Can You Recycle Plastic Drink Pouches (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic drink pouch with a symbol on the top right indicating it is not recyclable

You can not recycle plastic drink pouches through your curbside recycling. Since plastic drink pouches are made from multiple layers of materials such as PET (#1), aluminum (inside coating), and other plastic types, they are tough to process. Throw them in the garbage bin.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): PET #1, LDPE #4

Please note: Recycling guidelines may vary depending on local regulations and facilities. The information provided here is intended as a general guide and may not apply to your specific location or item. Always check with your local recycling center or municipal authority for the most accurate and up-to-date recycling information in your area.

Typical RIC Symbols Used

Showing the PET Plastic recycling symbol RIC #1 used in plastic drink pouches
Showing the LDPE Plastic recycling symbol RIC #4 used in plastic drink pouches

Where To Recycle

Use Recycling Locators: Locate Drink Pouch specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK). Search based on the RIC symbol and the item name.