Do Not Recycle
Even though hard plastic clamshells are typically made from plastic #1, they are difficult to recycle because they are made through a different process. When combined, they contaminate the recycling and reduce its quality. Be sure to toss them in the garbage.
Ways to Reduce
Avoid Purchasing Non-Recyclables
Hard clamshell plastic cannot be recycled, so try to buy from brands that avoid this type of packaging.
Reusable Packaging For Businesses
Check out Upstream’s catalog of reusable packaging and unpackaging innovators that provide ways for consumers to obtain products, mostly food and beverages, in returnable, reusable, or refillable packaging – or they deliver products to consumers unpackaged altogether.