Energy Bag Program
First Star Recycling is proud to announce the Hefty Energy Program which aims to divert hard-to-recycle plastics out of the waste stream. From candy wrappers to potato chip bags, many soft plastics that were previously discarded can now be consolidated in bright orange Hefty Energy Bags and converted into energy to produce cement, rather than ending up in a landfill.
The Hefty Energy Bag program will capture tons of previously un-recycled plastics that would have been thrown away and taken to landfills. The new Hefty Energy Program will collect the filled energy bags and sort them a First Star’s local materials recycling facility before transporting them to energy conversion facilities. This colorful addition to Omaha’s waste management and recycling program has the potential keep minimize landfill waste and improve municipal recycling efficiency.