peanuts, cushion packaging for electronics and appliances.

Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Beverage Bottles – Milk and Milk Substitutes Examples
Definition: Non-expanded polystyrene bottles used for milk and milk substitute beverages may display resin code #6.

Reporting Tips: Report non-expanded polystyrene beverage cups used as service packaging in Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Other.

Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Beverage Bottles – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Deposit Reporting Tips
Definition: Non-expanded polystyrene bottles used for alcoholic beverages and may display resin code #6.

Examples: Wines, spirits, coolers, ciders.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Beverage Bottles – Non-Alcoholic Deposit Deposit Reporting Tips
Definition: Non-expanded polystyrene bottles used for non-alcoholic beverages and may display resin code #6.

Examples: Soft drinks, juices, water, sports and energy drinks, ice tea.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Other Examples
Definition: All other non-expanded polystyrene packaging that is not included in any of the specific Non-Expanded Polystyrene categories above. May display resin code #6.

Examples: Polystyrene clear clamshell containers such as berry and muffin containers, opaque clamshell containers such as food take-out containers, yogurt containers, clear rigid trays, service packaging beverage cups and plates, plastic hangers provided as service packaging with an item of clothing.

Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All forms of rigid plastic packaging, less than 5 litres, for beverage milk and milk substitutes that are #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) plastic, #4 LDPE, #5 PP (Polypropylene) and #7 (Other), and other plastics that are not included in any of the other plastic subcategories. Also includes non-coded plastics. May display resin code #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7.

Examples: Yogurt beverages, kefir beverages.

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 and 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, coconut milk, almond milk) in the deposit program. Do not report these materials in your report.

Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All forms of rigid plastic packaging, less than 5 litres, for beverage wine and spirits that are #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) plastic, #4 LDPE, #5 PP (Polypropylene) and #7 (Other), and other plastics that are not included in any of the other plastic subcategories. Also includes non-coded plastics. May display resin code #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7.

Examples: Wine, spirits, coolers, ciders.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All forms of rigid plastic packaging, containing less than 5 litres for non-alcoholic carbonated beverages that is #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) plastic, #4 LDPE, #5 PP (Polypropylene) and #7 (Other), and other plastics that are not included in any of the other plastic subcategories. Also includes non-coded plastics. May display resin code #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7.

Examples: Soft drinks, water, juice.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above)
≥ 5 Litres – Beverage – Wine and Spirits
Deposit Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All forms of rigid plastic packaging, containing 5 litres or more, for beverage wine and spirits that are #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) plastic, #4 LDPE, #5 PP (Polypropylene) and #7 (Other), and other plastics that are not included in any of the other plastic subcategories. Also includes non-coded plastics. May display resin code #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7.

Examples: Wine jugs.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) ≥ 5 Litres – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic Deposit Deposit Reporting Tips
Definition: All forms of rigid plastic packaging, containing 5 litres or more, for non-alcoholic carbonated beverages that are #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) plastic, #4 LDPE, #5 PP (Polypropylene) and #7 (Other), and other plastics that are not included in any of the other plastic subcategories. Also includes non-coded plastics. May display resin code #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All forms of rigid plastic packaging, containing less than 5 litres, for non-beverage products that are #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) plastic, #4 LDPE, #5 PP (Polypropylene) and #7 (Other), and other plastics that are not included in any of the other plastic subcategories. Also includes non-coded plastics. May display resin code #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7.

Examples: Hand cream tubes, margarine, sour cream, cottage cheese and yogurt tubs & lids, microwaveable food trays, polyethylene foam sheets, inserts and moulds for packing appliances, plastic blister packaging used to display toys, batteries or other products, hand sanitizer bottles and pumps, candy dispensers, plastic egg cartons and plastic hangers provided as service packaging with an item of clothing.

Reporting Tips: PET food trays that are not clear, light blue or light green (e.g. black food trays) should be reported in this category. Do not report any packaging that is a designated material or category of packaging covered under separate regulation, for example, empty oil and antifreeze containers which are regulated separately in some provinces. Do not report any polyethylene foam sheets used exclusively as transportation and distribution packaging that is not intended for use or management in the home. Report any beverage cups used as service packaging (not reported elsewhere). Report lids for beverage containers that are not on deposit (if not using the Component Threshold Rule) in this material category.

Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) ≥ 5 Litres – Non-Beverage Reporting Tips
Definition: All forms of rigid plastic packaging, containing 5 litres or more, for non-beverage products that are #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) plastic, #4 LDPE, #5 PP (Polypropylene) and #7 (Other), and other plastics that are not included in any of the other plastic subcategories. Also includes non-coded plastics. May display resin code #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7.

Examples: Laundry detergent pails.

Reporting Tips: Do not report any packaging that is a designated material or category of packaging covered under separate regulations for example oil and antifreeze containers which are regulated separately in some provinces.

Natural and Synthetic Textiles Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Includes natural and synthetic based textile packaging whether woven, beaten, knitted or otherwise manufactured

Examples: Fabric bags intended for more than one use provided as service packaging, butcher string, ribbons, organza bags.

Reporting Tips: If a natural fabric bag (such as a bag made of cotton or burlap) which is intended for more than one use is supplied free of charge as service packaging, then the item is included and must be reported under Natural and Synthetic Textiles. Plastic bags supplied to the consumer as service packaging should be reported under Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage. Do not report purchased bags which are intended for more than one use and are not supplied to the residential consumer as service packaging as they are products that look like packaging.

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