2018 Hefty® EnergyBag® Grant Recipients Announced December 12, 2018

2018 Hefty® EnergyBag® Grant Recipients Announced


Lake Forest, Ill., – (December 12, 2018) – Two $40,000 grants have been awarded to organizations in Cobb County, Georgia, and Lincoln, Nebraska. The grants will expand a recently launched Hefty® EnergyBag® program in Cobb County, Georgia, and help to establish a new start-up program in Lincoln, Nebraska. The program offers an innovative approach to diverting plastic waste that are hard to recycle – such as flexible films, foam to-go containers, plastic cups, straws and lids – from landfills by converting the materials into valuable resources.

“We’re excited to build upon the success of the existing Hefty EnergyBag programs through the 2018 grants we’re issuing to Cobb County and Lincoln,” said Matt Maurer, Senior Director for Hefty Brands. “By growing these programs, we are taking an important step toward increasing plastics recovery across North America.”

Each community will collect hard-to-recycle plastic materials and provide them to approved facilities. This process extends the life cycle of these plastic materials by creating new energy resources.

To date, Hefty® EnergyBag® programs have collected more than 328,900 orange bags and diverted more than 213 tons of hard-to-recycle plastics from landfills.

Reynolds Consumer Products is a leading provider of household products that simplify daily life so you can enjoy what matters most. Our Reynolds® and Hefty® brand products help make mealtime easier with preparation, cooking, cleanup, and storage solutions. Our namesake Reynolds® products include the iconic Reynolds Wrap® aluminum foil, Reynolds Kitchens® parchment paper, plastic wrap, oven bags, and slow cooker liners. The Hefty® brand is known for strong, dependable waste bags, slider bags, plates, and cups. Our products are available in the U.S. and internationally, including the Alcan® and Diamond® brands, which are leaders in their markets. For more information, on the program, visit HeftyEnergyBag.com