Foil Lids


“Foil” lids are not recyclable and should be placed in the trash. Most “foil” lids are actually not foil and/or contain a layer or coating of plastic. This mix of material makes them not recyclable.

Ways to Reduce

Go Big

Consider buying larger portions versus single-serving portions of yogurt or snacks. Fewer containers usually result in less packaging that ends up in the landfill. Larger containers can also be reused as storage for other items.


Buy Bulk

For items like nuts, bring your own reusable containers and buy from the bulk foods section if possible.

Did You Know?

Why Aluminum Lids?

Aluminum lids are used on many dairy and food products to extend the product’s shelf-life – they have excellent corrosion resistance and protect the product from light, moisture, oxygen and gas.

Source: Italcoat / IPS